I just downloaded Dark Age of Camelot (I don't expect many people would have heard of it) but I can't complete the registration part so I can play the game (it's an MMORPG). The problem is, is that I have to type in some credit card details but my Dad doesn't trust my computer (it may have a trojan). I'm 99.9% sure the only way to register is through the game client. The only "safe" computer I have access to is a Windows 98. I was thinking of compressing all the game files, burning them to a CD and put them on the safe computer and then complete the registration. Would that work? And do you think I just burn the new files (that might be changed or added after registration) to a CD and put them back on my good computer?
This may or may not work. It depends on the regestration type.
If the regrestration gives you a CD-Key at the end of the regestration, then, yes, you ought to be able to regester from one computer, and use the CD-Key on another.
But, if the regestration is unlocking a file in the game, then you won't be able to regester on one computer, and play on another.
One way to rid your computure of the possible Trojan Horse, would be to refromat the hard drive, and reinstall Windows. That's the only way that you can be 100% certian that your computer has no viruses/spyware.
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16th January 2004
I'd suggest contacting their tech support departement to ask if that's safe, possible, and legal. They'd be the ones to know.
I had to type in a CD key during installation (it was on their website) Can you tell me more about reformatting the hard drive and reinstall windows? I don't know alot about PCs
The best way I find is to boot Windows into Dos (by pressing F8? before you get to the "Starting Windows" screen) then format the C: (or what ever the Windows folder resides on) from the dos prompt. After the format is complete restart your PC, go into the Bios (F1 near the very start of the boot sequence) and change the boot settings to CD-ROM Drive first, I cant remember which section thats under but its easy to find. Put in the Windows CD in before you exit Bios and let it boot up. It should then go through the installation steps. I would really suggest you get someone who knows what their doing however and backup any files you need before you format. Have you tried a virus scanner??? That would be the easiest solution... you can download a free virus scanner from here - http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5
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I had a couple of questions. Is your computer the only one you have access to? Was Windows98 pre-installed before you bought it? troylawson