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QuickTime goes mental, gives me Pro version for nothing...

I was having some issues with QuickTime earlier (no sound) and after fiddling to no avail I gave up and tried installing a newer version. That caused it to not work at all, so in frustration I tried to uninstall it with the aim of installing QT Alternative; I had to run the uninstaller twice before it even pretended to go away, and even then it left a load of crap behind. Oddly, though, it now works, and it appears I have the Pro version -- the "Register" tab in the settings shows it as registered to Apple (complete with serial number), and all the options I didn't get before are now available...

I guess it's true -- every cloud has a silver lining. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 10th, 2006
careful mat. if you come to the states now they can seriously arrest you under the DMCA.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 10th, 2006
I think they'd have a hard time with that -- the only tool I used was their own installer, so if QuickTime is in itself a tool for circumventing the protection in QuickTime then we're all doomed.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 10th, 2006
ah. you are going to rely on a 'its common sense' defence then?


Ill visit you in jail.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 10th, 2006
If I'd actually installed the QT alternative then I'd go along with that thing that MarkTAW posted, but as I only got as far as downloading it it seems unlikely... (I also have a different serial number.)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 10th, 2006
I installed "Quickbooks Professional Business 2005-06" (their nomenclature) as a trial.

Today I tried to use it again (to run some QB integration stuff I had written for a customer) and it told me that my trial had expired. That's ok - it was a trial version anyway.

The problem now though, is that I now want to un-install it, (and run it under VMWare so that I can just blow the shit away when I'm finished) and lo and behold, the installer tells me that "a previous installation of Quickbooks did not finish. You need to restart Windows to finish the installation of Quickbooks. You can then then re-install Quickbooks"

Funny, I've restarted my machine so many times, and it still thinks that the installation isn't finished.

Idiot poxy bastard software. Imagine this message appearing to a one-person non-IT-knowing business owner/operator?

Its a joke. I hate em. You ask me, I'll tell ya.

The whole pox-ridden, "institutioanilised" software industry sucks the .......(insert your favourite phrase here)

I can't be the only one with these sort of issues, surely.
Permalink Brad Thomas 
January 11th, 2006
sorry...

"institutioanilised" should be "institutionalised"

Philo

*grin*
Permalink Brad Thomas 
January 11th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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