norton antivirus cannot be activated

i have norton 2009 installed through installation cd to an xp computer, but when i tried to activate it, it could not connect to norton server for activation.
like always i google it and went to symantec norton forum and there i found the answer, i need to remove the folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Norton0000082
but since application data folder is hidden folder, i got problem since the option in explorer was somehow could not be changed, so i guessed it was because of unclean removal of malware. so i opened the regedit, browsed to value:
and changed the checked value and default value to 1.
then i opened again the show hidden files and folder option in explorer and now it changed and i could see the hidden folder.
now that i could see the folder i renamed the 00000082 folder to 00000082.old
i restarted the computer and i tried again to activate the antivirus and now it is activated 🙂


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