I went a different route than Rosco_P suggested.
I identified my keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...exported the "component manager" entries..
in notepad I changed HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to HKEY_CURRENT_USER
then deleted all "component manager" words (this allows for the keys to be entered as Stardock\Drengin.net)
saved/closed/and doublekickedthe export file
This entered all my keys into HKEY_CURRENT_USER
I have no galciv2UL entry...
I no longer receive the "No Serial" message...I get to put in my login and password...and the software goes to a "connecting to Metaverse" screen...
and then I crash to desktop like Publius.
I vote...ROLLBACK to 2.03...whatever the specific issue addressed by 2.04...wasnt worth it.