The download can not be avtivated becayse the servere are not longer there, However the software should work without activation. If you try to activate it and you can try to actuvate it, it will fail to connect.
I understand that the servers are not there, but in the help here
it says that one can either upgrade or download a different copy with a different serial number and that copy does not require activation. I have done that, but it never prompts for the new serial number and goes immediately to an activation screen.
I have tried going through the registry looking for a serial number to delete, but haven't found it.
My original copy would bring up the activation screen, but had an activate later option which allowed me to use the product for a while. During that time it functioned normally. But, eventually it ran out of time are required activation to continue.
It took two tries, but it WORKED! THANKS!