PDW Setup Package that Includes Registration Key Request

Category:
Miscellaneous
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Author:
Behrooz Sangani

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
In this project, I modified the VB default SETUP1.exe so that the installer asks end users to provide a registration key. The end users have to provide their PC ID generated from their HD serial number to get a reg key so the setup will never run on two PCs with the same reg key. The unzipped setup1.exe file is only 32 kb bigger than the original version.

This is also a good illustration of how to modify setup1 to create a custom setup package. The readme file guides you through the process.

Included is a KeyGen project that generates registration keys for users and saves them in a database for future reference. You can use this to track all registered users.

Review the readme file for usage instructions.


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download bsetup.zip