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installing or moving locked program that is no longer supported


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#1 Jayfive

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:46 AM

Doing some searching to solve my problem ran across Bleeping Computer - looks like a great resource.  This is my first post here. 

 

I am using software called Tenant Pro 7 (TP7) on W7 home premium system.  It has an SSD C drive (shows 167 GB capacity) that was installed February 2013.  TP7 is a property management program - the data file is an .mdb type - Microsoft Data Base same as MS Access (I believe).   The software is no longer supported.  In the past each new install was unlocked by a call to the company and they would generate an unlocking code for that installation.  The company either closed and sold user information to a cloud based service or re-formed as a cloud based company.  The fees charged for cloud based management software do not work for the small number of units I manage. 

 

I have a trial version of an optional program that fits cost wise, but not very inspiring in terms of usability.  So here is my question(s).  While reading about EaseUs transfer software there was an implication that locked software could be moved to another computer and perhaps work - any possibility of that? 

 

Thank you,

Jay


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 02:59 PM

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I have revised my post so that hopefully it fits in the guidelines and rules.  



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Posted 30 October 2015 - 05:07 PM

"Locked" means "encrypted", IMO, if you are talking about data.

 

If you don't have the key...my understanding is that you will unable to open encrypted files.

 

You can move it to the moon...without the key, you won't be opening said files :).

 

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 05:16 PM

Thanks Louis, that is sort of what I figured, but was trying the optimistic approach.  Since the original post I have found a cloud based program with monthly fees I can live with.  Am testing the software now - seems like it will be fine so will most likely proceed that way. 

 

Thanks again,

Jay



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Posted 31 October 2015 - 04:00 PM

:thumbsup2: , happy computing :).

 

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