Installing 4nt on Windows 7

Nov 2, 2010
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I'm a registered user of 4nt 5.0 and have used it on many successive PCs with different OS

I'm building my new Win7 laptop side-by-side with the old one and have installed as usual, 4NT 4 to get the context menus, run the .reg to insert the key, install 5.0

Howver it still comes up as 'evaluation period will expire'

The key is there in the registry, what am I doing wrong please?
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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> I'm a registered user of 4nt 5.0 and have used it on many successive PCs
with

> different OS
>
> I'm building my new Win7 laptop side-by-side with the old one and have
> installed as usual, 4NT 4 to get the context menus, run the .reg to insert
the

> key, install 5.0
>
> Howver it still comes up as 'evaluation period will expire'
>
> The key is there in the registry, what am I doing wrong please?
Microsoft changed the registry access permissions in Windows Vista and
Windows 7 (about 7 years after your 4NT 5.0 was released!), so that a normal
user can no longer enter a key in the HKLM registry tree.

You have to right click on the session, select "run as administrator", and
then do the registration. Alternately, you can update to a newer version
(the current is 12.0), which actually supports Windows 7. (We only support
XP with 4NT 5.) Alternately, you could try TCC/LE v12.0, which is free and
roughly equivalent feature-wise to your 4NT 5.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
May 26, 2008
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The key is there in the registry, what am I doing wrong please?
4NT is a 32-bit app, and I'm assuming you are using the 64-bit version of Windows 7.

If you imported the registration info into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XXX, you'll need to actually put it in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\XXX

That's where 32-bit software is silently redirected on 64-bit Windows when it attempts to read/write that area of the Registry.

There might be more to it than this, but that's my first guess.
 
May 26, 2008
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Oh yeah, if you are entering the Registration info via the 4NT options dialog, you'll need to run 4NT "as administrator" as Rex pointed out. But from your message it sounded like you were importing the code via a REG file.