Well, I've tried that + everything else I could find here at TenForums and elsewhere. Always returns an error of some form or another.

From the sheer numbers of people who run into this, I see very few success stories. I honestly despise Microsoft for back-stabbing tech in it's infancy and leaving us with this spying, self-destroying manure pile of an OS.

I've backed up his data and will reinstall. Good grief, what a sick joke Windows truly is.

Thanks to everyone who tried to help, it's very appreciated.