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Use trial software forever without activation

Use trial software forever without activation-Run trial Software for Lifetime

In this post I’ll show you how to “hack” a Software and use trial software forever without activation. Most of us are familiar with many software’s that run only for a specified period of time in the trial mode. Once the trial period is expired these software’s stop functioning and demand for a purchase. But there is a way to run the software’s and make them function beyond the trial period. Isn’t this interesting? Before I tell you how to “hack” the software and make it run in the trial mode forever, we have to understand the functioning of these software’s. I’ll try to explain this in brief.

use trial software forever without activation
How to use trial software forever without activation

How the Stuff works: How trial version software works?

When these software’s are installed for the first time, they make an entry into the Windows Registry with the details such as Installed Date and Time, installed path etc. After installation every time you run the software, it compares the current system date and time with the installed date and time. So, with this it can make out whether the trial period is expired or not. So in this post I’ll be listing all methods to crack any software and use trial software forever without activation

Method 1:

The most easiest way to fool time algorithmn of most of the software is by adjusting the date and time of the system clock to a future(eg:- 7 nov 2030, 4:00 pm) one before installing the software and then changing the date and time back to true one after the installation. Thus if the trial period is 7 days we will get trial period till 14 nov 2030, as according to the registry value the software is installed in 7 nov 2030. This trick works on most of the softwares.

Method 2:

Another easiest method is to Reinstall the program after the trial period ends , but most likely this method won’t work  on current modern softwares, as the expiry check algorithm getting sophisticated by keeping the expiry information on started using date and days allowed for try use plus days left in the trial in the registry or in a randomly named file.

Method 3:

The most effective way is to Reinstall your windows, and you can use all trial demo shareware again, as all dummy registry entries and dummy files that store trial information are wiped off. But this method is not convinient as you cant always keep on reinstalling your windows.

Method 4:

Find a crack or serial , with the help of cracks search engine such as crackfound and crackspider. But this is not extending the trial period of software instead it will either remove trial restrictions or make it full version. This is an effective way to use try-out softwares as full version.

Method 5:

One of the most easiest way to use demo or trial version softwares forever is by using any software that stops the trial time. Time Stopper is such a  software that can stop the time for trial version software. All we have to do is just open the desired software using this Time stopper software each time or u can create a modified icon for your trial software using time stopper so that you dont have to open the time stopper each time you want to open the software.There are other softwares that has similar functionality like time stopper too such as run as date and trial reset.

Method 6: (Recommended)

RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn’t change the current system date, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application. RunAsDate intercepts the kernel API calls that returns the current date and time (GetSystemTime, GetLocalTime, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime), and replaces the current date/time with the date/time that you specify.
It works with Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.


You have to follow these tips carefully to successfully “hack” a software and make it run in it’s trial mode forever.

1. Note down the date and time, when you install the software for the first time.

2. Once the trial period expires, you must always run the software using RunAsDate.

3. After the trial period is expired, do not run the software(program) directly. If you run the software directly even once, this “hack” may no longer work.

4. It is better and safe to inject the date of the last day in the trial period. For example, if the trial period expires on jan 30 2009, always inject the date as jan 29 2009 in the RunAsDate.

RunAsDate can be downloaded from here:

the authorHarinder
blacklisthackers.com is created and owned by Harinder(Aarav).Aarav is a technology Blogger from India(Dehradun). He’s Quiet type and Creative Guy who enjoys creating and exploring new trends on the WEB. Currently pursuing B.tech from DIT University.

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