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Retrieve a value after PC format
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:49:46 PM »
Hello guys,

I wrote a few data to a registry for my first small trial routine to a friend of mine and after the trial version was expired, he formatted his PC and the routine starts working over once again.  :cry:

Is there a way to work around this issue ?

Thanks in advance.

Lee Mac

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 02:01:11 PM »
No data stored locally will survive a format of the OS; one possible solution is to have your program 'phone home' by contacting a web server to validate the license.

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 02:05:23 PM »
Is there a way to work around this issue ?
of course
there is no need to format the hard drive
tell your friend that he can use a registry spy (classified*)
it will show what values your app is writing to the registry
then he can simply delete them

i hope i've understood your question correctly ;)
« Last Edit: August 08, 2019, 04:00:26 PM by VovKa »

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 02:31:22 PM »
Thank you Lee for your confirmation and suggestion.

Vovka, please modify your reply and remove the spy details since that would be a nightmare to programmers and thanks for letting me know this before I dive deeper into registry field.  :lol:

Thanks.

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 03:59:27 PM »
before I dive deeper into registry field.  :lol:
of course there are also file monitors :)
being a paranoid i make snapshots of my registry and filesystem now and then
i may say these protection methods are weak

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 04:31:45 PM »
of course there are also file monitors :)
being a paranoid i make snapshots of my registry and filesystem now and then
i may say these protection methods are weak
Can I ask you what is the best protection method that you trust and depend on?
You destroyed my wishes of security with your replies and have no place to hide.  :laugh:

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 04:33:07 PM »
Is there a way to work around this issue ?
of course
there is no need to format the hard drive
tell your friend that he can use a registry spy (classified*)
it will show what values your app is writing to the registry
then he can simply delete them

i hope i've understood your question correctly ;)

 :-D

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 04:46:21 PM »
OMG hilarious.  :lol:
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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 05:25:01 PM »
what is the best protection method that you trust?
freeware

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 05:34:59 PM »
You destroyed my wishes of security with your replies and have no place to hide.  :laugh:
your wishes could've destroyed your whole business :)

i can not suggest the best protection method because i do not know what are you trying to achieve

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2019, 05:41:17 PM »
You destroyed my wishes of security with your replies and have no place to hide.  :laugh:
your wishes could've destroyed your whole business :)

i can not suggest the best protection method because i do not know what are you trying to achieve
No business yet with programming because I think I have a very long way with this to go.
I wanted to know if possible as long as the registry is not that safe. What is the other way that can be safe for saving my routine from being cracked?
That's it.
Thank you.

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2019, 05:57:19 PM »
There is no way really unless its 100% server side hosted. Just remember, locks only keep honest people honest.

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2019, 06:33:03 PM »
What is the other way that can be safe for saving my routine from being cracked?
i do not have an answer to your question
i do not sell programs
therefore i do not protect them

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2019, 06:38:14 PM »
What is the other way that can be safe for saving my routine from being cracked?
i do not have an answer to your question
i do not sell programs
therefore i do not protect them
It's okay, I hope my question was not bothering to you all.
I have learned a lot from your kind replies, thanks a lot for your time.

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Re: Retrieve a value after PC format
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2019, 06:53:19 PM »
thanks a lot for your time.
you are most welcome, Coder