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Andy W

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Since we are lucky enough to have a load of IT professionals amongst us I wonder if the following is possible. I recently purchased a CD rom of a programme for the calculation of air conditioning equipment. On the disc is other programmes for which you have to purchase the licence i.e they give you a serial number to enter in the box. Now then, I have already paid £200 for my disc and serial number and would now like one of the other programmes from the disc, it is there on the disc just need a way to find a serial number to activate the release of the programme. Is it possible to gain that information off the disc itself or will I have to fork out another £50 for another serial no.
The serial number which I currently have is :
13OP34-42ZR80-72QX49 would it be a simple variation of this number or will it be totally different for security.
 

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If the software is popular enough, if you search the net in the right places you might either find a list of serial numbers or a "Key-gen" serial generator. They are program specific though.

Totally breaches the license obviously!
 

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There is no easy answer other than as Graham suggested searching the web but this sounds like specialist software so is probably quite rare.

It all depends on how secure the developers of the software made it.
 

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The way I understand it from someone who knows more than me is that these people only use a small number of serial numbers per product.

A good site to look on to find serial numbers is

http://www.astaserials.com

But if will be of any help to you I dont know.

If not I'm sure it will be to someone else reading this.

Bob
 

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Sorry forget to mention re above.

Careful what you download cause some of that mucky stuff:) appears if you are not careful

Bob
 

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naturally though nobody would condone downloading serial numbers for software they haven't bought would they????

well, of course not because that would be theft :)

Don't know how it works for others using software "professionally" but on freelance projects I very often have to supply licence details before companies will accept work from or hire me.

If you need the software - then pay for it - that way you get a serial number the proper way.

I don't want to start the whole software piracy debate here but I think you'll agree it's kinda blatant posting a question on a public forum asking where to find "cracks" for software

Andy
 
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I know exactly what you mean but my point was out of interest if it was possible to find hidden information on the disc that I have already purchased for £200. I was even offered a copy of the disc that I purchased for free but opted to pay the full amount for my own copy as it would be used for business use and to take into account the time and trouble some one has taken to build a data base of information which the disc contains. I apologise if I have offended any one with my "out of interest can the system be beat " question.
 

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