Can't re-try demo software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by diane143, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. diane143 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    A few years ago I must've demo'd a bunch of diet software on my laptop. I really want to buy something now and of course all the demos have expired, but I can't reinstall them as something must be coded into my system saying they've already been on there. All I get is a screen saying my demo has expired and it give me a buy button. I can't figure out what to delete or edit on my machine in order to be able to pick one of them out to buy.

    I know this is designed so that people won't keep extending trial software, but come on - I did this in early 2010!

    Any ideas?

  2. Benjamin, macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2012
    Brighton, UK
  3. diane143 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Thanks, but it's not the browser. I can download the demos just fine, I just can't install them.

    I got around it by booting off the original internal drive on my G4. I had installed new drives in 2008 but left the old one in. I had apparently installed one of the packages prior to that, but it allowed me to run the new one whereas the laptop would not. Guess 5 years vs 2 made a difference - sheesh!

    Not the best of situations but I'll have figured out which I want in a few days, I already have a pretty good idea.

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