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  • sickoftrix sickoftrix Jan 26, 2003 1:17 AM Flag

    I've read that TT activation is hell

    I can install Turbo Tax Deluxe on a second home PC it but can't save my file like any other normal software.

    This sucks. So hello Tax Cut. I cancelled my TT online order as soon as I found out.

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    • >> C-dilla can easily be removed from your system using a free program called "Ad-Aware.exe"
      It can be downloaded at their site - www.lavasoft.nu

      I searched their site. Where, pray tell, does it explicitly mention that it is effective against C-dilla (and SafeCast)? Others have told me that C-dilla actually writes something in you boot sector specifically to thwart programs of the type you mention.

      What is your connection with lavasoft?

    • Macrae sez:

      "What drives me crazy is the gall of Intuit to install a general copyright protection mechanism (C-dilla) on my system without asking me in advance. Intuit says to simply delete the directory if you want, but they don't tell you that the monitoring software remains running in the background anyway. I suppose it can be defeated, but nobody seems to know how to do that."

      C-dilla can easily be removed from your system using a free program called "Ad-Aware.exe"
      It can be downloaded at their site - www.lavasoft.nu

    • The C-dilla is really a bad initiative. And what Intuit is doing is to facilitate the distribution of this software. It's rather like the way Intuit forces you to install Internet Explorer 5.5 in order to use TT. But that's more benign and they tell you about it in advance. The C-dilla is part of an attempt on the part of Macrovision to secure a monopoly hold on the copyright protection monitoring market. Intuit is not the only company that distributes C-dilla behind the scenes.

    • I understand your point. They should have put something inside the box to let you know. Then, you'd have the opportunity to return it if you don't like it.

      Then again, it's the first year. I have a feeling you'll see changes next year.

      I just don't think it's the software equivilant of Saddam Hussein...

    • >> What does drive me crazy is the misinformation. That's the problem. If you have the facts and you still don't want to use their products, more power to you.

      What drives me crazy is the gall of Intuit to install a general copyright protection mechanism (C-dilla) on my system without asking me in advance. Intuit says to simply delete the directory if you want, but they don't tell you that the monitoring software remains running in the background anyway. I suppose it can be defeated, but nobody seems to know how to do that.

      The Macrovision/C-dilla software is general. It can monitor any software you have as long as the software has subscribed to the Macrovision protocol. This is not the same system the MS uses and it has a far greater scope. Also, Intuit probably got a financial incentive to distribute this software covertly as it did.

    • You're not reading buddy. Intuit said after October 16 the activation is turned off.

      Your problem solved.

    • You have to admit that the activation idea is stupid and will be quietly dropped in the near future.
      I do see a potential need to re-install the software the second time. Here is why. After filing my tax, I tend to save my tax file to a floppy or something. Just in case I need to access my tax file in the future (hope not), I will need to install the software on my by-then NEW computer.
      When I pay for a product I expect to gain full use of it, no ifs and or but about it.

    • >> That is NOT true. You can call them and they will reactivate it for you. You're spreading false information.

      Lot's of luck.

      >> Huh? What if you file a return for yourself and your kids? Or need two copies for your records? The fact is you can efile and print as many copies as you want from your activated PC.

      Ok, why not wait until you want to print or efile before activating. Why activate from the get-go?

      >> Come on. They're in business, not charity. You pay for the service. You can always do it by paper and pencil which is FREE. No offense but if you're a shareholder you wouldn't suggest they give anything away free. I hate that they do that on the web!

      Look, they encourage you to share the installation disk with anybody that wants it. If that isn't free distribution, I don't know what is. Again, the fee should be collected at the time the filing is made. And why not charge for each filing separately?

    • Xp makes you do it. As does many of the new MSFT products.

      I understand people's frustration because it's new. What's bothering me is not the discussion or that people disagree with it.

      What does drive me crazy is the misinformation. That's the problem. If you have the facts and you still don't want to use their products, more power to you.

    • No, at home W98, at work W2000.

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