paid for program / cpmpany now out of business

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April 16, 2012 at 16:41:55
Specs: Linux i686
ok guys - have an old program paid for some years ago - the program is written in foxpro - the computer that it is installed on is dying. The company who made this software is long out of business and i would like to install it on a replacement computer. Now since everyone is paranoid, how do i get this program checked out and unregistered version removed so that i can use the program i paid for

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#1
April 16, 2012 at 22:01:18
I would first try copying to a clean computer. FoxPro uses the old db3 file structure.

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#2
April 17, 2012 at 01:50:48
i have already done that - and changed the date on the computer down until the message changes to "invalid date"

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#3
April 17, 2012 at 05:06:16
If you are lucky the registration data is stored in one of the system dbf files.

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#4
April 17, 2012 at 10:24:32
I'd create a virtual machine out of that old system.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

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#5
April 17, 2012 at 18:38:17
thanks - i'll try that

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#6
April 18, 2012 at 14:18:47
no luck with that - but thanks - i have already recycled the machine, cloned the hard drive and have it running sort of on another older machine - but everyonce and awhile i have to move the date back or forward a few months to get it working - very frusrating

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#7
April 18, 2012 at 18:06:30
If you know where the protection module is sometimes you can write a program to bypass the problem modules.

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#8
April 18, 2012 at 21:48:45
Why can't you use a P2V app to clone it to a virtual machine?

What is the OS you are running?

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

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#9
April 19, 2012 at 07:41:20
wow - i never thought of that - i cloned it to a older machine so that when i recovered the windows installation it might be able to rebuild the system - is what your suggesting to clone the older system onto a virtual machine on a newer system .... i'm running win xp on the computers but have been experimenting with linux at home and virtual xp installs

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#10
April 19, 2012 at 07:45:32
There are a number of ways to recreate a system in a virtual machine. Xp and windows os's present an issue when the hardware changes. A VM is a software computer but it presents real hardware to the OS. So generally a simple copy would result in having to repair the hal.

They make applications to move the OS directly in some cases. The application fixes the hal and converts the OS and apps to a format that the VM can run.

If you have a ntbackup with system state that can be used. In fact modern backups by Vista and Windows 7 copy the backup to a virtual machine format as well as modern ghost versions.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

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#11
April 19, 2012 at 09:45:20
thanks - that gives me something to work with - i have heard that the vm that comes with windows 7 and vista proff or business - is better than my virtual box - is that so

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#12
April 20, 2012 at 14:27:45
Better for you to decide. Common choices are for any of the windows OS's are VirtualPC, Virtualbox and vmplayer. If you are on a linux OS then the list is virtualbox, vmplayer and qemu/kvm and xen.

Actually qemu on windows works OK.

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