1) Set the TYPE registry key to "1" (3=Standalone) in the following registry location:
If you were to start AutoCAD now, it would flash something on screen then exit VERY quickly.
2) This is the hard bit: Find someone's machine that has ALL of the same 2010 products installed with network licensing.
3) Take a copy of the following file from the other persons machine and put it in the same location on yours:
C:\Program Files\Autodesk Product\LICPATH.LIC
Note: Unlike past versions of the product, 2010 seems to require this file EVEN if the "ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE" registry setting or environment variable is set correct.
4) Backup the following file on your machine, then copy over it with the same file from the other persons machine:
XP: C:\Documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\ADLM\ProductInformation.PIT
Important notes: The PIT (Product Information Table) is an encrypted file that that has a table of information about every 2010 network or standalone product you have installed. So if you could magically decrypt it, its contents would look very roughly like the following:
AUTOCAD 2010, NETWORK
AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE 2010, NETWORK
AUTOCAD MAP 3D 2010, NETWORK
AUTOCAD LT 2010, STANDALONE
So you can see how important it is to replace the file with one from a machine that has all of the same products.
The network version of that file IS transferable from machine to machine but I do not know for sure if standalone versions are 100% transferable in the same way.
The LOG file(s) in the same location as the PIT file can help you troubleshoot some issues - For example, I had a customer who log file said "Error reading decrypted information". It turns out that was due to the BETA version of AutoCAD being on the machine beforehand. And even though he cleaned up using the Autodesk supplied AcRegClean utility, it did not remove ProductInformation.PIT. Uninstalling/reinstalling after removing that file did the trick.
And keep in mind that if you do a REPAIR, REINSTALL or SERVICE PACK install that the registry key on step 1 will revert back to 3. I have verified that a repair or reinstall do NOT overwrite ProductInformation.PIT, so you shouldn't have to copy that file in again.
They should rename PIT to PITA
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