Nowadays, software tools and programs ships with trial offer to enable users to test drive the software before purchase. During the trial period, you will be able to experience the full features of the relevant software. The total number of trial days depends upon the software manufacturer. It could be either 15 or 30 days.
After the end of the trial period, you will have to provide a serial number to extend the working. Otherwise, you will not be able to work with the software. You will not find the serial numbers for free. You have to purchase the software to obtain the relevant serial number, which is not possible due to a wide range of issues such as payment related. Sometimes, the vendor would accept credit card and you don’t have it.
In such a scenario, you can make use of a technique to extend the software trial period. Hence, you will be able to work with the software continuously without expiry.
Firstly, you need to delete the relevant registry entry pointing towards trial software. However, you have to uninstall the software after the expiry of the trial period. Navigate to RUN and enter the command regedit. You will view the Registry Editor Window and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE. Locate the software name from the navigation panel located on the left side. If you are able to find the Key, you have to delete it.
The next step is to browse the HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Your Software name registry entry and locate the key if any along with your software name. You have to delete the key and close the Registry Editor window. Navigate to RUN again and enter %temp% to delete all the temporary files. These files are generated each time you run the software and are not required for the functioning of the Windows operating system.
Finally, you need to visit C:Users/your username here/AppData and delete all folders and files from three folders namely Local, LocaLow and Roaming. As part of the formality, you need to restart the PC for the changes to take effect. You can now install the expired software and use it without any trial period.
You have to make sure that you have followed the above steps. Otherwise, you will not be able to take advantage of the extended trial duration. Alternatively, you can extend the trial version of any software by making use of Time Stopper and NirSoft RunAsDate, Trial-Reset 4.0 software’s respectively.
You can perform a wide range of hacks by modifying registry entries. However, before proceeding to modify entries, you should give some respect to the programmers who worked behind the development of the software. It is advisable to buy the relevant software instead of resorting to unfair means. That said, you can extend the trial period by following the above procedure.
Note: You should be careful while modifying the registry entries. You should know what you are doing before proceeding further. Moreover, we recommend you to modify registry entries only if you have experience in Windows operating system.