Come come, it's not paying, it is a donation to the UKBEG charity where everyone wins. I wouldn't call giving to charity a piss take.
So, who is your mechanic? Is he speaking to me (I am the caretaker at ECMSPY)? I'll tell you that he isn't so address that with him please.
So, does it time out after a period of time? No it doesn't. The software is keyed to your machine, i.e. it takes data about your machine's configuration and creates a key. That key cannot be transferred from machine to machine, to stop copying and to ensure that donations are still received at the Emma Radford charity. Has your mechanic transferred ECMSpy to another machine? In cases like this I like to know the background before allowing a re-issue of the software for free, and I need to know the details to allow a second activation.
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