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  1. #1 Limited-time trials... 
    Moderator Moderator AlexP's Avatar
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    How does a limited-time trial version of a software know when the time has elapsed, even after un- and re- installing it? I don't know too much about computers, but I don't see how it can know after it's been uninstalled...

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    The simple answer is that a record of the installation date is kept, even after uninstalling the trial software. When the software is installed it automatically looks for the existence of such a record and stops the installation if it finds it or reverts to the expired screen after re-install. What works sometimes with programs you can permanently activate by purchasing a key, is choosing a different install directory to the default one. Or you can look for a key online...

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