WORD OF WARNING.

By on January 25, 2013 9:31:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

rustysam

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For those who don't know (like me).  Object Desktop programs have a limited number of activations.  I reached mine yesterday.

I feel this is unfair, since I pay a yearly fee to use these.

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January 25, 2013 9:42:15 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

The limits are put in place to prevent piracy.  They have been in place for years.

Support is actively monitoring reports and taking care of them.

We also provide a way to back up the license files so that installing the apps again don't hit the activation servers and increase the count.

 

I think we're more than fair.  

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January 25, 2013 9:44:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have heard of that if it's installed on to many different computers but not on the same computer. I have never had the problem and again my advice is from things I have read here on the forums here over the years.

How many times are you talking about?

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January 25, 2013 9:46:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Opps, I see support has corrected me with the correct advice.

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January 25, 2013 9:54:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Russell...you'll only hit the limit if you're having issues with re-installing ...eg with re-doing your OS, etc.

The 'limit' is time-sensitive to prevent a legitimate licence being used in piracy.   If you ever reach your limit a quick email will see it sorted for you...

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January 25, 2013 10:08:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

NUFF SAID.  thanks to everyone for the comments.  I have reached my limit probably because I am running both windows7 and windows8 on same computer.

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January 25, 2013 11:58:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
We also provide a way to back up the license files

 

I'm so dense, I seem to have missed that. Can ya point me in the correct direction?  

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January 25, 2013 12:02:19 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Can ya point me in the correct direction?

If you often format your system(s), you may want to back back up the *.bin file for the Stardock product(s) you have either in:
C:\ProgramData\Stardock\Registrations or the program directory.
You would replace the bin files in this directory after you have reinstalled Windows and your Stardock product(s).

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January 25, 2013 1:10:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good info Zubaz ty.

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January 25, 2013 1:15:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting TechNoWeb,
Good info Zubaz ty.

Yes, thanks Zubaz. You rock.

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January 25, 2013 1:37:58 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

To be more clear, if you restore or reimage your PC frequently, be sure to include the OS and application as part of the backup. If you reinstall the OS from scratch (like from a bundled restore CD), you will need to reactivate.

If you install the application on another PC, you will need to reactivate.

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January 25, 2013 4:14:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Zubaz,

Quoting RedneckDude, reply 7Can ya point me in the correct direction?

If you often format your system(s), you may want to back back up the *.bin file for the Stardock product(s) you have either in:
C:\ProgramData\Stardock\Registrations or the program directory.
You would replace the bin files in this directory after you have reinstalled Windows and your Stardock product(s).

 

hi there,everyone,Zubaz,i would like to know ,i have deskscapes which is registered and if i reinstalled my windows and have to reinstall deskscapes ,do i have to be on the internet to register my deskscape or should i just take the .bin file that i have saved and but it in the directory of the program and will it be activated there upon.just asking,in deskscape i find it to be right at the bottom of the program in program files.thank u in advance,waiting for yr reply.its called sig.bin.i dont know if its the right .bin file u r talking about enlighten me on this,thank u.

 

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January 25, 2013 5:59:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting hawk786,
should i just take the .bin file that i have saved and but it in the directory of the program and will it be activated there upon.just asking,

This.

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