How to re-use a trial version program?

By AdrianCee ยท 10 replies
Jan 31, 2006
  1. Need to find a program that was on my previous computer that crashed. I had downloaded this program, and what it did was when I would download a program and it had a trial version, and at the end of my trial I was no longer able to use that program, no matter if I uninstalled it.

    So would I would do was open this program and it would open up and list all my software that I have installed on my computer. And would I would do was check my trial version program and it would completely get rid of my program and I was able to download the trial version again...

    Does anybody know what program that is that I used or know of any other way I can use a trial version program over again.

    Thank you..
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    If you like the programme so much. Why don`t you just buy it, rather than trying to cheat?

    Techspot does not condone any form of software piracy.
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    why dont you guys just start your post with "hi, I am looking for help in commiting a crime could you assist me?" puke:
  4. AdrianCee

    AdrianCee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    why dont you guys just start your post with "hi, I am looking for help in commiting a crime could you assist me?"

    I'm sorry how BAD of me (slapping my wrist) I see you only assist people commit crime by telling them how to commit piracy by copying "commercial DVD's." Make's sense, huh? You're such a good (double standard) cyber citizen..But, thank you anyway
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you wont find any post by me encouraging people to make any copies of commercial DVD's that they dont own. and it is NOT illegal to make a back up copy of ANY software or movie that you have legally purchased. that is "fair use" and not illegal.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    There is often a fine line between providing help and providing information on how to accomplish something that isn't exactly legal. Many times if the poster just rephrases that is enough, but I'm not sure there is any amount of rephrasing that could make your question valid.

    There are other places on the internet to ask for stuff like that.
  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115


    to back up iss's statement, here is a extract of a common eula when you purchase a software.. in this case MS Age of Empires...


    The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is protected by copyright laws and
    international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws
    and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold.

    1.GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following rights: .....
    - Storage/Network Use. You may also store or install a copy of the
    computer software portion of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on the
    COMPUTER to allow your other computers to use the SOFTWARE
    PRODUCT over an internal network, and distribute the SOFTWARE
    PRODUCT to your other computers over an internal network.
    However, you must acquire and dedicate a license for the
    SOFTWARE PRODUCT for each computer
    on which the
    SOFTWARE PRODUCT is used or to which it is distributed. A
    license for the SOFTWARE PRODUCT may not be shared or used
    concurrently on different computers.

    - Back-up Copy. If PC Manufacturer has not included a back-up copy
    of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT with the COMPUTER, you may
    make a single back-up copy of the computer software portion of the
    SOFTWARE PRODUCT. You may use the back-up copy solely for
    archival purposes.
    Back-up Utility. If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT
    includes a Microsoft back-up utility you may use it to make the single
    back-up copy described. After the single back-up copy is made, the
    backup utility will be permanently disabled.

    just search for a eula.txt on your pc and spend a few minutes reading it.. and the forum rules..

    SNG also has a reason of saying this. there can be legal implications of saying something that supports piracy/cheating and getting a site/company shut down permenantly. however, if those words have proper legal uses behind them than that would be ok..
    if you realy want to know how to do so just type in google and search for yourself
  8. LadyLover

    LadyLover TS Rookie

    What about all U User's Who Install and Update NIS every Year, Format?


    Moreover, Software downloaded from the net is and will always will be a usable kind of program, The Programmer:Company lets you test and store for future use.

    You can use it and then trash it. So also, you can back it up for future installation , Or.. you could just delete the Registry values so you could use it, this time again.

    Its your decision to use as much as you like, As it the company's decision of which&what evaluation\nag\invalidism they would indorse with the software.

    Does this clarifies this debate?
  9. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    No,not really.
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    A trial programme is meant to be used free of charge for a certain amount of time. after which you either buy the programme, or uninstall it.

    In other words it`s try before you buy. Not try try try try again for as long as you like.

    If that were the case no one would ever buy any programmes, that are offered as a free trial.

    As for a debate, there isn`t one.

    Techspot does not condone any form of piracy
  11. Xiqshuner

    Xiqshuner TS Rookie


    I've read the thread and I feel there are right points and wrong points. I downloaded a program. It has a trial version how bout if im not complete satified with the program after its done. If it has 30 functions and I am only satified with 3 - 5 of those functions. I wouldnt purchase the program. at the same time. If the program gives you a week. who is to say i made up my mind within that week rather or not i liked it. furthermore. It is not illegal. unless it saids 1 time use per computer. IP addy etc. Like a cleanup. If I used it to clean my computer. and then i removed it. why can't I 2 weeks later download the program again to clean my system. I would guess as long as your not using illegal registrations or illegal key codes like a keygen then it wouldnt be illegal. yet im a noob and i was just reading it. It does cheat the system alittle but they offered it as a free trial does that freebie say you can't redownload over and over. also i've downloaded program which i've deleted and then a month later if i wanted it again the trial version would say your time has expired. so i guess it depends on the program.
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