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Old 11-29-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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Windows Blinds 5.0?

Has anyone used version 5.0 of windows blinds? If so did you have any problems with it? I was having a lot of problems, the skins wouldn't load or would load half-way and for some reason make my computer run very very slow, or sometimes I'd have to restart because it would freeze. I even tried reinstalling it and still it doesn't work. So for now i'm sticking with 4.5.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:17 PM   #2
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Its called dont used an illegally downloaded version.

Its a known thing that was in the first major WindowsBlinds5 pirate release. Weither it was Stardock themselves, or some programmer who thought he was being funny. On a certian date the program would slow your computer down to the point of crashing, and since it auto loads with windows, for most people was hard to remove. Kind of like a time bomb.

That date has long since passed, so now when you install its going to run dog slow from day one.

Either buy the full version or find another torrent.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
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Hmm... well unless there's some big difference between version 4.5 and 5 then i'm just going to stick to 4.5 for now. I just wanted to know if everyone else was having problems with it.

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Old 11-29-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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Hmm... well unless there's some big difference between version 4.5 and 5
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:20 AM   #5
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Its called dont used an illegally downloaded version.

Its a known thing that was in the first major WindowsBlinds5 pirate release. Weither it was Stardock themselves, or some programmer who thought he was being funny. On a certian date the program would slow your computer down to the point of crashing, and since it auto loads with windows, for most people was hard to remove. Kind of like a time bomb.

That date has long since passed, so now when you install its going to run dog slow from day one.

Either buy the full version or find another torrent.
Funny how much you know about this, considering how much you are against piracy.




Anyway, yes I can confirm all that. WB5 + Pirate = serious probs for your PC. I still dont think they have managed to crack it yet. Many have tried, but they just cant get past this one pit of code that requires it to check the net to function.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:11 AM   #6
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**** WindowBlinds. I find it hilarious how well they can program security, but when it comes to making skins function properly and not slowing my computer down they are teh uber suck.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:45 AM   #7
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I use windowblinds 4.5 with no issues.
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I used 4.5 until i got media center. The media Center skin is great, so Until I get tired of it I wont bother with WB.
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:13 AM   #9
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I still dont think they have managed to crack it yet.
They have, at least 5 months ago.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:50 PM   #10
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I use windowblinds 4.5 with no issues.
Me either, it just depends on the person's computer really.

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Anyway, yes I can confirm all that. WB5 + Pirate = serious probs for your PC. I still dont think they have managed to crack it yet. Many have tried, but they just cant get past this one pit of code that requires it to check the net to function.
I somehow managed to get rid of version 5 last night after i installed it. All I did was right-click the little task button of it and click unload blinds and the uninstalled it.

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Funny how much you know about this, considering how much you are against piracy.
Hmmm..... you do bring up an interesting point....
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:57 PM   #11
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how hard is it to figure out a fast way to crack software lawl.. install, insert crack, firewall outgoing packets via firewall, free program
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They have, at least 5 months ago.

Clearly that must be true. And thats why there is still not a working version of WB5 that wont nerf your PC.
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