Lotus 1-2-3 v. 3.1 (DOS) copy protection ???

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Wed Oct 1 13:34:14 2003

At 02:10 PM 10/1/03 -0400, you wrote:
>It's been a while, so I may not be remembering this correctly. What I
>do remember was that the copy protection was such that Lotus 123 had to
>be installed onto a hard drive. At install time the program would do
>some characterization of the hard drive (maybe the computer, too) so
>that at run time it could tell if it was running from the hard drive it
>was installed on. At install time, if a successful install, it would
>decrement a counter on the floppy disk (which itself had some trick
>tracks on it). Seems like it gave you two installs, so the counter
>started at 2.

  I remember that but I don't remember which version had it. The books for
V3.1 don't say anything about it but that certainly doesn't mean that it
doesn't have it!

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