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Changing from Pirate VBulletin to Registered one?

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  • Changing from Pirate VBulletin to Registered one?


    I have this problem that my system admin has apparently installed pirated
    version of VBulletin 3.6 on my server. I tought that VBulleting was a free
    script, but friend of mine told me it is not. Now i have the problem that i
    have very active VBulletin forum that is pirated, and i need to buy the
    product. How do i switch from the pirated version to real one? I could
    ofcourse use the pirated version and just buy the license, but i don't
    trust pirated software and i want the real thing.

    Do i just buy it and take backup of the old one, then just install the new
    one and restore back up or is there risks that the pirated one will give me
    bad back up? God damn, what a mess that guy left behind this is not the
    only software we were running illegally. In these days you can't trust
    anyone it seems.

    Also, we have been useing the pirate version for sometime, so should we
    contact someone and pay more for the already used time or how do i

    Please Advice


  • #2
    Purchase your valid license and upload the files over your existing files. If the version you download is newer than the one you have installed then run install/upgrade.php.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API


    • #3
      well if your using a pirated version, best thing to do is buy a licence ASAP! You'll be protected that way and you can get 100% support here on the forums, which is great! Especially when problems or issues arise, then you have someone to help you out


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