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    So last week I watched the demo video of streetdeck for the first time and was very impressed, hadn't realized the level of features you had in it. I was very tempted to buy it during the promotional $150 price period, but I hadn't gotten my current carPC finished just yet and wanted to at least try it out first. So today I finally got the chance to try it, I installed it, and opened up to the config wizard... I didnt care about the rear view cam, radio, mic, etc, so I was just mindlessly clicking NEXT every time, and before I knew it I was at the keypad for entering the registration code. Of course, on the screen BEFORE that was where it told me to click cancel if I wanted to use the demo, but I didnt stop to read it. So I clicked cancel on the registration key entry page, and it froze, had to kill the process and start it again.

    When I started it again, it went back to page 1/2 for the registration entry, where it said to cancel if I wanted to use the demo, so I clicked cancel there this time, and it exited with a message saying the demo had expired and I needed to buy it to continue using. Uninstall/reinstall didn't change anything, as I expected. Today is the first time I've installed the demo, ever.

    Do I now need to format the hard drive and reinstall windows and everything just to run the demo? (I know that wouldn't be the honest thing to do if the demo had expired on me for real, but I never even got to use it)
    But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
    Originally posted by Viscouse
    I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
    eegeek.net

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    you dont need to reformat!

    hey, you dont need to reformat, just go into your registry, and delete all entries that have to do with streetdeck, to get to your regisry, just click on the start button, and then click run, then type "regedit"...should do the trick! let me know if it works



    -Valter
    -Valter

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      Yeah, I hadn't tried registry editing because usually if software makers want to keep it secure they use obscure names for the entries so you can't just find them with a simple search of the product name, to the degree that I very rarely, if ever, succeed in finding them this way. But I'll try tonight, hopefully they're listed under streetdeck... And to the creators... don't worry, I won't do it to actually cheat the trial period once it actually legitimately expires... if all goes well (as nice as it looked in the video) I may very well own it well before the 30 days is up
      But don't take it from me! here's a quote from a real, live newbie:
      Originally posted by Viscouse
      I am learning buttloads just by searching on this forum. I've learned 2 big things so far: 1-it's been done before, and 2-if it hasn't, there is a way to do it.
      eegeek.net

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