Now that I’ve finally gotten some time to play with it… following up on “A monitor program has been found” message …
It looks like the wayward software in question is “procmon”, part of Microsoft’s “sysinternals” toolkit. If procmon has been run at any time since the system has booted, regardless of whether it is currently running, your copy protection triggers and it won’t run (and AFAIK the kernel hooks it puts in place can’t be removed without rebooting).
I do software development, so I run procmon sometimes. I’m not gonna reboot just so I can listen to music. And this isn’t some weird hacker tool, it’s an official Microsoft tool that you can download from Microsoft.
Though, I don’t know for certain that it works after a reboot, because now when I fire it up, I get the “Could not download a valid license for your computer” error. Grrr.
If I send you like $50, can you just make me a custom build that doesn’t have the licencing stupid and doesn’t have the copy protection stupid? I just want to be able to listen to music on the speakers I have for music.That’s it. Click play, and have music happen.
I’ve already wasted a huge amount of my time trying to do this, and to figure out why it wasn’t working. Please, for the love of god, can you tell me what I have to do, AS A PAYING CUSTOMER, to actually be able to listen to music without having to worry at any given time about whether or not your software will even work?