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Unable to validate free License Key v3.2 and v3.1



I am trying to evaluate this software and so far no luck in getting it to go.

I installed v3.2 on a win10 machine. The validation was fine but would not communicate with my camera E0S20D. Then I found out that I was using 64 bit version of Win10. So I installed VirtualBox with Win10 32bit and tried the software. I installed v3.2 again and validated it but no communication with my camera EOS20D. Then, I went back to my workhorse winXP box and tried to install  BYE v3.2 and failed. The registration application is not 32-bit. I went back to the website and downloaded v3.1. The install was fine but I can't validate the software with the key anymore.

I am not having any luck with this software. Can you help?

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When the 20D was released, Windows did not have a low-level driver for the camera and Canon dropped support for the 20D before Windows 10 was released. 

The CD that came with the camera may have a driver that was designed to install on Windows XP. That is the latest driver for the camera and if you can find it and get it to install on your 32-bit Windows 10 VM, it may work\, but the configuration is definitely unsupported.

Also, as the admins/authors have previously stated, versions of Windows prior to Windows 8 (including XP, Vista, and 7) are no longer supported.

Not sure what you mean by "The registration application is not 32-bit." Do you mean the installer? If you installed 3.2 on your Windows 10 VM then it would seem that the installer is 32-bit. Certainly BYE is a 32-bit program.

It may be that you exceeded the allowed number of validation attempts. This is in place to prevent pirating of the software. Only the admins can help.

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The fact you can't validate anymore is not related, a trial can be validated up to 15 times in a 30-day period.  I only see 2 validations on the server.

Installing Win 32 bits on a Win 64 bits host OS will not work in most cases... the host PC may have to recognize the camera first before passing it along to the VM.  Newer technologies may be able to bypass this, it's been too long since I've used VMs.

At the end of the day, it may be less painful to purchase a used (more recent) camera and do without all of that.  Anything from 450D (from 2008) will work on Win10 64 or 32 bits, and you'll get live view and the ability to take bulb images without a serial cable.  Well worth the $200'ish for an old camera body.

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