As i said my security is off and of course im running it as admin and from the install folder and alt+tab trick was the first i tried. The bottom message on the trainer "Run game and press F1 at main menu. Numlock is ON." msg blinks then returns.
Have you seen my savegame, PWiz?
I hope this helps and speeds up the process.
Have you Vista ?
If he has Vista, like I do, he should be getting an AppCrash mssg.