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Could it be my computer, or theirs?
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June 13, 2009
2:41 AM
Wheezer
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A little over a month ago I downloaded the trial version of a CyberLink video editing program. It was a 30 day trial. When I got down to 8 days left in the trial (according to the counter that came up everytime I started the program) I suddenly got the message that my trial was over. Because I had been using the program to work on a project and had lots of work saved in the program, I felt forced to buy the program. Just so I wouldn't waste all my work.

Then earlier this week I downloaded CyberLink's 30 day trial version of a webcam program. I tried it out one evening but didn't get back to it again until today. I started the program and a message popped up saying that my 30 day trial has expired! But it's only been 3 days, not 30. What in the world?…

I was going to send off an email to CyberLink complaining, but then thought of how stupid I would look if it turns out that it's something in my computer that is causing this to happen.

So here's my question to you. Do you know of anything that could cause my computer to bring my trial versions to their end much sooner than they should?

I'm using a Compaq presario v2000, AMD Turion64, with xp home edition-SP3. I use CCleaner daily, along with running tune up utilities 2008 every couple days. None of the rest of the programs I have on the computer do anything with cleaning files or touching the registry, so I don't think they could have an effect.

What-cha-tink?

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June 19, 2009
6:56 PM
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Is the date and time in the clock off, too?  If so, it could be a dead CMOS battery.  You can read about them on Wikipedia.  The battery is on the motherboard.  You can read about replacing them here.  Good luck!

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June 23, 2009
12:53 PM
Wheezer
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The clock on my computer is right, date too. Assuming you're talking about the one that shows up in the lower right corner of the screen.

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June 25, 2009
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Huh.  I am absolutely stumped.  I can't even find any other (non-adobe) early-expiring licences.  I wish I could say I could help, but the truth is I can't and I don't think Customer Support will be helpful.

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August 23, 2009
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Hey. Is it possible that the trial of the 1st item is now up & the software from the same co. may be thinking that the 2 are the same, or mixing them up?

“I was going to send off an email to CyberLink complaining, but then thought of how stupid I would look…”

You'd be no fool to ask a question of their customer service B/C they field calls & emails all day long–that's what they're paid for; yours may just be a routine “fix.”

Esp. if its something you've paid for, its your right to ask. BTW JUST WHEN I WAS GOING TO SUBMIT THIS I LOOKED OVER TO THE RIGHT & LO & BEHOLD I SAW THIS LINK!!

What-cha-tink?

Free CyberLink PowerDirector 7 Ultra (powerful video editor)!

Hope this helps.

Al

Life is just a phase you're going through…you'll get over it.
October 15, 2009
8:48 AM
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s it possible that the trial of the 1st item is now up & the software from the same co. may be thinking that the 2 are the same, or mixing them up-Never possible my friend.Each software info stored in some registry,can never overlap(any two programs).Many times theses stupid trials expire much before knowing amount of time used,therfore anticipating their usefulness and purchase.

So here's my question to you. Do you know of anything that could cause my computer to bring my trial versions to their end much sooner than they should?no nothing will legally time your trial earlier.However you can extend your trials every time if you are smart enough to have software like Trial —– so that you can dodge registry entry by inputting trial time to original period,like extending every month.Dont do thatThat is illegal.Try to uninstall with eg Revo uninstaller,install again,use it as much to finish your project,cutting away number of restarts of your computer as much as possible,they may cut your trial time.Then have a better free one,there are so many free yet powerful things now.Good luck

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