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EXE's trial limitation systems


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thero_cpd

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im really curious, just how do programs that you "download to try" or have like a 30 day trial system, know which computer it has been on, its freaky dont u think? i mean if u uninstall it and reinstall it- it wont reset the trial bit, it knows u already had a free; how on earth does it know!?

nah serius question here people, im intrested how does it do it?
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a magical thing called the registry....your computer registry stores pretty much everything about how your system acts and how the programs installed on it behave....these trial software packages will put a setting in the registry so that you can't just uninstall the tiral and reinstall it to get past the trial. that's also how it knows what day you installed it to do it's countdown on the trial period
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just out of curiousity if one wanted to, how could one trick the program so it thinks it has not been install b4? out of curiosity of course!
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out of curiosity of course! wouldn't be wanting to bypass a trial period would we?

sorry not gonna get that info here
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