Recently I wanted to scan a few of my urgent documents and I tried to connect my old Epson scanner to the laptop. Then I understood that I have been using the scanner on my old desktop computer which was running on windows xp, and it no longer supports my current version of windows in my laptop (Window 7) actually there was no driver available for windows 7 64 bit from Epson
So I had to get the help of Google, and I found this Software “Vuescan Professional Edition 9.2.”. It looked fine and it was just only around 08 MB. So I downloaded it and opened and scanned the document. Everything worked very fine until I found that it was an unregistered version and I have to buy it for USD 39 from the creators. They place a watermark in the output image until you buy the original software, which makes the entire image useless. Actually I was not in a position to buy that it at that moment since I was just in a hurry to get the documents get scanned (because I would have get the job done by a local shop for a very low amount). So I looked around for a temporary solution and I found some sites which offer Serial numbers for this particular application. So I tried them with the software and the keys were recognized as valid, but still the watermark was there as it is. (No, just somewhat different :D actually the number of watermarks got reduced to four.) But still the image was useless.
I tried the serial numbers just to test the software, whether I could get the job done since it was just a single document, but it didn't work as I expected. I think the results would have been same even if I have bought the software.
I do not recommend or suggest you to use pirated or cracked software. Always try to buy the original software. But still it is very important that you review about the software or the product before you actually buy it.
This was a good experience for me. I was thinking what I would feel if I have bought this. It was not really working as I expected. The serial keys I used were apparently OK or valid since the application identified them.
Please share your ideas if you ever had any experience like this……It will be useful for others J