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Where in the registry of Windows ME is the file/code that tells a program when to expire? I have a program that was given out by my company and set to expire after a year...but I want to prolong it's life. I can do that by setting my computer clock back to when I originally got it, LOL, but I'd like to find the offending code bit and just delete it! Is any daring soul out there willing to tell me where it might be hidden??? Thanks. ;)
 

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THis would be considered cracking and it is not allowed on the forum. Most apps use a dll or other application file to determine expiration anyway.
 

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What is cracking? I am not an adolescent, LOL. Flattered, actually. But, I feel that it was unfair of a company,intending to provide needed software, to be so stingy as to give out things that expire! I have no desire to do anything unethical. I actually feel that what was done to me was unethical in the extreme. However, I suppose that, since so many people clearly ARE unethical, you can't tell me such information, because it could be used by kids who take demos and then try to avoid paying for the full programs. Well, I hope I offended nobody. I'm such a nut about honesty that I have been known to return something I inadvertently took from a dollar store, it was in the basket of a stroller, and I did it in a snowstorm, after having seated my child in his car seat, so I had to get him out again and put him back into the stroller and go all the way back there, to return a $1 item. Believe me, I'm no crook.
 

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When you buy a program, you are buying alicence to use the software for a specified period of time

Some give you 1 year some 2 or some unlimited time.

Those that set a time limit usually want payment for renewal of the licence so by attempting to get round the expiry date you are still stealing

We do not allow such questions about illegal or unethical matters on this forum so I am closing the thread

You are perfectly entitled to start a new thread discussing the ethical question of expiry dates for software but no-one here will tell you how to crack it or whatever
 
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