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andyafro
08-31-2007, 09:56 PM
hi everyone,
i am in the middle of buying some books from fictionwise, i am at the paypal bit and havre noticed that the format is a secure microsoft reader format, if i buy them can i convert them with book designer

i know you can convert lit files easy with BD but its the secure bit that worries me dont want to pay out for books that i can't convert

does anyone know?

Nate the great
08-31-2007, 09:58 PM
You need this to strip the DRM:

http://www.convertlit.com/

andyafro
08-31-2007, 10:05 PM
ok i got that far bought the books i have ms reader on my pc but i cannot download my books because it says

NOTE: You must use IE (Microsoft Internet Explorer) to activate and download your eBooks.

have i got an old version of ms reader or is there something im not doing

JSWolf
08-31-2007, 10:16 PM
ok i got that far bought the books i have ms reader on my pc but i cannot download my books because it says

NOTE: You must use IE (Microsoft Internet Explorer) to activate and download your eBooks.

have i got an old version of ms reader or is there something im not doing

Why activate Microsoft Reader?
Many publishers require the highest level of copy protection for their eBooks. Content secured at the Owner Exclusive level requires that you activate your Microsoft Reader before you can purchase these eBooks.
Similar to a bank activation of a credit card, you need to activate Microsoft Reader before you can purchase and read eBooks that are packaged for secure distribution.
Activation is a one-time, one-click process that adds additional software to the Microsoft Reader on your computer. To activate your Microsoft Reader, first obtain a Microsoft Passport account. If you don’t already have a Passport account, the Web site prompts you to create one.

What activation does
Activation associates your Microsoft Passport account with the specific copy of Microsoft Reader on your computer. The activation process downloads a software module to your computer’s memory unique to you and your computer. This software module also uses your Microsoft Passport account number and other information unique to your computer, to protect eBook titles against unauthorized copying.
During the activation process you will download an Activation Certificate. This certificate is a hidden file, which certifies that your copy of the Microsoft Reader can view protected content. It provides you with access to eBook titles that have copy protection for distribution.
The Activation Certificate is encrypted for your own privacy and is only used when you attempt to purchase or download copy-protected titles.

To activate your computer
You must have Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or later to activate your computer.
To begin activation, point your desktop browser to http://www.microsoft.com/Reader/update and log in with your Passport sign-in name (any Microsoft HotmailŽ, MSNŽ account will do). Then, click Activate.
When activation is complete, the browser displays the message: “Activation components have been successfully downloaded to your computer and are being installed.”

Information collected
When you begin the Activation process, Microsoft Reader first checks to see if you are signed in on Microsoft Passport. Once you are signed in, Microsoft Reader collects unique information about your computer and sends it to a Microsoft Activation Server. The following information is transmitted, but remains secure to ensure your privacy:
A Hardware Identification code, computed using serial numbers and other information unique to your computer.
The version of your operating system (Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows CE, and so forth)
Your Passport account number
You do need to activate MS Reader before you can download DRM laden LIT files.

andyafro
08-31-2007, 10:24 PM
i couldn't downlaod because i am running vista you have to run IE as an administrator

got them now, now for the convert, my clit or clit 18 that im supposed to use doesnt seem to work a black screen just pops up quick and then go's away

i will try the convert lit see how it go's

Thanks for your help

JSWolf
08-31-2007, 10:27 PM
i couldn't downlaod because i am running vista you have to run IE as an administrator

got them now, now for the convert, my clit or clit 18 that im supposed to use doesnt seem to work a black screen just pops up quick and then go's away

i will try the convert lit see how it go's

Thanks for your help
CLIT 1.8 is a command line program.

andyafro
08-31-2007, 10:54 PM
i finally figured it out thanks guys and its well easy

do you think there will be a lrf one soon that would be good

moral of the story is always read the instructions first

dont usually buy books got so many to read but god there are loads out there i want i just bought 20 books in lit format now i know how to comvert

thanks

JSWolf
08-31-2007, 10:58 PM
Good job Andy. You'll find converting to LRF quite easy. And now you have even more books open to you then what Connect sells.