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Need Replacement for MS Streets & Trips or Activate New Copy
Ken in Regina
I really don't know. I have the MSDN versions for 2006, 2009, and 2011, i think, but I never looked that closely to be able to tell.

...ken...
tcassidy
Sorry I even got into this portion of the conversation. My feeling was nickndfl thought his S&T was broken in some way as it wouldn't find the GPS signal and he was looking for a replacement. We seem to have wandered into never never land!

Terry
werdnanostaw
Thank you for the MSDN tip.

If you search for:

msdn version "Streets and Trips 2013" "the eye"

and

msdn version "Autoroute 2013" "the eye"

you will get a very pleasant surprise.

We have just got back from a 5 week trip from Paris to La Rochelle, San Sebastian, Burgos, Porto, Lisbon, Granada, Toledo, Segovia and Madrid.

I used the trial version of AR 2013 inside Windows XP in a VirtualBox virtual machine that every 14 days I reset to a snapshot that was taken before AR was run for the first time.

The only gotcha was that you had to Sleep Win XP before you removed the USB GPS. If you didn't do this you had to reboot the virtual PC to reacquire the GPS.

It's a bit techo. Not hard for me but I can't imagine teaching any of my friends how to use a virtual PC and how to reset it.

Now I don't have to. Yippee!
Ken in Regina
Interesting site, Andrew. Thanks.

Terry, it's not exactly a Neverland. Folks who have a fair bit of time and effort invested in products like Streets&Trips have very real, down-to-earth difficulties when they need to get a new computer or have a problem on their existing one that requires re-activation of a product they have paid good money for. That's why your help here has been so much appreciated. Whether it's getting an old or new GPS working with S&T or some of your tips to try when someone needs reactivation. Thanks.

...ken...
tcassidy
You find the most amazing things Andrew

Terry
GoneNomad
FWIW, I decided to try installing the version of S&T2013 I got from an ebay seller some time ago.
It is on DVD-R with a full-color inkjet-printed label side that at a glance could pass for the real manufactured DVD.

It installed successfully on Win7, and on first launch it just prompted me to accept the licensing terms, then the next window suggested - but did not require - that it be registered. That was all there was too it. Nothing about a 14-day trial period or expiration. And as far as I can can tell, it works fine. And since I hadn't used S&T on this i7 PC in a long time, it's always nice to be reminded not only of S&T's functional value, but also how much faster it is than most of it's more modern (and more code-bloated) counterparts.

At one point there were two or three sellers on ebay selling what appeared to be the same thing, and my guess is they're all the MSDN version, which is (as we now know) readily available on the internet, for a lot less work than a cracked version probably would be.

I noticed that site also has a lot of other MS programs too.

Thanks for the tip Andrew.
werdnanostaw
Unfortunately, Office 2016 on The Eye asks for a product key so don't bother downloading 3GB.
nickndfl
Runs great. I wonder if I can run one S&T on several computers?
tcassidy
I believe the original rules said two.

Terry
nickndfl
I hate to be a putz, but I bought a new computer with Win7. It appears my copy of S&T does not have any drivers, although we got it to work with Win10.

Which drivers should I use for Win7?

Answer: I just inserted the dongle and the drivers installed automatically.
tcassidy
Good you caught that. The drivers are associated with the device, not S&T.

Terry
nickndfl
I cannot believe how smart some of you guys are in here. I live in Florida, so I hope you understand.
tcassidy
If you have more than one USB port, try to use the same one for the GPS each time. Some GPS devices have to install a driver for each USB port you use meaning a different COM port generated. More work for S&T!

Terry
nickndfl
Yes, I use the same left rear port on a Dell E6330 3540 i7 16gb RAM 256gb SSD. I purchased an identical refurb to what I have been using since 2013. My current computer has some miles on it and I know sooner or later it will give up the ghost. The fan makes a funny sound once in awhile and replacing it means going all the way down to the motherboard on this model.

A nice refurb for $369 is cheap insurance. As I said previously I would pay $100 for S&T if I could get it to work on Win10. We got it done here, but the software providers told me they could not guarantee S&T would work after the next update to Win10, I absolutely need S&T and the database of 200 client maps I use everyday.
werdnanostaw
As I said previously I would pay $100 for S&T if I could get it to work on Win10.

As I hinted previously if you search for the terms I listed you don't have to pay anything for S&T (or AR). You get a copy of the MSDN version (MS Developer Network = pay US$3000/year and get access to MS software that doesn't require activation). S&T and AR work on Win10 without any issues.

If you purchased a copy you may be able to activate it, if they haven't shut down activation server, but you will not be able to in future when they do shut it down. Also, you can only install 2 copies. You can install unlimited copies of the MSDN version.

I have a paid for copy of the software but my 2 copies were lost when PCs they were on were rebuilt or refunded under warranty due to hardware failure.

I think it is completely ethical to obtain an unprotected copy of abandonware, ie software that a company no longer sells or supports.
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