MS Access suddenly thinks it's a trial version!
Posted on 2012-03-25
I have been using a legit installation of MS access on my computers for 17 years. The latest install was an upgrade to MS Access 2002 under an Office XP Professional upgrade CD about 2003. Suddenly today I get a message "Welcome to the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard" saying "you were entitled to use MS Office XP Professional until September 30, 2009. This product will run 3 more times before it goes into reduced functionality mode..."
Does anyone have an idea how to tell the registry and MS that I am legitimate? I have the upgrade CD and activation key
Altho I tried to retire, the legacy clients keep wanting work! What a wonderful world.