Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84
Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
If the licensing files are messed, simply changing the key will not work.
So it would need a Repair Install at the minimum to repair files added by the crack?
What about possible changes made to the boot sector? Should the HD be zeroed as a precaution?
Personally that is how I do any install, normally a secure erase with parted magic. It may be overkill but I like to start with a clean disk.
Thank you all for the input. I chose to go with the repair option, and everything has activated and all is well, for now.
Thanks for the additional information on rebuilding, if it comes down to it, I'll wipe it out following the suggestions above. I've never used utilities in rebuilding or reformatting, so by "secure erase with parted magic" is this a reference to a secure erase function within the applicaiton partition magic?