keygens what are they?

  [DELETED] 12:31 11 Aug 2003
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I recently downloaded a item of software which came with a keygen.After putting a name into the diologue box,then clicking generate,nothing happened.can anyone explain what this keygen does,and how do you get it to activate the piece of software.

  [DELETED] 12:36 11 Aug 2003

Keygens are key generators. Its a piece of software that writes a key so that a program can be installed. Where did you download from? warez sites are full of KG's and they are basically cracks. You would not need a keygen from a legit download

  [DELETED] 12:37 11 Aug 2003

Its a secret, known only to people who use illegally obtained software.

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