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Old 12-19-00, 03:17 PM
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I very mean person in my household decided it would be fun to set parental protection on PowerDVD 2.55 to G. I can't watch Gladiator. Doh...

They say they forget the password, and were just testing to "see what it did"

I tried an uninstall, didn't seem to work.

There must be a file somewhere I can delete, or a document I can open in wordpad and find my pass.

Or am I screwed?

Old 12-19-00, 07:06 PM
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My guess is that it's a registry setting. I'm sure somebody here will know where it is.

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Old 12-20-00, 12:30 AM
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I'm on win95, I don't think that has regedit :/
Old 12-20-00, 12:34 AM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by BizRodian:
I'm on win95, I don't think that has regedit :/
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surprise, even windows 3.1 had a registry. yes, you do have it. But I do not know which key you need
Old 12-20-00, 03:59 AM
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I know it has a registry, but I don't think it has the program regedit. Which would let me edit the registry easily.
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regedit should be available in every Windows version since Win95. So, you should have it. Just type regedit in Run... and see what happens.
Old 12-20-00, 01:02 PM
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It can't find it.

In the help file is does talk about exporting the registry into a text document though.
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I think I found it. I created a user and used regedit to search for the User name I made up. You should find the entry in the Key found bellow. Don't delete the "Default" entry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Users

Update: I deleted the key for the user I made and it got rid of it. This should solve your problems.

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Old 12-20-00, 09:39 PM
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Sounds great, now all I need is regedit
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by BizRodian:
Sounds great, now all I need is regedit
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It should come with windows. If not you have a really wierd setup. Search download.com or hotfiles.com for some registry editing utillities.



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Old 12-21-00, 12:32 AM
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And deck the person who put the lock on in the first place.

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Old 12-22-00, 03:57 PM
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Incase you haven't fixed your problem yet, here is a the regedit executable from win95. Save it to your Windows directory and then run it. Hopefully you aren't missing any other files to run this correctly.

Regedit.exe

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Old 12-22-00, 06:01 PM
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Thanks very much. It worked. Woohoo!

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