re: "I think you're trying to circumvent the M$ licensing regulations; and while I can't blame you... (when it applies to dated software), I can't say as I fully support the idea either."
Since we are bordering on discussing a solution that will circumvent MS licensing regulations, I'm going to ask that you discontinue any further comments that lead the OP down that path. I appreciate your comments that you do not fully support the idea.
As a long time member of computing.net, I assume that you are aware that the first violation listed in the computing.net forum rules reads as follows:
Asking for help pirating, cracking passwords, or bypassing copyright protection.
Outdated software or not, if the application is trying to phone home and you are trying to prevent that communication so that you can install multiple (illegal) copies, I respectfully request that you look elsewhere for that answer.
As moderator, I have this little button on my screen that says "delete whole thread" and I'd hate to have to press it. :-)
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