Beringer Associates Technology Blog
Every wish you could reinstall your Giveaway of The Day applications again, after “the day” you downloaded them? Thanks to a GAOTD Setup Keeper, you can.
If you’re not already on the daily email list, go to http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ and sign up for the daily email. The daily giveaway will be one of a huge variety of useful software items that you may not have ever heard about. These are applications from publishers who offer a free installation of their product, but each is only downloadable for a single day.
GAOTD Setup Keeper allows the user to install the program of the day when downloaded, and then a special configuration is saved on your computer so you can install the program again later on.
You can download GAOTD Setup Keeper here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gaotdsetupkeep/ Follow the installation instructions carefully, especially related to the “missing” DLL files that you may need to install.
Once you install GAOTD Setup Keeper, you use its connection with the Giveaway of the Day site, to get the day’s giveaway, and then use it to complete the installation process. The setup configures the special registry entry that allows you to reinstall the application at a later time.
The lesson here — it IS ok, and possible, to keep things past the expiration date!