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Posted: December 19, 2011, 5:39 am - IP Logged

Hi Dudes

I know the company went out of business and my money with it.  I was unlucky enough to have sent them an order for a cd about a month before the website got "stuck by lightning."  I think that was about June 2010.  Since then I have been using the program in demo mode which is driving me nutty as it stops after the number of program loads has been reached.  It must leave some information in the system registry and it knows if you delete and reinstall the program.   

Has anyone found a work around for this?  I mean either to completety delete the program from the pc and allow a working clean install or a workaround for the inability to obtain a registration key?  Surely its not a crime to figure this out since the program is no longer supported.

I really like this program and I have learned all its features so I am determined to find a solution.  Getting ripped off makes me even more determined.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: December 19, 2011, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

    Hi Dudes

    I know the company went out of business and my money with it.  I was unlucky enough to have sent them an order for a cd about a month before the website got "stuck by lightning."  I think that was about June 2010.  Since then I have been using the program in demo mode which is driving me nutty as it stops after the number of program loads has been reached.  It must leave some information in the system registry and it knows if you delete and reinstall the program.   

    Has anyone found a work around for this?  I mean either to completety delete the program from the pc and allow a working clean install or a workaround for the inability to obtain a registration key?  Surely its not a crime to figure this out since the program is no longer supported.

    I really like this program and I have learned all its features so I am determined to find a solution.  Getting ripped off makes me even more determined.

    Perhaps if you had mentioned the name of the program, someone might have been able to help.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 19, 2011, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

      Perhaps if you had mentioned the name of the program, someone might have been able to help.

      HAHA! He totally left out the important part

        garyo1954's avatar - garyo
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        Posted: December 19, 2011, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

        Hi Dudes

        I know the company went out of business and my money with it.  I was unlucky enough to have sent them an order for a cd about a month before the website got "stuck by lightning."  I think that was about June 2010.  Since then I have been using the program in demo mode which is driving me nutty as it stops after the number of program loads has been reached.  It must leave some information in the system registry and it knows if you delete and reinstall the program.   

        Has anyone found a work around for this?  I mean either to completety delete the program from the pc and allow a working clean install or a workaround for the inability to obtain a registration key?  Surely its not a crime to figure this out since the program is no longer supported.

        I really like this program and I have learned all its features so I am determined to find a solution.  Getting ripped off makes me even more determined.

        I don't think it is a good idea to be asking how to crack lottery programs here.

        Even if everything you say is true, and I have no reason to doubt you, any suggestions you get will lead to attempts to crack other programs.

        LP is not a hack site. It is a place to discuss lottery.

        How to crack a program is not talking about lottery and may be a violation of the TOU as well as illegal.




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          Posted: January 1, 2012, 4:43 am - IP Logged

          Sorry about that. 

           

          I thought I mentioned the title in the Post Title.  The program I am referring to is <snip> 2010.  Im not looking to hack the program itself and that is way beyond me anyway.  Its just that the demo leaves some sort of a marker in your computer that it has been installed before and prevents reinstallation.  I was asking for help with that.  Even when I use Revo Unininstaller which seems to remove every trace, a subsequent reinstallation of the demo will not run and lets you know your trial has expired.

          I would be more than happy to buy the program with a working reg key from anyone who doesnt use/want it anymore.  You certainly can't get one out of the company which as I mentioned above no longer exists.

          This post has been automatically changed by the Lottery Post computer system to remove inappropriate content and/or spam.

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            Posted: January 1, 2012, 6:00 am - IP Logged

            If you do a complete reinstall of your operating system, you will lose all traces of the program ever being on your computer.  However, you will also lose all traces of any updates and programs installed since you first started using your operating system.

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              Posted: January 1, 2012, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

              I was hoping for something a little more practical!

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                Posted: January 2, 2012, 12:50 am - IP Logged

                I don't think it is a good idea to be asking how to crack lottery programs here.

                Even if everything you say is true, and I have no reason to doubt you, any suggestions you get will lead to attempts to crack other programs.

                LP is not a hack site. It is a place to discuss lottery.

                How to crack a program is not talking about lottery and may be a violation of the TOU as well as illegal.




                he may have felt since he paid up front, he wants to get the service.

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                  Posted: January 5, 2012, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                  he may have felt since he paid up front, he wants to get the service.

                  That pretty much sums it up. 

                  (By the way, the "he" is a "she!")

                    garyo1954's avatar - garyo
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                    Posted: January 5, 2012, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

                    he may have felt since he paid up front, he wants to get the service.

                    Somer,

                    That was evident from the first post.  The person says they ordered a cd 18 months ago.

                    But for whatever reason they are running a demo?!?

                    And for whatever reason they understand the demo wrote something to their system registry and they want to remove it.

                    And for whatever reason they knew enough about the registry to get a professional uninstaller in an attempt to be able to run the full program over and over and over.

                    NOT TO MENTION THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY UNDERSTAND THE FULL PROGRAM IS LOCKED IN THE DEMO AND ALL THEY NEED IS A WAY TO GET INTO IT TO RUN THE FULL PROGRAM.

                    Who waits 18 months to try to resolve a problem like this?

                    If that doesn't sound fishy, let's play connect the dots...

                    Somebody comes by cuts the cable on your bike, are you gonna be upset?

                    Somebody comes by hot wires your vehicle, are you gonna be upset?

                    Somebody comes by, sees you forgot to lock your back door, goes in pops popcorn in your microwave, makes coffee, spills it all over you desk while using your computer. Are you going to be upset?

                    The registration key on software is no different than the cable on your bike, the ignition on your vehicle, and the lock on your door. Just because you weren't using your bike, or your vehicle, or your microwave doesn't mean someone else has a right to it.



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                      Posted: January 6, 2012, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                      It sounds like the program in demo mode only allows x attempts at using program.  After x attempts it will cease to run with out registration key.

                      I wonder if these type of demo protected programs would work when running in a virtual environment.  Microsoft's Virtual PC allows you to create a virtual PC onto your existing OS/hardware where you install an OS onto a virtual hard disk and share your hardware resources.  I would think if you installed the program into a virtual PC that after x attempts you could delete the Virtual PC, create a new Virtual PC and re-install the program into the new virtual PC.  I'm not advocating this by the way, I just wonder if this type of demo protection still works in a virtual environment when your OS and hardware resources are being shared/virtualized.  The program is not going to know it's running in a virtual environment.  Of course to create the Virtual PC you have to have a licensed copy of the OS you are installing.

                      Its interesting because I have 5 computers so I could run the program 5x times across my computers.  But if I had limitless Virtual PCs I could run the program infinitely?

                      This is basically doing what RJOH recommended in wiping your PC but instead of wiping your PC your just wiping your Virtual PC.

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                        Posted: January 11, 2012, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                        As a developer of many years and having been on the receiving (loosing) end of such activities I recommend this forum thread be locked.

                        Hacking puts small developers out of business, My lottery software nearly never made it past version 3.8 due to a torrent with a crack getting out on the web, sales literally stopped overnight.

                        The damage it caused was immense. No income = no development = no new software.

                        Hacking and cracking, most likely the reason that software referred to went under in the first place.

                        There are many good lottery softwares out there, bite the bullet and buy one that is still supported by the owner.

                        It has been said every software has a bug in it, it has also been said that every program can be reduced by one line of code.

                        There for any program can be reduced to 1 line that dont work.

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                          Posted: January 12, 2012, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                          Somer,

                          That was evident from the first post.  The person says they ordered a cd 18 months ago.

                          But for whatever reason they are running a demo?!?

                          And for whatever reason they understand the demo wrote something to their system registry and they want to remove it.

                          And for whatever reason they knew enough about the registry to get a professional uninstaller in an attempt to be able to run the full program over and over and over.

                          NOT TO MENTION THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY UNDERSTAND THE FULL PROGRAM IS LOCKED IN THE DEMO AND ALL THEY NEED IS A WAY TO GET INTO IT TO RUN THE FULL PROGRAM.

                          Who waits 18 months to try to resolve a problem like this?

                          If that doesn't sound fishy, let's play connect the dots...

                          Somebody comes by cuts the cable on your bike, are you gonna be upset?

                          Somebody comes by hot wires your vehicle, are you gonna be upset?

                          Somebody comes by, sees you forgot to lock your back door, goes in pops popcorn in your microwave, makes coffee, spills it all over you desk while using your computer. Are you going to be upset?

                          The registration key on software is no different than the cable on your bike, the ignition on your vehicle, and the lock on your door. Just because you weren't using your bike, or your vehicle, or your microwave doesn't mean someone else has a right to it.



                          That was evident from the first post.  The person says they ordered a cd 18 months ago.

                          But for whatever reason they are running a demo?!?


                          The person ordered and paid for the CD but never received it due to the company going under causing her to lose her money and forcing her to continue using the free demo.

                          She is not trying to put any small developer out of business she simply wants what she paid for and in lieu of that is willing to continue to use the demo if she can figure out how to do so.  If the developer was honest they would have either honored their end of the agreement by shipping the afore mentioned CD or refunding her money.  It seems to me that this developer is dishonest not the poor woman who was cheated!

                          Some people here get so self-righteous it's nauseating.  I wonder how many of these people run back to the store when they receive too much change from a clerk or how many are honest on their taxes or never download free music or movies via a p2p network or purchased bootleg DVD's.

                          Hypocrites!

                          Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

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                            That was evident from the first post.  The person says they ordered a cd 18 months ago.

                            But for whatever reason they are running a demo?!?


                            The person ordered and paid for the CD but never received it due to the company going under causing her to lose her money and forcing her to continue using the free demo.

                            She is not trying to put any small developer out of business she simply wants what she paid for and in lieu of that is willing to continue to use the demo if she can figure out how to do so.  If the developer was honest they would have either honored their end of the agreement by shipping the afore mentioned CD or refunding her money.  It seems to me that this developer is dishonest not the poor woman who was cheated!

                            Some people here get so self-righteous it's nauseating.  I wonder how many of these people run back to the store when they receive too much change from a clerk or how many are honest on their taxes or never download free music or movies via a p2p network or purchased bootleg DVD's.

                            Hypocrites!

                            It's a known internet fact that more hypocrites have bible quotes in their signature than deaf atheist who believe in doing the right thing because it it the right thing to do.

                            BTW, what's you address again? I could use a new bike.

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                              It's a known internet fact that more hypocrites have bible quotes in their signature than deaf atheist who believe in doing the right thing because it it the right thing to do.

                              BTW, what's you address again? I could use a new bike.

                              I fail to see the relevance of your reply.  The fact that I have a bible quote in my signature must push a button of yours (That's your problem).

                              I simply came to the defense of someone who had been wronged and then vilified.

                              As far as faith goes, it takes as much faith to believe that there is no God as it does to believe there is one.

                               

                              I've said my piece.  I will not further engage in mud slinging.

                              Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

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