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how to re-use trails to programs that expired? re download?

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  1. im10whatisthis

    im10whatisthis Newbie

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    how do i reuse a program?

    program has 30 day trail. 30 days expired, i uninstalled and reinstalled the program but no luck. maybe they saved something on my computer. how to get by this?
     
  2. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    It's "trial", not "trail".

    Remove keys related to software in registry.

    Beny
     
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    im10whatisthis Newbie

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    how to remove keys related to software in registry? i tried ccleaner but doesnt work
     
  4. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    In the registry you use Search to find keys and folders related to your software.
    You make a backup and you delete keys.

    Beny
     
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    Nickel Regular Member

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    you could also try a prgram like advanced uninstaller which will do it for you
     
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  6. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    And sometimes you can have files related to the software here :
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    C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local
    Beny
     
  7. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    The operative word is "may". There's no guarantee that a general, clean-out tool will remove a specfic registry entry. I may be wrong, but I think Advanced Uninstaller is "gimmickware". At some point I think I tried it, then immediately got rid of it. Could be wrong. It also may be partially useful. I steer clear of softwares that claim to do everything. Revo Uninstaller is a more commonly used, common sense uninstallation utility that does it's job and doesn't promise breakfast in bed.

    HTML:
    http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687648.html
    If you are like me, and are constantly installing and uninstalling software, the Pro version of this software is a "must have". I never use the maximum setting; it broke something once long ago. After that I never went more than "Moderate".

    It depends on the software. I got my start in Black Arts because Alcohol 120% wouldn't let me uninstall and reinstall, and when I went on their forum to find out why, Forum Staff informed me that they had put a registry key on my computer that would not be removed, and they refused to tell me what or where it was. When I complained that I owned the entirety of my hard drive, and leaving their registry key on my computer was like a guest refusing to to leave my Living Room, they then mocked me. So, I got mad, and then I got even. And here I am today, a marginally accomplished hacker, cracker, black-hat marketer, software pirate and general all-around bad character.

    It's the long way 'round, but I feel compelled sometimes to clearly enunciate why it is that I delibarately choose to disobey rules, laws, etc... and the reason is that the people that make them also disobey, and their expectation of obedience is nothing more than a means for them to make more money, while denying me the opportunity to make mine.

    As to the issue of the software, you may find online documentation of that software's "secret" registry keys, and it would just be a simple matter of deleting them, badda-bing, badda-boom, thumbs-up for wock and woll, however there may be a better route, again depending on the software which is to find either working serial(s), or a "pre-cracked" version of the software, usually the installer or the executable, which you use to replace the original after installation. You have to do these things quite a bit before you become familiar with all the various methods of installing cracked software, oh yeah and by the way sometimes that cracked software is infected. And (even better), sometimes infected by the Author of the original software, so he can have some revenge on people that try to steal the use of his product.

    (Okay, maybe I made that last part up, but it COULD be true.)


    HTML:
    http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
    Use RegSeeker (link above) to search the registry. This is an extraordinarily useful software, as it allows you to search for text in your registry, and then the search results are all presented to you in a common list and you can then pick and choose which registry entries you want to inspect, and possibly modify or delete. Windows native "regedit" does not allow you to do this, instead it slowly searches for text one word at a time and you have to make a decision as each result is presented. If you ever need to do any kind of text search on your registry and you use this tool, you will never go back to regedit. This tool is PURE GOLD.

    Advanced tip: Every software has a unique ID String that identifies it. Here's an example of what one looks like:
    119F01C5-E62B-11d2-AB3E-00C04FA3014E
    You can Google this string to see what software it applies to, and the Google results should only indicate that software, it is unique to only that software. So, if you are looking to remove all traces of a particular software, identifying, searching for and then deleting all registry keys that have that unique ID string is a good way to make sure you delete everything.

    Other tips:
    Use the same method to search for specific files to the software you are trying to remove, such as xyz.exe and abc.dll.
    Use the same method in a more "general" sense by searching for the manufacturer's name, but make certain that you only delete those registry keys that are specific to the software you are trying to delete, otherwise you will break another software and have to reinstall.

    As usual, all the disclaimers apply. All of this is dangerous. You risk permanently destroying your Operating System and risk loss of all of your data as well. I've got to this point by a very long succession of terrible catastrophes, they are inevitable, so if you get yours there's no crying (aloud) allowed, LOL.
     
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  8. kokoloko75

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    Nigel, do not be too accurate, cracking is not allowed on BHW ;)

    Beny
     
  9. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Please let me know what changes to make. I put significant time into that post and I'd like to keep it up. AFAIK I gave general tips and nothing specific. I hope they keep that in mind at both my trial and my hanging.
     
  10. Calculons

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    Easy..

    Install in sandboxie and then clear the session when trial is out.

    It works like a sandbox, everything installed / run is captured within a safebox and wont affect your "normal" system

    http://www.sandboxie.com/

    Ohh and you can check what was changed in each session. Easy to figure out what files /registry was changed
     
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  11. BombaRuLz

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    Just uninstall the programs with Revo Uninstaller. Then install the software again.
     
  12. kokoloko75

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    +1 for Sandboxie !

    Beny