I pulled up the Scrivener beta and instead of the usual box saying “This Scrivener for Windows will expire on Monday, April 30, 2012,” I got a box that said something to the effect of: The trial for this software has expired, must buy a copy or put in serial number, etc. etc.
(I have a purchased, registered version of Scrivener in this same computer under another folder. The beta is in a folder called Scrivener Beta)
After that, the beta would not pull up, so I went to the purchased version of Scrivener and got a somewhat similar message, to the effect of: Scrivener has detected an expired version etc etc. put in your serial number, register, etc etc.
Luckily, I had my serial number in a text file in this particular computer so I put it in, and then Scrivener went online to verify. Afterward, both beta and purchased version pulled up without any issues.
A minor annoyance as I was at home and could retrieve my serial number, but would have been a major problem if I’d been out of town with my laptop.
I’d like to know what could have possibly caused this. Generally I use Scrivener on a daily basis, but was busy on a graphic project and hadn’t opened any Scrivener projects in about 3-days, but there were no Win updates in that time frame. I have not installed/uninstalled any programs or changed or re-installed my operating system in any way. I’m not having problems with other software, either.
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