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Trial downloads & Demo's

By Sockaboy ·
How does a company know when a trial period for one of its products has expired?

Is there a way to tweak the trial period dates?

Can a demo download be changed to a full version?

Is there an area in the registry where the Key # or serial # is stored?

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by TheChas In reply to Trial downloads & Demo's

Sounds like you are looking to get something for nothing.

Trial and demo versions of software are meant for use only to determine if the product fits your needs.

Once the trial period ends, any other use of the software is either fraud or theft!

As to your questions, there are more ways to monitor trial period software than can be listed within the limits of this forum.

They run the gamut from the honor system, to full lockout of your PC if you wait too long to uninstall the software.

Hidden and restricted files along with hidden and encrypted registry keys are used.

Yes, some trials and demos can be changed to the full version by entering a valid product registration code.

With all that in mind, there are free ware and open source versions of nearly any application you might need.

A few sources include:

Take the high road and join the open source community rather than attempting to hack commercial software.


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by In reply to Trial downloads & Demo's

Hello Mr. Sock...

There are people who chose to go to school, learn a skill, take a job, work hard, and make a career by writing and selling computer software. With the money they make in their job, they clothe and feed their children, pay their mortgage and bills, save for retiremement, and pay their taxes.

In a public forum you are asking for help in stealing from these people and their families. You should go home and rethink your life.

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by wlbowers In reply to Trial downloads & Demo's

It't their job to know.


Usually when you buy it and enter a serial number.

Once you enter it there is.

This site is TechRepublic. Not crackz and warez.


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