just downloaded SR beta gives EXPIRED message when attempting to run

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mjphd

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I downloaded the SR 6.1 beta in mid Dec and ran from USB with no issue. Was truly impressed how fast. Found one drive with issues. New drive arrived today. Trying to run the beta, it gave me the EXPIRED message. Went to GRC, entered my serial number and got current version. Moved it to USB key, booted into DOS and running the version just downloaded gives the same EXPIRED message.

Any thoughts on what I may have done wrong? On the last podcast, Steve indicated he hadn't done updates. Any chance the version being pushed out is stale?
 
I'd like to know how the 6.1 beta was downloaded in December! ;)

That computer clock must've been set ahead to a time where it had advanced past the alpha stage, where it currently languishes... 🙂
 
I'd like to know how the 6.1 beta was downloaded in December! ;)

That computer clock must've been set ahead to a time where it had advanced past the alpha stage, where it currently languishes... 🙂
My mistake. I successfully used the Alpha version. It is impressive. Blisteringly fast in going through the drives I maintained using it.
 
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My mistake. I successfully used the Alpha version. It is impressive. Blisteringly fast in going through the drives I maintained using it.
I was just kidding, ya know -- thanks for not taking offense!

It was interesting reading your comment on 6.1's speed. I've run 6.1's alphas 4 & 8 on the same 250GB SATA drive and also ran it under 6.0. (Mode 2 in all instances.) I was expecting 6.1 to be faster, but the difference in run times wasn't significant. Didn't do a carefully controlled test, but the difference was about 10 minutes, as I recall.

I need to set up a test bed on a different machine where I can put 6.1 through its paces on several older drives that have been long-since taken out of service.