and License Keys
What is a license
If you decide
to use our product, you simply "unlock"
the trial version by entering your license key at
the opening "nag" screen. The
software is fully functional while locked, but you
will always get the nag screen reminding you that
you are in the trial mode. Legally, you
should purchase a key if you decide to use the
How do I get a
You get a
license key when you register – or purchase –
one. Please see our Products
section for purchase information.
What does a
license key entitle me to?
If you own a
personal license key,
then you may "unlock" the product on any
number of machines, home or office, on any
supported operating system and after any number of
upgrades, for personal use, as long as you own the
key. However, others may not use your key.
If you use a site
as long as you are retained by the site, you may
use the software at home or at the office.
However, after you are no longer retained by that
site, you must stop using the software at home.
I lost my license
key. What now?
Oops! E-Mail us
with the name, address, and the e-mail you used to
register the software. (And the registration name
if you know it.) We can hook you back
up. Now might be a good time to remind you to
please keep a record of keys, passwords, etc. for all
your software. And don't forget that computers
Why is Compress
2000 cheaper than the competition?
We don't feel
cheaper! And we insist on creating the
highest-quality software. We use cost-saving
measures like internet distribution and an
internet store-front. Also, software
production tools have increased in power and
decreased in expense. Perhaps the question
should be why the competition is so expensive!
Will you support
compression formats such as ACE and RAR?
We feel an accurate
estimate of the number of files archived/compressed
with either ZIP or TAR (including TGZ) is about
99%. There is a good reason. More formats
means more user confusion when you provide an
archive. It also means our program will be more
complex and have a higher costs and program size, and
possibly slower code.
and TAR/TGZ use the best compression technology
known. Other formats offer subtle trade-offs
that are not worthwhile in our opinion. (See our
We hope to take a stand against spreading confusion
with too many formats!
there is no plan to include all the other formats, but
let us know
if it is important to you. (Note that some other
utilities don't really support these formats either,
because they require you to buy another program,
Do you have
discounts for corporations or bulk purchases?
out our purchase