Portable License?

Discussion in 'LnS English Forum' started by smf, Nov 28, 2006.

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  1. smf

    smf Registered Member

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    I have wanted to purchase LookNstop for a long time, but haven't because of IMHO one of the worst license protection schemes. There are only a very few software manufactures that tie the license to specific hardware and the ones that do for example: Microsoft... get panned relentlessly in the media and forums. Why does LookNstop still use such a restrictive license? Why can't they make the license portable so that it can be moved to another machine easily anytime the user wants?
     
  2. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Most of the "standard" users change their machine every 2 or 3 years only.
    Since we are providing a new serial when this happens and since we have 30 days to do it, there is actually no real issue.

    Agreed if you are changing machine every month there is an issue. But this is very unusual.

    Frederic
     
  3. halcyon

    halcyon Registered Member

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    Unfortunately, you don't need to change a machine for the activation code to change.

    I just found it out today.

    I had to re-install windows and I have to ask Frederic for a new activation code again.

    No hardware in my machine has changed.

    Only Windows XP installation (same XP Pro sp2) and driver revisions.
     
  4. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Yes, there are some cases like this, but even reinstalling windows is not something so frequent (and most of the time the code doesn't change for this operation).

    Anyway, the registration system will change for the 2.06.

    Frederic
     
  5. TJM

    TJM Registered Member

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    Hi Frederic --

    'Anyway, the registration system will change for the 2.06.'


    Will this change make the licence portable?

    Thanks, TJM
     
  6. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Hi TJM,

    With the current version, the licence is already portable.
    The difference will be a new serial won't be required.

    Of course, it is still required to purchase several licences if Look 'n' Stop is used on several machines.

    Regards,

    Frederic
     
  7. huangzhengliang

    huangzhengliang Registered Member

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    I still got 3-user NIS 2005. I found that whenever I reinstall Windows, the subscription is set for another year. This is good but unfortunately Norton is slow :(
    I just bought 3-year 2-year NOD32 today : )
     
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