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    Are these programmes ok to install or do they have hidden problems.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    Are these programmes ok to install or do they have hidden problems.?
    It's probably best to wait and read all the comments before installing.

    There is a certain amount of junk, you need to be discerning.

    It's also a good idea to have backed up your system beforehand too.

    The problem is that they cannot be re-installed once the time limit is passed.

    I used to have a useful audio recorder that suited my needs from GOTD in XP, but had to find another for Win 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Porritt View Post
    It's probably best to wait and read all the comments before installing.

    There is a certain amount of junk, you need to be discerning.

    It's also a good idea to have backed up your system beforehand too.

    The problem is that they cannot be re-installed once the time limit is passed.

    I used to have a useful audio recorder that suited my needs from GOTD in XP, but had to find another for Win 7.
    Thanks for the comments. I will be careful then. Cheers.

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    The problem is that they cannot be re-installed once the time limit is passed.
    Thats actually not 100% Correct.

    Some of them have a License key in the text file, if this happens, you can go to the original software manufactures site, download the version and use the key provided by GOTD.

    IF the key is embedded in the install file from gotd, sometimes if you use a program that shows license keys, keyfinder or belarc you can get the actual key and reinstall if needed as described above.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 20-11-2010 at 02:55 PM.

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    And some have malicious payloads, as I learned to my cost.

    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -William G. McAdoo, lawyer and politician (1863-1941)

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    I've never bothered with that site
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    And some have malicious payloads, as I learned to my cost.
    Well that has put me off them. Thanks.

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    TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch...

    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -William G. McAdoo, lawyer and politician (1863-1941)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch...
    Very true.

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    Default Re: Giveaway of the Day

    Never had any problem but you need to read the the pop-ups and deselect the crapware.

    But a lot of the software is not that great. Its rare that they have anything thats usable.
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