Lau
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 11:32 AM


Vista refuses to open the .reg file. It says that it considers it
potentially dangerous. But I know for sure that it is not dangerous at all. I
have used it for many years in WindowsXP without any problems. Vista seems to
be made for dummies who do not know how to protect themselves against
unwanted intruders.
In order to get some idea on the content of the file I have changed the
extension to .prn. The text that then appears is like
"Key"="0lCz1kz1oiITB88gPE2mBMg+DkeHUH etc.. .To me this does not look like a
text for the register. Or do you think it does? Where should it then be
located in the register?
I could ask the manufacturer of the software to get me a new registration
key that will be accepted by Vista. But in some way I object to the way Vista
is restricting the freedom of computer users. It considers us all dummies.

Lau
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 11:32 AM


Vista refuses to open the .reg file. It says that it considers it
potentially dangerous. But I know for sure that it is not dangerous at all. I
have used it for many years in WindowsXP without any problems. Vista seems to
be made for dummies who do not know how to protect themselves against
unwanted intruders.
In order to get some idea on the content of the file I have changed the
extension to .prn. The text that then appears is like
"Key"="0lCz1kz1oiITB88gPE2mBMg+DkeHUH etc.. .To me this does not look like a
text for the register. Or do you think it does? Where should it then be
located in the register?
I could ask the manufacturer of the software to get me a new registration
key that will be accepted by Vista. But in some way I object to the way Vista
is restricting the freedom of computer users. It considers us all dummies.

DevilsPGD
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 01:02 PM
In message <eglakaPbJHA.4500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl> "Sam Hobbs"
<Gateremovethis@SamHobbs.org> was claimed to have wrote:
>"DevilsPGD" <DeathToSpam@crazyhat.net> wrote in message
>news:sdbrl4l9b8ob457q6ts025b2l6cekpum5r@4ax.com.. .
>>
>> newer registrations come out
>> with a .key file inside a specially coded .RAR, the key is actually a
>> .reg file internally, but WinRAR recognizes the .key version and
>> attempts to register itself based on the specially coded .RAR.
>
>You say "WinRAR recognizes"; in other words, registration is accomplished by
>executing WinRAR. The details of what is done internally is not important.
If you buy a registration key today, then yes. My first purchase was
just a .REG file that had to be manually installed, and this is still
the copy I use right to this day.

My second purchase is for my work machine, it included the newer
specially coded RAR file which WinRAR recognizes -- However, this only
works in some cases, not all, depending on your machine's security
settings.
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 01:02 PM
In message <F06A834F-416A-4741-9907-7707A8FF879D@microsoft.com> Lau
<Lau@discussions.microsoft.com> was claimed to have wrote:
>I receiced the .reg file in the regular way from the manufacturer of the
>software some 6 years ago. As told by this manufacturer, I just doubleclicked
>on the file and the the software could be used. I have done this again when I
>got a new machine with WindowsXP. Now I bought another PC, this time with
>Vista preinstalled on it. to which I want to transfer the software. But with
>Vista this turns out to be impossible. Vista just refuses to execute the .reg
>file since it considers it a threat. You said that this problem could be
>circumvented. But how can I do this?
In my case, when I attempt to import a .reg I get a UAC prompt which I
confirm, then a warning from regedit that the file might be harmful,
which I also confirm, and at this point the changes are made.

Another option might be to run "Regedit" first, then go to File -->
Import, this might give some more useful clues.
John Barnett MVP
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Lau, does it still bring up the error message if you right click on it and
select 'run as administrator' from the drop down list?

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"Lau" <Lau@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:00015123-630D-4E4B-B9DB-11F6D0CA177B@microsoft.com...
>
>
> Vista refuses to open the .reg file. It says that it considers it
> potentially dangerous. But I know for sure that it is not dangerous at
> all. I
> have used it for many years in WindowsXP without any problems. Vista seems
> to
> be made for dummies who do not know how to protect themselves against
> unwanted intruders.
> In order to get some idea on the content of the file I have changed the
> extension to .prn. The text that then appears is like
> "Key"="0lCz1kz1oiITB88gPE2mBMg+DkeHUH etc.. .To me this does not look like
> a
> text for the register. Or do you think it does? Where should it then be
> located in the register?
> I could ask the manufacturer of the software to get me a new registration
> key that will be accepted by Vista. But in some way I object to the way
> Vista
> is restricting the freedom of computer users. It considers us all dummies.
>
Bruce Chambers
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 05:08 PM
Lau wrote:
> I receiced the .reg file in the regular way from the manufacturer of the
> software some 6 years ago. As told by this manufacturer, I just doubleclicked
> on the file and the the software could be used. I have done this again when I
> got a new machine with WindowsXP. Now I bought another PC, this time with
> Vista preinstalled on it. to which I want to transfer the software. But with
> Vista this turns out to be impossible.

Have you considered the very real possibility that the application in
question simply isn't Vista-compatible, and that no amount of tinkering
will make it work? What did the software manufacturer's technical
support have to say when you asked them how to port their product to an
OS for which it was not designed?

> Vista just refuses to execute the .reg
> file since it considers it a threat.

And possibly that software, particularly if incompatible with Vista,
would be a "threat" to the stability of a Vista system.

> You said that this problem could be
> circumvented. But how can I do this?

If the File truly is a Vista-compatible registry file, simply open
Regedit.exe with an administrative account, select File > Import, and
select the desired *.reg file. (Mind you, if this isn't a
Vista-compatible file, then you may do untold damage to your system; be
sure to back up all of your data, as well as the the registry, and
create a restore point before proceeding.)


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Bruce Chambers
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 05:19 PM
Lau wrote:
>
> Vista refuses to open the .reg file. It says that it considers it
> potentially dangerous. But I know for sure that it is not dangerous at all. I
> have used it for many years in WindowsXP without any problems.

The fact that it worked on WinXP is absolutely *NO* reason to believe
that it would work on Vista. They're two _different_ operating systems.

> Vista seems to
> be made for dummies who do not know how to protect themselves against
> unwanted intruders.

Perhaps, but then, that is what exactly what the overwhelming majority
of Microsoft's target customer base is.

> In order to get some idea on the content of the file I have changed the
> extension to .prn. The text that then appears is like
> "Key"="0lCz1kz1oiITB88gPE2mBMg+DkeHUH etc.. .To me this does not look like a
> text for the register. Or do you think it does? Where should it then be
> located in the register?

Who can say? If you'd simply open the file with a plain text editor,
such as Notepad, as you've already been advised to do, someone should be
able to help.

> I could ask the manufacturer of the software to get me a new registration
> key that will be accepted by Vista.

While you're at it, why not ask them if their product is even
Vista-compatible, to start with? (Had you taken this elementary and
obvious step this first, you probably wouldn't have even had a problem
to post, you know.)

> But in some way I object to the way Vista
> is restricting the freedom of computer users.

How does preventing the installation of incompatible and possibly
damaging software "restrict the freedom of computer users?" If Vista
had permitted the installation of potentially harmful software that then
tanked your system, you'd just be whining that Microsoft doesn't do
enough to protect your system and data.

> It considers us all dummies.
>
In this case, I'd have to say that you're proof of concept.


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Richard Urban
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 07:07 PM
If what you show as being the text within the file, that file would not have
even worked under Windows XP. That file only shows a program key that looks
like it manually has to be entered into the registry in the requisite
position.

What you show is not a .reg file. The following text is from a .reg file
that hides the delete entry from the recycle bin (courtesy of
www.winHelponline). Note the following format:

**************************************************

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Hides the "Delete" context menu entry for Windows Vista Recycle bin
;Replaces the "Delete" entry with "Search..." option
;Created on Feb 14,2007
;© 2007 Ramesh Srinivasan
;http://www.winhelponline.com

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete]
"Description"="Overrides the \"Delete\" option"
@="Search..."

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00 ,25,00,5c,00,65,00,78,00,70,\
00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00 ,65,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\ddeexec]
@="[FindFolder(\\\"%l\\\", %I)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\ddeexec\Application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Delete\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

*************************************************

When you run the above .reg file all the information stipulated is
automatically entered in the registry in the requisite areas. What you show
in your file will not do this.

What you show is ***Key"="0lCz1kz1oiITB88gPE2mBMg+DkeHUH***. That looks like
a program key and you have to figure out what to do with it and where to
place it so the program runs.

Time to contact the programs author for assistance.

But you say that you have already run this key under Windows 98 (6 years
ago) and again under Windows XP.

HOW?

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"Lau" <Lau@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:00015123-630D-4E4B-B9DB-11F6D0CA177B@microsoft.com...
>
>
> Vista refuses to open the .reg file. It says that it considers it
> potentially dangerous. But I know for sure that it is not dangerous at
> all. I
> have used it for many years in WindowsXP without any problems. Vista seems
> to
> be made for dummies who do not know how to protect themselves against
> unwanted intruders.
> In order to get some idea on the content of the file I have changed the
> extension to .prn. The text that then appears is like
> "Key"="0lCz1kz1oiITB88gPE2mBMg+DkeHUH etc.. .To me this does not look like
> a
> text for the register. Or do you think it does? Where should it then be
> located in the register?
> I could ask the manufacturer of the software to get me a new registration
> key that will be accepted by Vista. But in some way I object to the way
> Vista
> is restricting the freedom of computer users. It considers us all dummies.
>
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Bruce

Also according to the OP it is 6 yrs old which makes me lean strongly towards your
answer

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"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
news:OlgOxXcbJHA.3952@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Lau wrote:
>> I receiced the .reg file in the regular way from the manufacturer of the software
>> some 6 years ago. As told by this manufacturer, I just doubleclicked on the file
>> and the the software could be used. I have done this again when I got a new
>> machine with WindowsXP. Now I bought another PC, this time with Vista
>> preinstalled on it. to which I want to transfer the software. But with Vista this
>> turns out to be impossible.
>
>
> Have you considered the very real possibility that the application in question
> simply isn't Vista-compatible, and that no amount of tinkering will make it work?
> What did the software manufacturer's technical support have to say when you asked
> them how to port their product to an OS for which it was not designed?
>
>
>> Vista just refuses to execute the .reg file since it considers it a threat.
>
>
> And possibly that software, particularly if incompatible with Vista, would be a
> "threat" to the stability of a Vista system.
>
>
>> You said that this problem could be circumvented. But how can I do this?
>
>
> If the File truly is a Vista-compatible registry file, simply open Regedit.exe
> with an administrative account, select File > Import, and select the desired *.reg
> file. (Mind you, if this isn't a Vista-compatible file, then you may do untold
> damage to your system; be sure to back up all of your data, as well as the the
> registry, and create a restore point before proceeding.)
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
> deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a
> great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-04-2009, 01:39 AM
D

"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message
news:OEN%232dcbJHA.4480@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Lau wrote:
>>
>> Vista refuses to open the .reg file. It says that it considers it
>> potentially dangerous. But I know for sure that it is not dangerous at
>> all. I have used it for many years in WindowsXP without any problems.
>
>
> The fact that it worked on WinXP is absolutely *NO* reason to believe that
> it would work on Vista. They're two _different_ operating systems.
>
>
>> Vista seems to be made for dummies who do not know how to protect
>> themselves against unwanted intruders.
>
>
> Perhaps, but then, that is what exactly what the overwhelming majority of
> Microsoft's target customer base is.
>
>
>> In order to get some idea on the content of the file I have changed the
>> extension to .prn. The text that then appears is like
>> "Key"="0lCz1kz1oiITB88gPE2mBMg+DkeHUH etc.. .To me this does not look
>> like a text for the register. Or do you think it does? Where should it
>> then be located in the register?
>
>
> Who can say? If you'd simply open the file with a plain text editor, such
> as Notepad, as you've already been advised to do, someone should be able
> to help.
>
>
>> I could ask the manufacturer of the software to get me a new registration
>> key that will be accepted by Vista.
>
>
> While you're at it, why not ask them if their product is even
> Vista-compatible, to start with? (Had you taken this elementary and
> obvious step this first, you probably wouldn't have even had a problem to
> post, you know.)
>
>
>> But in some way I object to the way Vista is restricting the freedom of
>> computer users.
>
>
> How does preventing the installation of incompatible and possibly damaging
> software "restrict the freedom of computer users?" If Vista had permitted
> the installation of potentially harmful software that then tanked your
> system, you'd just be whining that Microsoft doesn't do enough to protect
> your system and data.
>
>
>> It considers us all dummies.
>>
>
> In this case, I'd have to say that you're proof of concept.
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
> Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot

 
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