thirty day trials

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by toploader, Sep 15, 2005.

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  1. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    just thinking aloud here - what is to stop someone who is using a 30 day trial from simply uninstalling the software after 30 days and then reinstalling it and so on every 30 days? presumably uninstall will remove all traces of it so the reinstall should not be aware that it has been previously installed?
  2. Joliet Jake

    Joliet Jake Registered Member

    Mar 1, 2005
    There will no doubt be registry entries that would need deleting which your average punter wouldn't know about.
    Some trials require your email.
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Apr 15, 2002
    Alrighty then....let's try this again Please. The Title of the thread says it all and is not about whether bollocks is indeed permissible in a post or sig.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2005
  4. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    That would be too easy and a smart company won't allow this, unless you reformat your harddisk or you know exactly what object(s) you have to remove or to modify on your harddisk in order to allow a second, third, ... install.
    There is of course another way to keep the trial version forever.
    Unfortunately this method is illegal and can not be recommended or explained by me in this forum.
    We are supposed to be the good guys. :D
  5. Jim E

    Jim E Guest

    Can't remember the name but there is software protection that writes to the beginning of the drive. Softwrap? Whatever it is/was people threw a ****-fit when it was discovered due to it's potential to corrupt the drive. That's not to say it was ineffective, tho.
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