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RTSchramm
12-14-2012, 01:38 AM
I know a lot of you use Messiah Pro and I hate storing a it's key on a USB thumb drive because the USB drive always fails when I need it the most. So it would be nice if you could backup the text file that is generated by Messiah Pro 5, but just copying the key to another storage location doesn't work. The solution that worked for me was to backup my USB thumb drive with the Messiah Pro 5 key using Aronis TrueImage and then restoring the backuped image to another USB thumb drive. I now have two thumb drives with the same key that I tested and it works.

Note that you are violating copyright laws if you run two or more copies of Messiah Pro 5 at the same time enless you purchased two licenses.

Any imaging software should work, with the exception of Windows which wouldn't allow me to select a source other that the System and C drive.

UPDATE: You can also change the Volume name of the USB drive and the key still works.

Rich

Strider_X
12-15-2012, 07:19 PM
This is a good idea but, a problem arises when you connect a drive that is larger or smaller than your messiah licence image. Most imaging software do not allow the resizing of drives formatted in fat-16 or fat-32, which is how most USB drives are formatted.

A better way is to copy / backup your messiah licence drives volume ID / serial number and restore it to a drive that you wish to have the license.

Here's:
How to Find Serial Numbers for Hard Drives Via a Command Line (http://www.ehow.com/how_7466404_serial-drives-via-command-line.html)

How to change your volume serial number using VolumeID (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3487fpOdrfs)

VolumeID utility part of the Sysinternals Suite from Microsoft TechNet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062.aspx)

ianrthompson
12-16-2012, 11:32 AM
You could install on a USB using True Crypt, create a drive, install the key and then copy the drive file somewhere safe.

Titus
12-16-2012, 01:52 PM
I wasn't aware this was a problem. I bought two licences and their key (both downloaded from messiah site) are identical, AFAIK.

RTSchramm
12-19-2012, 07:20 AM
This is a good idea but, a problem arises when you connect a drive that is larger or smaller than your messiah licence image. Most imaging software do not allow the resizing of drives formatted in fat-16 or fat-32, which is how most USB drives are formatted.

A better way is to copy / backup your messiah licence drives volume ID / serial number and restore it to a drive that you wish to have the license.

Here's:
How to Find Serial Numbers for Hard Drives Via a Command Line (http://www.ehow.com/how_7466404_serial-drives-via-command-line.html)

How to change your volume serial number using VolumeID (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3487fpOdrfs)

VolumeID utility part of the Sysinternals Suite from Microsoft TechNet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062.aspx)


Yes, this method is much simpler and quicker.

Thanks for the tip.

Rich