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Is my software pirated?


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#1 Booh-kitty

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

I bought software from a merchant on Amazon. I think it might be pirated. 

 

I bought AutoCad 2007. I got it for a very good price.

 

I wasn't suspicious of the very low price because:

1-I bought on Amazon

2-The software is 8 years old

 

Now that I've received the product, I'm concerned that it may be pirated.The installation instructions aren't typical of Autodesk software.

 

When I was a student, I got free student versions of all Autodesk software through an Autodesk student program. I installed THIS version of AutoCad on my computer as a student, but the installation was complex. You had to jump through hoops to get it activated. I don't have to do any of this with the software I just bought. 

 

Images of the installation instructions and the disc are on my Google Drive

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B27iYwICvLofcy1iRTR6aDU5NVk/view?usp=sharing

 

The merchant on Amazon at this link.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P4D2NEE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

How can a find out if it is pirated? If so, what do I do??


Edited by Booh-kitty, 17 November 2014 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 06:47 PM

Disregard this


Edited by Booh-kitty, 18 November 2014 - 07:56 AM.

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 07:18 PM

Load the file on to a picture host and then copy the link with the little picture button below the smiley in the editor.



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:24 AM

How can a attach a file with scanned images of the instructions and the disc? I seem to remember being able to do this in the past.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 03:27 PM

I've used AutoCAD before, these are not AutoDesk's instalaltion instructions. Check the digital signature of the installation program(s) on the DVD. It should be present and be signed by AutoDesk.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519715/instructional-video-checking-the-digital-signature-of-windows-executables/#entry3251097


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