ableton's unfair copy protection system

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
FrankH
Posts: 226
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2002 9:38 pm
Location: Zeist, The Netherlands

Post by FrankH » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:03 pm

Nick Waine wrote:I am about to purchase Live, but I as a Cubase user have been a bit concerned that Ableton might not release new unlock codes if I reinstall without an image or change hardware.
Changing hardware like soundcard or RAM won't alter the fingerprint of the system and therefor no new unlock is needed.
Reinstalling the operatingsystem after a HD crash or changing the CPU will alter the fingerprint of the computer and you need a new challenge-response to unlock.
Nick Waine wrote:This thread has convinced be that Ableton are a decent company, and that the copy protection is far, far less obtrusive than the dongle method.

The O/P should buy Cubase and see how he likes the dongle, he'll be able to reinstall every day of every year :D
A Steinberg dongle is not as reliable as an Ableton challange response. :D
Live 6.0.3 Win XP sp2, P4 2.8 GHz, 1 GB, UXGA video, RME Multiface (1), Nord Lead 3, Korg X5D, TR-Rack, ER-1, Roland Juno 106, JV-2080, Elektron Machinedrum-UW, SidStation, SPL Charisma, Soundtracs CP6800 (40/12/24), Genelec 1030A, Furutech TP80, etc.

ploy
Posts: 243
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:19 am

Post by ploy » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:14 am

strange thread. don´t know, my cracked versions of five runs since the first install without any problem.

FrankH
Posts: 226
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2002 9:38 pm
Location: Zeist, The Netherlands

Post by FrankH » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:04 pm

ploy wrote:strange thread. don´t know, my cracked versions of five runs since the first install without any problem.
:lol: LOL

Other people just pay for their software. ;)
Live 6.0.3 Win XP sp2, P4 2.8 GHz, 1 GB, UXGA video, RME Multiface (1), Nord Lead 3, Korg X5D, TR-Rack, ER-1, Roland Juno 106, JV-2080, Elektron Machinedrum-UW, SidStation, SPL Charisma, Soundtracs CP6800 (40/12/24), Genelec 1030A, Furutech TP80, etc.

candy warlos
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:45 pm

Post by candy warlos » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:32 pm

you can easily reinstall your OS (in mac os x at least) without needing to re-authorize Live. its all in the user > library > application support > Live x.x folder.
if you need to ERASE your hard drive then just copy this folder and put it back there before you open Live.

hmm maybe the only point of this post was: "buy a mac". but that should work on windows too, doesnt it?

Clearscreen
Posts: 1743
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 5:07 am
Location: Melbourne AU
Contact:

Post by Clearscreen » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:40 pm

"buy a mac". but that should work on windows too, doesnt it?
but how do i install it in my laptop? it's too big to stuff into the usb port?
Hp Elitebook 2.8Ghz. Live 7.0.14 & Live 8.1.5, XP Pro. and stuff...

candy warlos
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:45 pm

Post by candy warlos » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:21 am

i knew my post was useless since i hadnt readen the other ones. someone said to keep the "unlock.cfg" file. thats it, copy it and re-use it. no problem as long as you're on the same computer i think.

fhyio
Posts: 40
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:39 pm

Re: ableton's unfair copy protection system

Post by fhyio » Sun May 30, 2010 8:08 pm

I am actually finding the authorisation mechanism on ableton quite annoying. I have a laptop and another computer I have just built. I have gone for a dual boot configuration on my new machine for testing purposes with windows 7 and xp. Now I am finding that I can't authorise on the xp side of my machine as it is saying I have run out of authorisations. I know that ableton are very quick to give another autorisation; but today is sunday and I doubt anyone is there to check my mail. Now I have to download a 30 day trial and waste time. I know that the people that used patched versions of ableton off the net don't have to do anything. Seems like the honest people that pay good money for the product are suffering.


fhyio

fhyio
Posts: 40
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:39 pm

Re: ableton's unfair copy protection system

Post by fhyio » Sun May 30, 2010 8:09 pm

.

fhyio
Posts: 40
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:39 pm

Re: ableton's unfair copy protection system

Post by fhyio » Sun May 30, 2010 8:11 pm

.

Poster
Posts: 8804
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:21 am
Location: Amsterdam

Re: ableton's unfair copy protection system

Post by Poster » Sun May 30, 2010 8:28 pm

fhyio wrote:but today is sunday and I doubt anyone is there to check my mail.
hmm.. you didn't think of that before you.... I mean, come on.. sunday..

besides that.. isn't is so the 30 day trial enables you to save your sets? or was that the 14 days trial?

Post Reply