So many people ask the question whether it is possible to reinstall a free trial version software after the trial period or how to reinstall a trial software. a simple search on Google reveals that most people are looking for this solution. I have two methods on how to do this which you can try, and i believe one of them would definitely work for you. maybe you have installed a free trial software on your system and after discovering how to use it to bypass its expiring period, you can not reinstall it again because of the key in your system root which always show the following message each time you try installing it again ''your trial period has expired'' below you will learn how to how to get trial software to run again after it expires.
Method 1: Back up your registry.
Most trial software program add a key in your system registry by tweaking it when you uninstall a software after its trial period has expired. All files are deleted except the keys in the registry. Therefore when you try installing it again, it detects the key and gives you a message like for example “your trial period has expired”. So the best way is to make a back up of the registry first before installing any trial software. And when finally your trial software has expired, you can uninstall the software, restore back up and try installing the software again. I have written a post explaining the steps on restoring back up please scroll down to find the link below.
Method 2: Using Process Monitor
Process monitor is a free tool for windows that shows real time file system, registry and process/thread activities. With this you can see which applications are accessing your registry, which keys there are accessing, and the registry data that they are reading and writing, all in real time. [see screen shot below]
Note: By default it will show registry activity, file system activity, network activity and process and thread activity. You can filter out all activities except registry activity so that it becomes easy to track changes in registry.
Run process monitor and install the trial software. Now find which key the software has added or modified and note down the name and path of the key. Once your software trial period has expired, you can revert back the changes and uninstall the software. Now when you will reinstall the software, it won't find any key in the registry which means it will install normally as if it is installing for the first time. You can also use little registry cleaner or Ccleaner to clean up your PC and fix errors like invalid/broken registry items, in this way it can clean up all traces of a program left behind. Enjoy. If you love this post, you should be able to find it related topics very interesting below.
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