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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    Quote Originally Posted by lex View Post
    Acorn,

    Sorry to say, but this does not work. Xara updates itself in spite of this. What I have found partially effective, is to start the program using a command file like this:

    del /Q C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Xara\XtremePro\11\WebFi les\ENG\*.*
    nircmd exec2 max "C:\Program Files\Xara\Xara Designer Pro X11" "C:\Program Files\Xara\Xara Designer Pro X11\DesignerPro.exe"


    where the first line deletes the contents of the nag folder and the second line uses Nirsoft's Nircmd utility (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) to start Xara without a visible command window and in the folder specified before the EXE command line proper. To use this, change paths and filenames according to your own setup. In spite of this, the nag may show occasionnally, but keeps away most of the time.
    lex, great approach but rather drastic, don't you think @Xara?

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    Quote Originally Posted by acorn
    lex, great approach but rather drastic, don't you think @Xara?
    this thread on the subject was closed by Rob-Xar

    https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...369#post615369

    note his words [my emphasis in red] :

    I'm closing this thread. Point has been made and this is nothing we're in control of

    Magix are the issue here apparently, not Xara, and Rob gave contact details here:

    https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...217#post615217

    but I am inclined to think this issue will run... it makes a mockery of Xara's claim that the subscription model is transparent because you don't have to renew if you don't want to; and it is just plain rude
    Last edited by handrawn; Yesterday at 12:40 PM. Reason: hey freudian slip there :)
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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    this thread on the subject was closed by Rob-Xar

    https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...369#post615369
    note his words [my emphasis in red] :

    Magix are the issue here apparently, not Xara, and Rob gave contact details here:

    https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...217#post615217

    but I am inclined to think this issue will run... it makes a mockery of Xara's claim that the subscription model is transparent because you don't have to renew if you don't want to; and it is just plain rude
    Appreciate your coverage above. I took the liberty of emailing worthies in Magix once and as yet no-one has the guts to reply. Xara may be the lackey here but it is its reputation and its name on the product that is being panned, not Magix's. So Xara have a vested interest and we should nag until it is resolved.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    agreed

    i'm old fashioned - if i subcontract out i do not think that absolves me of responsibility - cop out
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