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    Red face Game WAS legally installed

    Hi, Eons ago my kids installed the Harry Potter games onto our computer. Not long ago I uninstalled them using "Add or Remove Programs" - now they want to play them again. They were installed using the product code first time around and this time we can't find the original cases or codes. The games won't get past the enter code stage. There are saved games on the computer. Is there any chance of being able to find the code anywhere on the computer. Thanks, Jane

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    Default Re: Game WAS legally installed

    Hey, uhm, Prisoner. Have you tried using System Restore to recover back the game and reuse the code?

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    It's a bit of a long shot, but try download and install the free Belarc Advisor programme. Run it and look under Software licences where codes/keys are usually indicated.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Game WAS legally installed

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesKan View Post
    Hey, uhm, Prisoner. Have you tried using System Restore to recover back the game and reuse the code?

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    That would be a long shot, as System Restore is just that - Windows system files only, not user created files or complete installed programs. Some files may be restored but possibly not all.

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    lol, second thread i've seen today asking for help to "pirate" a game they've paid for.

    sorry, there are ways to "get around" this reinstall problem but forum rules mean we can't help
    When it comes to computers there is a difference to what you need and what you want, the former being less than half the price of the latter.

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    Default Re: Game WAS legally installed

    If you examine the files cached by system restore you will find entire directories of installed programs.

    Which is one of the reasons I have it switched off, the few required system files required to get the system to boot in the event of a breakdown are easily replaced without needing to duplicate 10GB of of rubbish and unrelated files. Hell, The dam thing made a duplicate of my entire steam folder which was about 7GB alone.
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    lol - exactly why i turned it off anyway.

    in my experience, if the computer is that f**ked for me to have to use system restore, system restore isn't enough to fix it.
    When it comes to computers there is a difference to what you need and what you want, the former being less than half the price of the latter.

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    Default Re: Game WAS legally installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Metla View Post
    the few required system files required to get the system to boot in the event of a breakdown are easily replaced without needing to duplicate 10GB of of rubbish and unrelated files.
    How? And does it actually restore?

    I've used System restore a couple of times and it's done the job. 10 gigs, or whatever space well used, I reckon.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Game WAS legally installed

    ystem Restore is just that - Windows system files only, not user created files or complete installed programs


    incorrect.......system restore certainly does 'restore' removed programs....try it ...
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