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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:34:16 AM

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Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:34:17 AM

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"Måç" <H@teSpam.com> wrote in message
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> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?
>
Trial is a try before you buy. I doubt anyone will show you how to cheat a
software developer out of thier money. If you like the program, buy it.
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:34:17 AM

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buy it
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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:34:17 AM

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In article <#Sl#80juFHA.252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>, H@teSpam.com says...
> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?

The vendor worked hard to develop that program/application and you find
it useful, so maybe you should grow some ethics and purchase it so that
the vendor can continue to support it and produce other fine works.

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:34:17 AM

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There are different ways used varying by vender.
The easiest way to find the exact details of how a particular vender does it
is to buy all the assets of the owner.
Then you will have the exact details of what you ask.
A cheaper way is to simply buy the product.
Once you buy it you can reinstall.

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"Måç" <H@teSpam.com> wrote in message
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> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:34:17 AM

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Måç wrote:
> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?

It's going to vary from program to program. I personally don't like
trial versions that only allow you to run the program for a certain
amount of time or for a certain number of times. I much prefer the
ones that simply reduce the number of features available.
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:34:17 AM

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Måç wrote:
> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?
>
>


Each software manufacturer uses a different method. Ask the
manufacturer of whatever product you're trying to rip off.


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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 10:03:25 AM

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djs0302@aol.com wrote in news:1126822643.348797.242350
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>
> Måç wrote:
>> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't
reinstall?
>
> It's going to vary from program to program. I personally don't like
> trial versions that only allow you to run the program for a certain
> amount of time or for a certain number of times. I much prefer the
> ones that simply reduce the number of features available.
>

I have to disagree here. When I try software, it's to see if it meets my
needs. Hard to determine if some features cannot be tested.
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 10:28:07 AM

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djs0302@aol.com wrote:
> Måç wrote:
> > Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?
>
> It's going to vary from program to program. I personally don't like
> trial versions that only allow you to run the program for a certain
> amount of time or for a certain number of times. I much prefer the
> ones that simply reduce the number of features available.

Well, I can give you a bazillion programs for you to use indefinitely,
but they will do nothing, as all features will be disabled. You
consider this useful? How do you evaluate a product whose features you
cannot use? Plus, "trial" versions are intended to be just that, for
you to test for suitability, not for you to use as long as you like.

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 12:34:51 PM

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On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:16:57 -0400, "zibby" <zibby@nospam.com> wrote:

>I got better one. Format hard drive and reinstall windows.
>Create clean backup, so you can restore when trial software expires.
>then install trial software.
>
>Hint: use VMware and create virtual PC with windows as host and guest OS.
>install trial under guest OS (another hint: backup clean windows install)

Actual formatting does not work. You would need to use a program
like bcwipe. This would also get rid of software key loggers.

Greg Ro
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:23:53 PM

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"Måç" <H@teSpam.com> wrote in message
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> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?
>

Varies from software to software, a lot of times it's in the registry. To
extend your trial, you can remove the software from Add/Remove, get a basic
registry cleaner like RegSrubXP. Run it and remove from the registry keys,
values,... pertaining ONLY to that software. Re-install the software and you
may have another trial period. It's worked many times for many people.

- Winux P
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:55:33 PM

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bxf wrote:
> djs0302@aol.com wrote:
> > Måç wrote:
> > > Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't reinstall?
> >
> > It's going to vary from program to program. I personally don't like
> > trial versions that only allow you to run the program for a certain
> > amount of time or for a certain number of times. I much prefer the
> > ones that simply reduce the number of features available.
>
> Well, I can give you a bazillion programs for you to use indefinitely,
> but they will do nothing, as all features will be disabled. You
> consider this useful? How do you evaluate a product whose features you
> cannot use? Plus, "trial" versions are intended to be just that, for
> you to test for suitability, not for you to use as long as you like.


Well if they disable too many of the features then yes I'll agree that
you really can't evaluate the software accurately but in most cases you
can still get a fairly good idea whether or not the software is going
to meet your wants and needs.
September 16, 2005 3:48:35 PM

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Måç wrote:
> Where do they store their "trial" status on my PC, so I can't
> reinstall?

I have set $$$ to several authors of "freeware programs" as well as websites
simply because I find what they offer useful.
Buy it!

--
Mike Pawlak
!