unlocking registration key

Posted: 01-01-2009, 09:21 PM
With registration of a program that I got through internet I received a
register key to make the use of the program possible. After clicking on it I
got the message that Vista would not allow opening it since it extension .reg
is considered a possible risk. I have been using the program with WindowsXP
though without any problems. How do I unlock this key? I have tried the
program Unlocker, but without succes.

unlocking registration key


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Lau
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unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-01-2009, 09:21 PM
With registration of a program that I got through internet I received a
register key to make the use of the program possible. After clicking on it I
got the message that Vista would not allow opening it since it extension .reg
is considered a possible risk. I have been using the program with WindowsXP
though without any problems. How do I unlock this key? I have tried the
program Unlocker, but without succes.
Richard Urban
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-01-2009, 09:41 PM
So, you obtained an illegal copy of a program and the reg hack to make it
work is not functioning. Is that correct?

No legally purchased program makes you hack the registry to enable the
programs operation. All registry changes are taken care of during the
install procedure.

Maybe it is time you purchased the program.

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Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"Lau" <Lau@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> With registration of a program that I got through internet I received a
> register key to make the use of the program possible. After clicking on it
> I
> got the message that Vista would not allow opening it since it extension
> .reg
> is considered a possible risk. I have been using the program with
> WindowsXP
> though without any problems. How do I unlock this key? I have tried the
> program Unlocker, but without succes.
Richard Urban
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-01-2009, 09:41 PM
So, you obtained an illegal copy of a program and the reg hack to make it
work is not functioning. Is that correct?

No legally purchased program makes you hack the registry to enable the
programs operation. All registry changes are taken care of during the
install procedure.

Maybe it is time you purchased the program.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"Lau" <Lau@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:044B8B1C-3CE0-4F38-8A2A-3A2DED6BF515@microsoft.com...
> With registration of a program that I got through internet I received a
> register key to make the use of the program possible. After clicking on it
> I
> got the message that Vista would not allow opening it since it extension
> .reg
> is considered a possible risk. I have been using the program with
> WindowsXP
> though without any problems. How do I unlock this key? I have tried the
> program Unlocker, but without succes.
DevilsPGD
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-02-2009, 01:19 AM
In message <eadIlmFbJHA.1336@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl> "Richard Urban"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> was claimed to have wrote:
>No legally purchased program makes you hack the registry to enable the
>programs operation.
A swing and a miss, there are several out there that distribute a reg
file to handle the registration.

WinRAR is the most obvious I can think of.
Richard Urban
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-02-2009, 02:26 AM
In 20 years I have never run across a legitimate program distribution that
was distributed as a WinRah file. Hacked programs (illegal) - yes!

The programs I acquired (purchased) either had a setup.exe file that started
the install where you put in the install key at the requested time, OR, I
just unpacked the files into a folder of MY creation and ran the program
(free - without any reg hack).

I would certainly like a download link to one of the programs you are
talking about so I can see for myself, if it isn't too much trouble.


--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"DevilsPGD" <DeathToSpam@crazyhat.net> wrote in message
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> In message <eadIlmFbJHA.1336@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl> "Richard Urban"
> <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> was claimed to have wrote:
>
>>No legally purchased program makes you hack the registry to enable the
>>programs operation.
>
> A swing and a miss, there are several out there that distribute a reg
> file to handle the registration.
>
> WinRAR is the most obvious I can think of.
Mick Murphy
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RE: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-02-2009, 05:49 AM
A Registration Key for a Program will normally be obtained/sent to you by
email.
Then you copy and paste it into the Program.
Vista accepts that.
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Mad Mike


"Lau" wrote:
> With registration of a program that I got through internet I received a
> register key to make the use of the program possible. After clicking on it I
> got the message that Vista would not allow opening it since it extension .reg
> is considered a possible risk. I have been using the program with WindowsXP
> though without any problems. How do I unlock this key? I have tried the
> program Unlocker, but without succes.
DevilsPGD
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-02-2009, 06:02 AM
In message <044B8B1C-3CE0-4F38-8A2A-3A2DED6BF515@microsoft.com> Lau
<Lau@discussions.microsoft.com> was claimed to have wrote:
>With registration of a program that I got through internet I received a
>register key to make the use of the program possible. After clicking on it I
>got the message that Vista would not allow opening it since it extension .reg
>is considered a possible risk. I have been using the program with WindowsXP
>though without any problems. How do I unlock this key? I have tried the
>program Unlocker, but without succes.
You should be able to use the .reg file even though it's considered a
security risk, but you'll need to authorize it to run as an
administrator, as well as confirm that you trust the file.
DevilsPGD
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-02-2009, 06:02 AM
In message <e5aXGGIbJHA.4068@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl> "Richard Urban"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> was claimed to have wrote:
>In 20 years I have never run across a legitimate program distribution that
>was distributed as a WinRah file. Hacked programs (illegal) - yes!
>
>The programs I acquired (purchased) either had a setup.exe file that started
>the install where you put in the install key at the requested time, OR, I
>just unpacked the files into a folder of MY creation and ran the program
>(free - without any reg hack).
>
>I would certainly like a download link to one of the programs you are
>talking about so I can see for myself, if it isn't too much trouble.
You misunderstand -- WinRAR was the example. http://www.rarlabs.com/

Older versions came out with a .reg file, 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.

There is absolutely no way to enter any sort of registration code into
the program directly, nor is the registered user release any different
then the trial release (in other words, registered users grab the latest
trial from the website to re-install or upgrade)

Depending on your security settings and version, this self-registration
based on a RAR'd .key file may or may not succeed as it's done on a
per-machine basis rather then per-user basis.

I had another package that was similar, some MP3 tagger back in the day
when there weren't any decent open source solutions, although the
company has long since gone under. I've still got the .reg file
somewhere.

I can't think of anything else, but I don't tend to register much
commercial software, I prefer finding an open source alternative if
possible or a free version then donating the cost of the commercial
package to the O/S or free product instead.

It's not particularly common, but it's not an automatic sign of
something amiss.
Sam Hobbs
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Re: unlocking registration key
Posted: 01-02-2009, 04:24 PM
"DevilsPGD" <DeathToSpam@crazyhat.net> wrote in message
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> 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.

 
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