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here's the comment area for today's blog post found at
http://zabkat.com/blog/unlock-key-troubles.htm
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In an ideal world, you wouldn't be reading this part...
Being a typical inhabitant of the ideal world, I like to know what could have gone wrong even if everything worked for me so I'm prepared for later. :)
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It would be nice if you didn't try to be sneaky in the license manager - it's not stopping the pirates (cracks appear shortly enough after new version releases), but it does cause some annoyances for legitimate customers (at least that's the case for 1.8.x series). It's annoying having to launch with elevated privileges just for a silly license manager.

Also, my favorite way of doing Windows installs is setting everything up in a VM then transferring to the physical machine - which invalidates the activation. That's obviously not a very common scenario for most people :), and reinstalls are infrequent enough that neither that nor elevation are major pain points.

But it always gets me slightly sad when good programmer effort is wasted on stuff that's not effective, especially when it causes end-user grief as well.
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all this only applies for the older version 1.x which indeed did some funky unnecessary things. Since version 2 all you need to do is put your unlock key in a file called X2.LIC and paste it in the installation folder.
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Thanks for clearing that up, Nikos - I might look into getting a more recent version :)
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