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  1. You shouldn't have opted to pay for the renewal. I now realise it's nothing more than an irritation. Nothing happens if you ignore it. I've been getting the pop ups just this week but it happens quite regularly, They are very misleading as all you are being offered is automatic updates and free servicing. The product itself just continues working if you do nothing. Turn off automatic updates and ignore the pop-ups in future. I'm sure Windows will eventually get an update that prevents CC Pro working and you will have to decide then whether to subscribe or look for an alternative product but un
  2. @ Pheckphul since you say, that EULA is copied from the Internet and not your disc, it may be the one included with a downloaded version, not the physical disc installer. If you look way back to 27th November 2018 in this thread, you'll see my first post on this subject. I too bought the boxed version with unlimited installs. There is no EULA on the sealed box, or the disc, so it only became accessible after installing the product. Under EU or UK law, I would guess that wouldn't stand up in court but doubt it's ever been tested. Unfortunately, the only way to see your original EULA is to do a
  3. I haven't come across anything like that yet but it was because of a change in Windows that I had to switch from Windows Washer to CCleaner Pro in the first place. Windows Washer was actually discontinuied at that time because they said it would take too much work to update it to the new version. If CCleaner does get broken at some time in the future, I'll accept I've had good value for money so far but have to consider my options. Either downgrade to the free version, or consider something else but I would never consider taking out an annual subscription to any kind of software. I've never ne
  4. I wa going to reply with a smiley but you beat me to it
  5. I accept that. I mentioned earlier in this thread that I have other products on my PC that I have purchased multiple times over the years going back to the 1990's as new versions of Windows became incompatible. Fortunately there haven't been massive changes since Windows 7 launched. I can't think of a single product I have had that worked with Windows 7 but not with Windows 10. In fact some of the software I use every day was purchased when Windows XP was the latest version.
  6. I forgot to say it should go without saying that once you have installed an older version you certainly don't want to manually update to a newer version yourself even though you will get messages suggesting you do.
  7. I have posted a few times previously in this thread that the answer for me was to go to this page: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ and download the file which is the last version from last summer that works on an older version based licence. Then uninstall CCleaner but leave the .ini settings intact. Install the older version of CCleaner Pro and once it's ready, open it and IMMEDIATELY disable automatic updates. If you don't already know where you do that, look at your present version to see where it is in the settings. It's important that you can do this quickly as
  8. @Sonartech If you refer back to my post replying to yours on November 28 2018, showing pictures of my retail box, you can see there was no way to see the EULA before installing the software. In the case of a boxed version like mine, it was sealed, so completely impossible to view before purchase. I don't know at what stage the EULA becomes visible if you buy the product as an online download. I'm no lawyer but find it hard to see how an EULA that's only visible after purchase and installation can be valid and enforcible. However, I'm not too bothered. Even though I get pop ups saying my l
  9. Well, the discussion has been going on for over a year now and things may have changed more than once. The first time I needed to reinstall was when I built my current PC at the end of 2017 and discovered when I downloaded the latest version at that time that it would not accept my registration details and said they had expired. I used my original CD to reinstall, registered that instead, upgraded to the latest version and it kept working. A year later, I was informed my licence had expired and that's when I googled the problem and found this thread. It did continue to work though until last s
  10. I was going to write the following: "Be aware you cannot download and install the latest version from the CCleaner website and register it as the Professional version using your original serial number though. The latest versions are subscription type. You can install your original installation file if you still have it and register that, or you can go to https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/history/ and download a newer version that should still accept your original serial number. As I have posted previously, in my experience you're OK up to version 5.58.7209 which was published on Jun
  11. Yes I know it's a different issue but it's combined on the same pop-up. I also had email messages promoting the Black Friday promotion but that's not the point. I had at least two pop-ups................one yesterday and one today that advertised the Black Friday promotion but also claimed my License has expired, which it hasn't as I haven't updated to one of the versions that is a subscribed one. I'm still using a current version license.
  12. I just got the Black Friday/Expiry notice again. Two days running but the program does still seem to be working as normal. The automatic cleaning ran earlier. Screenshot attached.
  13. I got the pop up yesterday too so the issue hasn't been fixed.
  14. As I've posted several times in this thread: You can get all the old versions from Filehippo.com here: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/history/ The original version you bought should last forever but also much newer ones too. I found I can use all versions up to 5.58.7209. Anything later than that becomes a susbscription version. I bought mine a couple of years after you so you might have to experiment and settle for an earlier one, I don't know. Whichever version you can register though, just make sure to turn off automatic updfates and also decline any you are offered. That shou
  15. You can continue using the original version you bought in 2015 for as long as you like, so you might consider that to be a lifetime license but Piriform don't refer to it as such. They call it a version license. I've found I can use all versions up to 5.58.7209 on my original purchase license. If I update beyond that, it gets converted to an annual subscription version, which like you, I'm not willing to pay. So I've turned off auto updates and decline any offers of upgrading. Everything is working to my satisfaction including including prompts to clean my hard drive whenever CCleaner can save
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