The Seedy Side Of Computing
Okay, here' goes.
Mikeshardware.com makes no impression
expressed or implied to copy any software illegally.
We recommend these methods to make archive backups of your legally
purchased software. Copying software that you don't own is illegal...
Really... It really is... really...
I'm probably going to get a lot
of mail about this, but this is the United States of America
and its a free country so far...
This section of MH is dedicated
to those who want to know how to get whatever you want pertaining
to whatever you want from this wide open frontier called the
Looking for free Music?
Naked pictures? Software? Serial Numbers to
Software? Off the shelf software without the shelf? Want
to know how to copy that copy protected game, music or DVD CD?
Then you found the place. If you really want to know about how
to get the really cool naked pictures or if you really want to
know if its possible for a human to ahh.. ahem... dance with
a eggplant, the internet awaits you.
You can get to lots of websites
that have naked ladies and gentlemen, but most pictures are pretty
tame when it comes to showing skin the way most people want it.
Most also track you with cookies and steal your surfing habits
and/or email address, worse, they'll get access to your data
on your computer because you OK'ed a download of a plugin to
your browser that can look at your hard drive contents. I even
heard that some nude theme websites are run by extreme religious
groups whose main objective is to get your name and address and
do things with it you wouldn't want done.
If you don't already have a newsreader
program then you need to download one. In the MH Free Downloads
section, we offer a few of these programs that you can try and
then later buy if you like them. Some you can keep trying because
they don't require payment unless you want to be nice.
Most of you already have a newsreader
right on your computer if you're running Windows 98, SE or Windows
2000. Its called Outlook
Express. OE can be configured to browse your newsgroups
with ease. If you have a internet connection then most likely
you have a newsgroup account.
I want to get...
Music, MP3's, Videos Electronic Books, Audio Books etc.
Serial Numbers to
Copying Store bought Music, Software, DVD and Playstation CD's
focusing on Limewire for obtaining software, one can enter in
any description on the Search box and then select Programs on
the type box and search away. You can find anything from simple
shareware to off the shelf program like Linux, Mac OS and Windows.
I even found somebody offering the Windows XP beta 2 on there.
He's nuts by the way because if Billy found out about that, his
cahoneys would be floating in Bill's lake outside his house.
Another method too is the NewsReader
software. Simply do a search for the name of the software you
wish to find.
managed to borrow that software CD from your friend without them
noticing it for a day or two so you can load it on your computer
and enjoy. As soon as you pop it in, you realize that you need
a Serial Number or a Code Number of some kind to load it. Your
friend probably has this tucked away in a file somewhere...
You download a piece of software
from a friend on the internet or through Limewire or other Gnutella
type download program. It too requires a Serial Number or Installation
Code to install it.
Where and how do you get one?
The good 'ol Internet.
Just go to any search engine
and type in phrases like this to find what you're looking for...
+"serial number" +"(Program
going to be directed to a few websites that aren't hosted by
your usual stiff-upper-lip providers if you know what I mean.
Most of these sites are hosted by college kids or hackers that
just loath the idea of paying for software. Don't bother bookmarking
these guys in your favorites cause chances are they won't be
there when you want to look that serial number again. The providers
they do get to host their websites offer sometimes tens of thousands
or passwords and serial numbers. As you can guess the ISP or
host then finds out what what's going on or they get complaints
from the legal department of the software companies to 'cease
and desist' so the cord gets cut. These guys are used to that
sort of thing and they'll have another site up somewhere else
in 48 hours. It gives a whole new meaning to War Games doesn't
Some of these site offer a 'Crack'
solution to fix the program to not ask for a password and sometimes
they just offer up a serial number for you to type in. By in
large, the serial number typed in directly is the safest way
to follow here folks.
The other way of 'Cracking' your
software is a bit more risky. A good part of the time these 'cracks'
are okay. But I've found that sometimes you get more than you
didn't pay for. Sometimes these dark alley trades are not what
is suggested and you download this little program that modifies
the program you want to use so it will work without paying for
it. It also can; put on a spyware program that downloads all
your financial data; watch everything you do, everything you
type, everything you email and so on. It could also be a Trojan
horse virus that can really mess you up. So tread lightly here
kids. Unless you know how to restore your system using Ghost,
you better be careful!
bought Music, Software, DVD and Playstation CD's
Software is VERY expensive. Most all software agreements (that
little piece of paper on the back of the jewel case or inside
the box that you throw away) say that they allow you to copy
it for personal archival purposes. Copying it sometimes is as
easy as scratching your ear with your elbow. This section is
devoted to helping you get it copied! Many software titles have
copy protection built into them, so then how do you copy them?
Isn't that interesting? They say you're allowed to copy it, but
they purposely copy protect it so you can't.
First, if you don't already have
one, you'll need a CDRW or CDR drive. If you don't have or don't
want one, find a friend or a service bureau that'll do it for
Once you have your Burner, get
a copy of BlindWrite or CloneCD. These are the two most popular
programs that allow you to copy software or most anything on
a CD. No, I haven't forgot about the floppies out there. If you
have a floppy disk that you'd like to archive (for the life of
me I don't know why) then try my old friend CopyQM.
It'll copy most anything on a floppy diskette. You can even make
a image file and store it on your computer for quick duplication
later. I use CopyQM to make copies of Boot Diskettes for Windows
98, ME and 2000.
Resources for copying stuff...
Software - BlindWrite
Websites - GameCopyWorld.com