It's impossible to use it for more than the alotted hours because when the number of hours is used up it no longer works. Now my husband is very skilled at everything from programming to hardware assembling and could probably, if he so desired, "fix it" to work for a longer period of time. But there is really no reason for him to do so because not only would that be totally against our moral beliefs but it would take more time than simply buying another trial copy of the disc. So in answer to your question...no, we haven't. It has it's own clock that keeps track of all of the hours your computer is on. But I think, if it bothers you quite as much as it seems to that you might just want to look into buying the standard edition of the actual program, which I believe is about $40.00. That way your consience isn't bugging you about whether or not it is right, because you will own it. Be blessed!! Wind to thy wings, Winter ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.