References: <3DEA90A7.DCB395B@juno.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: PCB Software
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 03:48:37 GMT
Organization: AT&T Broadband
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 03:48:37 GMT
All you have to do is delete the registry entry (with regedit) that PROTEL
created. It contains a time stamp for the trial. BTW, I use PCAD, not
cheap but a great layout program.
"Steve Andrew" wrote in message
> Gibbo wrote:
> > mike email@example.com wrote:
> >> I'm having a great time with Protel99SE Trial.
> >> Does everything, well integrated, cool stuff.
> >> If your project takes longer than 30 days, you'll have to
> >> reload it.
> > Are you sure about that ? Reload after 30 days ? With Protel,
> > usually, after 30 days, that's it. You can't even reload it.
> > Our company policy is now "no trial protel software" (and therefore
> > no protel software, period) due to their trial software leaving
> > hidden files everywhere, playing with windows system files that it
> > really has no right to, prevention of defrag, etc etc etc.
> > One anti virus package (I can't remember which one) even reported it
> > as a possible virus due to all the stupid things it was attempting to
> > do with the system files.
> > I know for a fact we're not the only company to have dropped protel
> > because of this.
> > The last trial we had from protel trashed an entire operating system
> > and the computer had to be reloaded totally.
> > I think their trial softare (at least on the last one we tried) even
> > warns you about this.
> > Gibbo
> You are correct Gibbo - When you'r 30 days are up then that's it - not
> possible to re-load. Unfortunately I spent good money on a copy of Protel
> 98, that was the worse thing I ever did. It's very unstable, both in
> drawing, simulation and PCB modes. Urine defficient documentation, and a
> good number of the provided simulation models and sub-circuits do not
> or give pre-simulation errors.
> I'm looking around for a replacement......