First off, hi everyone. I am new to this site, actually because I found it doing a search for SafeDisc, and of course, I need help!
OK, here is the situation. I bought a math program for school called MatLab (don't know if anyone is familiar, but it is required by the engineering dept at my school). Unfortunately, the student version of Matlab has this silly "security" device that forces you to have the Document CD (where all the manuals are) in the CD-Rom when you start the program. After that, you can take out the disc, so it is not needed to actually run the program. This would not really be a big deal other than it is annoying, except for the fact that I want to install the software on my laptop, which I take to class regularly so I have removed the CD-rom to make room for a second battery. Now this stupid MatLab program is trying to make me carry around my CD-Rom and CD and switch out my battery when I want to use their dinky-ass software. Now you see how annoying this "security" device is!
So, bottom line, what can I do to get around it? I was going to just copy the CD to a partition on my hard drive and install from there, but it will not let me copy the CD. I found out from the MathWorks website that it is copy protected with SafeDisc (not sure of the version). I contacted MathWorks and explained my situation and they pretty much told me that they would not help me, so now it is war! I just paid $100 for this software that I hate anyways, and I can't use it on my machine without reconfiguring just because they are anal about someone stealing it. I mean, get real, if I was going to STEAL math software, I'd go for Mathmatica or MathCAD!
(please disreguard my bad attitude, I'm just a little PO'd right now!)