Yes, I understand that you are still having problems and certainly wasn't trying to minimize them. I was just relating my experience since you had asked earlier what others were experiencing with 126.96.36.199 in comparison to the problems they had reported with 188.8.131.52.
It sounds like you and skypx have been experiencing a different variant of serial number problem than the one that raydog1 and I had. I base this conjecture on both the different symptoms we all reported with 184.108.40.206 and the improvement or lack thereof we experienced with 220.127.116.11.
I'm sorry I don't have a solution for you. The only thing I can suggest is to check the registry keys (and maybe install the way I did) as I described in my post to skypx:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 4721#74721
I don't hold out a lot of hope for this, but it might be worth a try. At least checking the registry keys with regedit won't take much time.