Some shareware has a time limit and the software will not work after the time limit has expired.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by anthony crowder, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Some shareware has a time limit and the software will not work after the
    time limit has expired. . is there a program to completely remove every
    single part of this to allow a new install again
    anthony crowder, Nov 22, 2006
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    beenthere Guest

    CCleaner will remove redundant entries from the Registry.
    And clean up a lot of other cr*p.
    Untick Everything. Then re-tick what you need !
    The Registry control is under Issues.

    beenthere, Nov 22, 2006
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    Mara Guest

    If you'd pay for the program like you're supposed to, you wouldn't have that
    Mara, Nov 22, 2006
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    old man Guest

    Sure, its called a wallet
    old man, Nov 22, 2006
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    steve Guest

    It depends how well the author has hidden the counts. I don't bother
    trying to hide anything because I'm not that interested in selling to
    people who want to rip me off!
    steve, Nov 22, 2006
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    Alasdair Guest

    You can get a program called Datecrack which sets the date and time on
    your computer to anything you want just before accessing the time
    limited software.
    Alasdair, Nov 22, 2006
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    steve Guest

    It doesn't work with applications that actually use or need the real
    time. In fact, it often screws them up completely and some authors use
    very unnerving suicide routines. As I said before, I don't bother with
    any protection and date hiding because I don't want customers who try
    to rip me off.
    steve, Nov 22, 2006
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    thanatoid Guest

    wrote in

    With all due respect, I don't understand your logic. You are
    saying if people are jerks, you don't mind if they steal from
    you, aren't you?
    thanatoid, Nov 22, 2006
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    thanatoid Guest

    Yes, it's called a credit card.

    If you use shareware regularly, you should pay for it. I have
    paid for software which was forever 100% operational and didn't
    even have a nag screen but was spectacularly useful.

    OTOH, if I only use a shareware program once a year or less, I
    see no point in paying for it.

    Obviously, you use this particular software a lot. Don't be an
    asshole and support the author. If not for people like him/her,
    we'd all have to use MS shit for everything, and would not be
    able to do many things AT ALL since you still can't print a
    directory contents from Windows, among hundreds of other things.

    (You know who you are: WINDOWS, not DOS "window", not command
    line, not custom written batch file, WINDOWS).
    thanatoid, Nov 22, 2006
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    Alasdair Guest

    I use Datecrack to access old BT phone directories on CD. The CD
    expires after about 15 months and cannot (officially) be accessed. I
    see nothing morally wrong with that as I paid for the CD and renewed
    it after a year. Why should I not be able to access the old CDs?

    Had I bought the directory in paper form, I could use it for ever. Why
    should it be any different for a CD?
    Alasdair, Nov 22, 2006
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    Thip Guest

    Google for an app called Beyondo. It lets you create a variety of dates for
    time-limited s/w.
    Thip, Nov 22, 2006
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    steve Guest

    No, I'm saying I don't care if they change the time limits just to use
    my trial versions. Such people never buy my products so why should I
    steve, Nov 22, 2006
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    thanatoid Guest

    wrote in

    Oh, I guess your trial vers. have limitations then... right?
    thanatoid, Nov 22, 2006
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    thanatoid Guest

    There is in fact "sort of" a valid reason for that, except you
    should get a big discount each year. It's the same with
    "Physicians Desk Reference" in the US and many other time-
    dependent publications. The info is updated regularly and the
    older versions may be inaccurate, or in case of the PDF,
    actually dangerous (Google for Vioxx).
    thanatoid, Nov 22, 2006
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    steve Guest

    No limitations at all but users of the trial version do not have
    access to lots of extras. The extras can be downloaded by users of the
    full version when required.
    steve, Nov 22, 2006
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    Gaius Baltar Guest

    Um yeah it's called a CRACK but that's illegal...

    Gaius Baltar, Nov 22, 2006
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    ProfGene Guest

    If you really like the program pay for it as that is the idea of
    shareware. The reason why it won't work is most likely some DLL that
    works with the program saves the information about you.
    ProfGene, Nov 23, 2006
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    thanatoid Guest

    wrote in

    Thank you for clarifying. Most would not have bothered. I have
    no idea what your software does, but I wish you success.

    thanatoid, Nov 23, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    It's your job to protect your investment. Nobody else cares.
    Plato, Nov 23, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    Depends on the shareware. Best bet is to buy it if you want to keep on
    using it.
    Plato, Nov 23, 2006
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