Greetings Folks - My 20 year old forgot his password for our main XPPRO Desktop (I could have logged in as Admin, but NO ..) and used some hacked up "change your password" product that has wreaked havoc on this OS.
Now, it does not recognize windows as registered, and prompts for activation on every boot. No matter how many times we enter the verification key it will not accept it.
I am fairly comfortable working in the registry and can do a Safe Mode Command Prompt login.
Obviously something has to be changed there, yet I have no clue and have a way too much to lose to simply wipe it and start over.
If someone has a suggestion of how to handle this it will be greatly appreciated.