I have a design program that runs our cutters in the shop. We own a legit version of the software.
The software's registration code is attached to a hardware ID#. We had to clone the hard-drive because it was failing. In the process the hardware ID# changed so our registration was DE-activated. We can no longer run our plotters / cutters.
We called the company and they stopped supporting the software 8 years ago and no longer have the ability to make new registration codes. The program will run on windows 98, 2k, Millenium and XP. All I know is its 16-bit. Its about 17 years old.