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Using Virtualisation / Cloning For Software Trials

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by stevesdata, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. stevesdata

    stevesdata Regular Member

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    Its getting to the point where I am starting to have to buy a few things and one thing I hate are the limited trials...

    TBH I usually try and run software cr4cked then I get a better chance to evaluate it then buy later if I need.

    Is using virtualisation such as Virtual Box
    Code:
    http://www.virtualbox.org/
    a way around this?

    Is it possible to install trials and then dump the virtual boxes and reinstall? or would getting a POS machine and keep reinstalling the OS with a cloned image so you can reinstall the trials. Does this work with most trials as I know some ppl are getting cleverer like logging network cards and forcing online auth etc.

    One I am using gives me 7 days WTF?!

    So much stuff out there I find it takes a while to find what you really need and use the most.

    Thanks in advance for anyone that can help...

    :)