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From: Murray Lynn <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] trial version concerns
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 10:40:30 +1300
If I understand you correctly you are asking if two trial version's
expiry dates could conflict with each other? Having loaded dozens
(probably hundreds) of trial software (including most genealogy
packages) onto this computer over the years I have never experienced any
problems. It would seem highly unlikely that this could happen as the
hidden start date will be saved by different methods and in totally
different places. There should never be a need to reformat a disk for
this reason. This notebook is about 4 years old, gets used continually
and has never been reformatted.
Is your concern trialling a new version of Genbox after having had an
older (expired) trial version of Genbox installed? In this case you will
certainly get an expired trial message when you load the new version,
but by contacting Bill you can obtain a new trial code number.
PS Welcome to Genbox by the way, I am sure you will find it a great
improvement on Legacy. I certainly have never regretted my move!
> Genbox 3.x is two years old. "CINCINNATI, OHIO February 8, 2003 --
> Thoughtful Creations today announced the release of Genbox Family
> History 3.0"
> I'm trying to find out if the trial code used by 30-day software demos
> like Genbox 3 and TMG 6 has a conflict with the "days remaining" shown
> when the software is _installed_ a week or two after the program file
> download. Some programs require uninstall of a trial version when a
> registered product is loaded. I've worked with various public Beta
> tests of image software since 1996.
> When Genbox has a new version, existing customers and researchers
> currently using other products might want to work with a trial before
> paying for an upgrade or whole version. Is it safe to load two or more
> 30 day trial versions on the same computer to compare features? Is it
> safe to delay the installation or is some hidden file written to the
> hard drive?
> Do developers test trial versions on computers with commonly used and
> competing programs? Some products have limited feature demos with 50
> names and some have a free or "lite" version that allows an unlock
> code to be entered for more features. I don't expect to need to
> uninstall trial software when the screen tells me it has 10 days or
> more left.
> Registered Genbox customers and Beta testers would not be working with
> the trial version for comparing features like a potential Genbox
> customer looking for a different genealgoy program.
> Would two trial programs have a conflict with the trial code? A trial
> version installed on Jan 1 should not have expired on Jan 22 but the
> program file had been downloaded on Dec 22.
> Genealogy programs sometimes use program files of different versions.
> Trial Dec 2004 file for PDF reports was an older version than the same
> file used by a registered program. -- Elizabeth
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Phil. Warn"
> no trial software would require anything so dramatic as a
> re-formatting of any hard drive.
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