WINRAR 3.51 Free Sunday July 30th 2006


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LOC

They should have anticipated this. It used to be called Slashdot effect, but now with sites like digg, del.ico and neowin, sites dont stand a chance if they happen to creep into one of these vortex of bandwidth suckage. Me im a 7z user and only use rar once in a while to extract some rare rar files.

Funny thing is this thread got not only Digged but Slashdotted (I think) and pasted all over del.ic.ious. Heh.

I agree, they should have forseen this sort of demand. Any company in this day and age especially with Digg around that doesn't plan ahead for something like this, is just asking for a meltdown. :|

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Brodel

This is what I have, and i've done a couple of refresh to be sure :

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Welcome to win-rar.com

Due to technical problems this site is offline untill 0:00h (CET) on July 30th, 2006.

If you wish to purchase a full WinRAR license which gives you all updates and upgrades for free, please use the following link:

Click here

If you need further information on the product we recommend you to visit rarlab.com.

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Yea, I get that too. Isn't it pretty much saying it's free, but the site will be down for the whole day so you can't get it? :wacko:

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Xyphus

Bummer... I was really looking forward to getting myself a copy of WinRAR... I really like the program...

:(

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Angel Blue01

Why does it say that this is valid on Sunday July 28th only? Sunday is the 30th. :p

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AQUaDeX

After this, I officially think WinRAR sucks, I used to like it but they're basically abusing a marketing stunt that doesn't even work, I'm not going to buy WinRAR (I was planning to), I'm switching...

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MiamiGuy

Perhaps we have been tricked. :o I guess I'll stick with 7zip. :)

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1WayJonny

Well this is to help everyone here as i foudn form the DIGG story AquaDEX posted

its the same reg for everyone who got accepted so i doubt this would a be illegal

RAR registration data

PCA Special Offer

Version: 3.51

UID=********************

removed so neowin dosent get mad will post back if its ok to post public key, but if not you should digg for it;)

its not personalized same key and all ...

so i doubt neowin would would have a problem with it

so know you dont have to feel all bumbed out its a public key...

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sdb815

Got mine after a couple of tries. Just be patient. I will try this out, but it's going to be hard to replace 7-Zip on my computer. :D

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MiamiGuy

Well this is to help everyone here as i foudn form the DIGG story AquaDEX posted

its the same reg for everyone who got accepted so i doubt this would a be illegal...

Yeah but don't you still need to download that specific winrar or can you use that in the 3.51 in rarlab?

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sdb815

Yeah but don't you still need to download that specific winrar or can you use that in the 3.51 in rarlab?

No, it's the same file on the rarlabs.com site.

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SMELTN

wow site still down..

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AQUaDeX

No, it's the same file on the rarlabs.com site.

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Ethere

That's too bad. I was looking forward to this day. :(

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Stonkwell Bogtrotter

Actually no, as far as I know if you buy WinRAR you get a version with the key embedded...

Found on the original Digg of the Neowin post... (http://www.digg.com/software/WinRAR_to_be_..._Sunday_July_30)

http://eazyshare.net/files/1376/wrar351.le...ecial.offer.exe

Thankyou. That's that sorted then.

Got the key from a post above and got the file from you. (Y) No need to goto Winrar now (Y)(Y)(Y)

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MiamiGuy

That exe doesn't even need a key. It's already registered as Special Offer Version.

Thank You! :)

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BlueFlame

Got my free copy, thanks. :)

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Stonkwell Bogtrotter

That exe doesn't even need a key. It's already registered as Special Offer Version.

Even better (Y)

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alpha_omega

I'm not so sure if that's allowed... :shiftyninja:

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tehmemories

Got my copy!

Have you got yours?

:p

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AQUaDeX

I'm not so sure if that's allowed... :shiftyninja:

Well if it's not allowed mods are free to remove the file link, but here I come 7-Zip...

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raindrop

Just got my free copy: rarkey.rar

it took me so many times until I was able to complete the form and get the free copy

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pjak

wrar351.legal.special.offer.exe from http://eazyshare.net/files

that file appears to be fake (like the corporate version).

EDIT: while it might not matter using it would still be illegal!

You should download the rarkey.rar from this link (http://www.win-rar.com/bestoverallutility/download.php) you get in email (has an unique id also) after registering at http://www.win-rar.com/bestoverallutility/

be patient and keep trying it does work eventually. click submit, wait 10 seconds, check email then repeat until you receive your download link (only works twice). I got my email after 9 trys (but it took about 15 retrys to get to the form).

Use your key file (inside rarkey.rar) with official WinRAR 3.51 from http://www.rarlabs.com/rar/wrar351.exe only!!

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AQUaDeX

that file appears to be fake (like the corporate version).

You should download the rarkey.rar from this link (http://www.win-rar.com/bestoverallutility/download.php) you get in email (has an unique id also) after registering at http://www.win-rar.com/bestoverallutility/

be patient and keep trying it does work eventually. click submit, wait 10 seconds, check email then repeat until you receive your download link (only works twice). I got the email my email after 9 trys.

Use your key file (rarkey.rar) with official WinRAR 3.51 from http://www.rarlabs.com/rar/wrar351.exe only!!

Ooo thanks, I have removed the link, but it doesn't really matter it doesn't seem to have any virus or anything.

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