SPSS/PC v2.0 key disk or image copy of key disk Buy? Borrow?

Discussion in 'SPSS' started by Art Kendall, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Art Kendall

    Art Kendall Guest

    I really need an SPSS/PC v2.0 key disk or exact image copy of one.
    This is the version for PC from 1988. We have the program up and
    running to the point where it will start up and ask for the key disk.
    The copy of the key disk I have does not work.

    I contacted SPSS and they do not have a copy to sell or lend me. They
    also said they would have no problem with my obtaining a copy elsewhere.

    My friend who is into hardware systems thinks that there is a good
    chance that an exact image (aka container) file of the key disk would
    work. DOS copy does not make an exact image copy, a program called
    RAWRITE will.
    If you have a machine with a 5.25 drive would you please send me an
    exact image copy of it? If your computer uses Windows, please use
    something like the free software at the link below to create an exact
    image of the key disk.
    then please zip the .fic file and email it to me.

    If your computer does not use windows, please let me know what OS it
    uses, and I'll find a version of *rawrite* for your operating system and
    send it to you.

    If you have difficulties getting an image copy of the key disk, would
    you be willing to send the disk itself to me?

    I would certainly reimburse you for shipping. I would also be willing
    to reimburse you for your time and send a security deposit pending my
    return of your disk if you need that.

    · Floppy Image Creator
    <http://www.fdos.org/ripcord/rawrite/flpimg141.zip> (Freeware v1.4.1,)

    "This program allows you to make an exact image of a floppy disk and
    save it to a file, and of course restore the image to disk when ever
    required. It is especially useful for making backups of system and/or
    boot disks. It will handle all the standard format floppys (IE: 360Kb
    5.25", 720Mb 3.5", 1.2Mb 5.25" and 1.44Mb 3.5"). You also have the
    option of including a description of the disk with the image."

    Finally, does anyone know of way to make SPSS/PC 2.0 work without the
    key disk?


    Art Kendall
    Social Research Consultants
    Art Kendall, Nov 25, 2007
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  2. Your best bet may be to contact the hacker groups who crack SPSS
    versions routinely, and ask them to do your v2.0. They seem to find
    all the latest versions very easy, and the security in 1988 was
    probably laughable.
    Mark Ebermann, Nov 26, 2007
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