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Old 01-27-2017, 08:04 AM   #1
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Keeps prompting for serial

I have Marine Aquarium 3 and have set up a shortcut on my desktop to MarineAquarium3.scr. Every so often when I launch it it will prompt for my serial number and I have to paste it in. Is there any way I can get around this annoying issue?
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:52 PM   #2
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Me too!

This happens to me too! I have it set always as my screensaver, but ill notice sometimes my screensaver is set to none, and i go to change it back to marine aquarium and it wants my activation code again. Weird.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:32 AM   #3
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Hi, I keep getting prompted to enter my keycode about once a week, running Windows 10 with Serene Screen 3.3, can you help with this? I read through the posts on this but can't figure out exactly what to do.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:52 PM   #4
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It seems like we found the cause and fix for this a couple of years ago, but I don't remember what it was. (It's been a rough couple of years but I'm starting to get back to normal now.)
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:17 PM   #5
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A while ago (maybe a year or more) there was a thread that was getting a lot of replies from users who was having the same problem, including me. Some were saying it happened after the Microsoft monthly updates and others like me have it happen randomly. I just gave up and now have a MS word document with the keycode to copy and past it into MA3 when it disappears.

Anyway, Edger from Prolific posted what he thought was a way to fix the issue but never did any kind of follow-up with posters and it was never integrated into a newer version for download as was requested. Users should not have to go through these steps even if it does fix the issue. I have never tried the fix, so I can't verify if it works. Many users just gave up. Below is the text/instructions that Edgar posted in that thread:

From Edgar of Prolific.

To those who are having problem of needing to reenter the keycode please try the following:

1. Make a copy of MarineAquarium3.scr into another folder and rename it MarineAquarium3.exe.
2. Uninstall "Marine Aquarium 3"
3. Reinstall "Marine Aquarium 3"
4. Now right click on the MarineAquarium3.exe that copied earlier and select "Run as administrator"
5. It should ask for the keycode because you have uninstalled it.
6. Enter a valid keycode and make sure it is not a pirated keycode.

Let me know if this fixes your problems.

In a follow-up post someone made the comment below:

"I think Edgar wants you to find MarineAquarium3.scr in your Windows/Systm32 folder".
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response Harris!! I too have given up and just copy and paste my keycode from a Word Document. I did find that same post a couple of months ago and tried Edgar's solution but not sure if I did it correctly as it did not solve the problem. I was hoping maybe there was a newer fix with a new download of the program, but guess not. Thank you for the info though, really appreciate it!!
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