thx 4 the info, I know about astalavista. Stavros is right on the previous releases. so I expect someone will come out with a working crack soon. To answer your question about what is so great about clonecd, It is the only program that has allowed me to successfully burn the cd's I want. I bet your the kind of person who is content with copying a crack into the game directory to play a game, I on the other hand like to install games or appz WITHOUT having to copy a cracked exe to the directory. Clonecd is the only program that has allowed me to copy a cd in this fashion protected or not I always get good WORKING copies. I previously paid for the program, but due to many crashes and reinstalls i lost my info. Clonecd RULEZ!