macrium reflect -- install different trial version?

  1. shmu26's Avatar
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    macrium reflect -- install different trial version?


    I installed macrium reflect home, trial edition.
    when the trial runs out, can I install workstation trial?

    EDIT: I am asking here, rather than on the official macrium forum, because a trial license does not entitle you to join the forum.
    over there, you have to pay in order to ask.
    Last edited by shmu26; 03 Aug 2016 at 02:13.
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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    When you install a trial version of Macrium, a hidden key is inserted into the registry and you cannot delete it unless you made a backup image before installing the trial. I am not even sure if you can even re-install a free version.
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  3. shmu26's Avatar
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    topgundcp said:
    When you install a trial version of Macrium, a hidden key is inserted into the registry and you cannot delete it unless you made a backup image before installing the trial. I am not even sure if you can even re-install a free version.
    right, I know about that null key. But will it prevent me from installing a higher trial version? I mean, let's say at the end of 30 days, instead of buying home edition, I want to try workstation?
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  4. Barman58's Avatar
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    Contact Macrium and explain why you need to trial more than one version and they may allow this, or not, at their discretion
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  5. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi there

    I can't help you here significantly but :

    Again I say - ALWAYS BACKUP before installing any new software - especially software that has registry keys (any software with registration will normally update / insert registry keys).

    A suggestion though would be to test the update on a VM. You don't have to immediately activate Windows when creating a VM - it will work long enough to trial this type of software before prompting for activation. Delete the VM after test.

    You can create a VM easily enough from your running system - VMware player or VBOX can run on W10 Home so if you can't use HYPER-V you can still create VM's. For VMware the free VMware converter tool can create a VM from your physically running machine.

    Cheers
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