Get this file & put it on the desktop for now>
Then try activating again. You better keep clear in mind what is going because microsoft might start rejecting the activation. Then you will have to ring & explain.
You should maybe activate by phone and talk to a real person there at MicroSquish. Tell them what is happening... Maybe (more than likely) they've encountered this before and will tell you what's wrong and how to fix it.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS