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#48526 02/14/05 01:35 PM
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Is anyone having difficulty using the 05 NEC on CD??

swapping the disk from computer to computer or re launching on the same computer.

Just curious

Charlie

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I have not bought it yet, Mike Holt stopped selling them because the NFPA intentionally made the CD-ROM in a way that it can not be installed on a hard drive.

If you look at the licensing agreement (we all do that right?) it does not allow it to be run on more than one PC.

I will try to find the info Mike gave out.


Bob Badger
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#48528 02/14/05 01:59 PM
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Heres a link where we talked about it.

http://www.mikeholt.com/codeforum/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=005287#000000


Bob Badger
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#48529 02/14/05 02:10 PM
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Here is the thread I was thinking of.

It also presents a work around that will cost you money.

http://www.mikeholt.com/codeforum/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=005667#000000


Bob Badger
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#48530 02/14/05 02:42 PM
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The more I read these threads the more I think all of these trade/code organizations are simply scams. How much do these weasels make?
We have millionaires squeezing tradesmen out of a day's pay or more for a book that is in effect a public law.
It costs me close to $1000 last year to keep up with all the books, classes, member dues, fees, taxes and other expenses necessary to keep my license up. I made exactly $0 in 2004 but I don't want to let this stuff lapse in case I do want to go back to work.


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#48531 02/14/05 02:45 PM
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BTW I have always resisted it but I may start looking on the warez newsgroups for a "cracked" version of the handbook.
I know there was a 2002 version floating around but I had already sent my pound of flesh into IAEI for mine so I didn't pursue it.


Greg Fretwell
#48532 02/14/05 03:10 PM
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Thanks to all

I'm having the same issues.

Charlie

#48533 02/14/05 08:56 PM
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While in Anaheim, CA this week at the Electric West show an NFPA employee said that the 2005 NEC CD will be replaced with one that will allow loading onto 2 machines only.


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
#48534 02/15/05 02:19 PM
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Joe the next time you go west coast TAKE ME!!

I will try Joe Sheen or Jeff and follow up on the CD issue. There sales department didn't know anything about it 2 weeks ago

Thanks again

Charlie

#48535 02/15/05 07:25 PM
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Charlie:

I will travel to Denver, Kansas, and Palm Springs, CA starting next week, and through the end of the month and into the first week in March.

PS: Have you tried the "export" function from the NEC CD?

Members of the NFPA can see the entire 2005 NEC as a "Real-Read" document.


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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