For the past couple of days I’ve been attempting to reactivate Iolo System Mechanic 16.5 premium. I first installed it on two old machines in February then, more recently, on a newer machine where it seemed to be working fine.
On twitter, @iolo_technologies suggested that my problems would be resolved by installing patch 126.96.36.199 which contained a “bug fix” for people who had a problem with activation keys on version 16.5.2. 212! Apparently some lucky buggers who were having similar problems, to my current ones, have been blessed with a fix which makes mine inoperable.
I’ve even downloaded and installed a fresh copy of version 188.8.131.52, rather than from my IOLO CD, and guess what. I’m still unable to activate this supposedly useful product. I’m currently regretting having paid for a premium version.