|If it won't work in safe mode then command line won't be a lot better. Is it the lack of connectivity that stops activation in safe mode? in which case try 'safe mode with networking' |
Another option - try setting the BIOS date back two years (if you can remember the date ;-) ), activate as soon as it boots up & then restart, reverting to the correct date - no idea if it will work but worth a try.
"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd