Registering WinRAR in 2021: How Far Back Does It Work?

12 feb. 2021
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"Nobody registers WinRAR." So let's register WinRAR! It's notorious for its infinite 40-day trial so I've been curious what activating it is actually like. I also wonder how old of a version of WinRAR can be activated using a 2021 registration key! Let's find out with Windows XP, 98, 95...
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  • I recently bought winrar, and honestly, i dont regret it. I like it, and they are nice enough to not limit it back down when the timer's up, so i wanted to reward that

    nem tudomnem tudomAcum 23 minute
  • key gen for this program also works v easy but no purchase

    Clarke FLClarke FLAcum 8 ore
  • You could have feed 3 kids in africa with that money or feed me 1 week 😂😂😂😂😂

    Sase The RiftmakerSase The RiftmakerAcum 9 ore
  • Did you got the idea from 2clickphipip?

  • did you get the disc?

    Mint MagMint MagAcum 10 ore
  • I used to use 7zip as my main archive but then I switched back to winrar when I got a little more serious about compressing my own files

    Mint MagMint MagAcum 11 ore
  • What about winace?

    Hardcore GamerHardcore GamerAcum 11 ore
  • 7 zip sucks since you can't copy + paste files in / out of it. You can with winrar.

    Mr. Reinterpret CastMr. Reinterpret CastAcum 11 ore
  • I never understood why it had a "trial" period that never ended

    voteZDLRvoteZDLRAcum 12 ore
  • Fuk this guy is funny haha

    DazzleGazzaDazzleGazzaAcum 13 ore
  • Awesome game collection on that WindowsXP PC. And the login or startup sounds on older Windows editions are way better. Eargasm.

    Peter PetersonPeter PetersonAcum 14 ore
  • >Needs to fast forward time >Sets date to 4/20/21

    Konyac EntertainmentKonyac EntertainmentAcum 15 ore
  • That Windows 95 startup sound just got me into that nostalgic 90’s vibe! edit: and that wall screen saver too!

    Wilian Sant'AnaWilian Sant'AnaAcum 22 ore
  • post office I think still have media mailing rates. Does not include thumb drives!

    rick wrick wAcum 23 ore
  • so, does winrar check whether it contains a rarreg.key file each time an archive file is opened?

    s2ms10iks2ms10ikAcum o Zi
  • So like, you could've used a Virtual Machine and saved yourself the trouble, but I'm not complaining. This was interesting

    Kyle MatthewsKyle MatthewsAcum o Zi
  • Thank you. I'd been wondering whether it would *only* be useful for legally creating redistributable RAR and CBR files for my test suites if I paid for a license or whether I could kill two birds with one stone by letting my retro-hobby PC be the device to create them. (Because I too was computing at that age when we all went through a period after 32-bit WinZIP and before 7-Zip.)

    ssokolowssokolowAcum o Zi
  • When you booted Windows 95, the opening sounds played and I saw the NFS 2 SE icon on the desktop it hit real hard.

    Eddie DeyzelEddie DeyzelAcum o Zi
  • This explains the extraordinary increase of WinRar's revenue in the last days...

    Thiago PereiraThiago PereiraAcum o Zi
  • I heard the registered version compresses anything everything down to 29kB.

    eyesontheyeyesontheyAcum o Zi
  • A license is $25.. Are you kidding. You can buy overwatch on G2A for $12.

    Cameron ConnellCameron ConnellAcum o Zi
  • WinRAR employee to a newbie: - so your job is to check this page to see if any orders come through - _what if an order does come through_ ? - Dont be ridiculuos - _because i see a "Cliff" guy who just bought one and a cd - what? I dont really know what to do *phones supervisor* Supervisor: what? Someone actually did it? Thats a joke some guy from development sneaked in.... well, i've got no clue...

    Fred latin MedicFred latin MedicAcum o Zi
  • Thank you for documenting this so that it isn't lost to future generation.

    Sandy RossSandy RossAcum 2 Zile
  • I wonder how many people are going register their copy of WinRAR after watching this video. I just did. Can't wait to get the CD.

    Aleatha VogelAleatha VogelAcum 2 Zile
  • Can't say I use that, but It's so rare that I even open files that need it and I wouldn't blame others for using a few times in a year without paying. Now if you make money with your computer and use it frequently, then you should pay for it.

    Sean O'RourkeSean O'RourkeAcum 2 Zile
  • "Patreon model before patreon"

    el kyubiel kyubiAcum 2 Zile
  • Let’s go registering!

    James BernaldJames BernaldAcum 2 Zile
  • Oh man that legendary software

    Thành TrầnThành TrầnAcum 2 Zile
  • winrar more like open donation software to me

    Harrier RexHarrier RexAcum 2 Zile
  • Crack help

    Евгений ТыжновЕвгений ТыжновAcum 2 Zile
  • used winrar for more than 10 years, now i switched to 7zip.

    HillHillAcum 2 Zile
  • While I have long since forgotten what version of Windows... I do remember when the nag screen became standard... it was frustrating because the previous version never nagged you. SO I was really bothered by that... which in hindsight is funny since I never paid for it. But as you stated we all got used to putting up with the nag screen for the free software. Good video!

    Steven MannSteven MannAcum 2 Zile
  • Did just we seen Clint ascend too far from memes legit buying WinRAR license? Damn dude, this 2021 is weird as hell

    DragsterDragsterAcum 2 Zile
  • Does it count for 2.0 if you "found" the key online?

    Roland KatsuragiRoland KatsuragiAcum 2 Zile
  • I was born in 94' my first clear memory and first foreign name I can remember is IGOR PAVLOV 😂

    matt mattmatt mattAcum 3 Zile
  • What's with all the 420 references in this video?

    Cormac _Cormac _Acum 3 Zile
  • 6:44 Midtown Madness!

    MidtownMadness1MidtownMadness1Acum 3 Zile
  • One superpower WinRAR has that 7zip doesn't: On the fly encoding selection. Very useful if you often get files from China or Japan, who have several official encodings. With 7-zip, you'll have to change the settings on Windows.

    Pandu POLUANPandu POLUANAcum 3 Zile
  • Stop saying RAR

    L Train45L Train45Acum 3 Zile
  • I still use this? Am I supposed to use something else more current?

    OneMinuteFixedOneMinuteFixedAcum 3 Zile
  • I don't get why people say that no one ever had a paid copy of WinRAR because I had one back in 2010 when they hosted a giveaway. It was in German but all you need to do is fill in the name and email and you would receive the rarkey link via email. And that key worked from version 3 all the way till 5.12 or something. I turned to Bandizip after but from this video I am confident that the key probably works for WinRAR 6.00 as well.

    RuinAngelRuinAngelAcum 3 Zile
  • personally i like winrar over 7zip a million times

    luca g.lisickzaluca g.lisickzaAcum 3 Zile
  • Many years ago I won a giveaway for a legit key of WinRAR. At first, seemed like nothing had changed to me, but when I had a new computer and installed again WinRAR without the key, damn, I realized how freaking annoying the trial was.

    Al ConAl ConAcum 3 Zile
  • Mass register and order physical CDs

  • winRawr *-*

    BlazzycrafterBlazzycrafterAcum 3 Zile
  • I still use winrar

    BoomerAUS00BoomerAUS00Acum 3 Zile
  • Interesting, that it is developed by a german company

    Peter LustigPeter LustigAcum 3 Zile
  • Wheres the WinRar CD video?

    motorized liftingmotorized liftingAcum 4 Zile
  • 7:24 if you click on the winrar title the ocean will start waving in the background, also if you click on the winrar icon it will fall down and bounce like a ball

    Atex PhwinAtex PhwinAcum 4 Zile
  • Hahahaha interesting. Now i never RAR anymore since i quit downloading torrents. No joke. I serious.

    szewei1985szewei1985Acum 4 Zile
  • 9:27 4.20pm, I get the feeling he knew what he was doing!

    Connor HeatherConnor HeatherAcum 4 Zile
  • Who uses safari in 2021? :D Especially on PC/Mac and not on a mobile device

    Alex VAlex VAcum 4 Zile
  • Register deez

    jub8891jub8891Acum 4 Zile
  • the key goes way back from '95 that's why it works. kekw

    Leonardo M. AgustinLeonardo M. AgustinAcum 4 Zile
  • Hahahaah holy did it!

    Latin lover24Latin lover24Acum 5 Zile
  • Rar.

    SoleaSoleaAcum 5 Zile
  • My dad has a window and door fitter company and a few years ago, they subscribed a special program for about 100 € per month from a large window and door manufacturer. During the installation I saw a hint like "use WinRAR if this doesn't work, it's included on the CD-ROM". I thought "no way, they really put a shareware on this CD-ROM?". In fact: They didn't. On the CD-ROM was a goddamn old WinRAR version from 2002 including their site license file! I extracted this license file and it's still working with the most recent versions of WinRAR.

    theNWdigitaltheNWdigitalAcum 5 Zile
  • I actually registered winrar like 15 years ago. Still using the same license.

    PedanticTwitPedanticTwitAcum 5 Zile
  • Unpack key file in WinRAR 2.9+ and put in in WinRAR dir directly.

    Jan LyakhovskyJan LyakhovskyAcum 5 Zile
  • I'm curious, how many people here use the free open-source option 7Zip instead of Winrar? 7zip is supposedly faster and slower in some things depending and I've also heard it covers more filetypes and is available on more operating systems.

    AFKAFKAcum 5 Zile
  • can u do the pkzip/pkunzip in the win10?

    Master JMaster JAcum 5 Zile
  • What about bandicam!? No more watermarks for you!

    BraskusBraskusAcum 6 Zile
  • Now go ahead and actually BUY PKZip 😄

    Uncle Mike's Retro & GamingUncle Mike's Retro & GamingAcum 6 Zile
  • This is one of the rarest event on earth.

    Muhammad Yusril Nur RamadhanMuhammad Yusril Nur RamadhanAcum 6 Zile
  • I have ended up owning 3 copies of Winrar due to loosing computers and not being able to transfer licences. I didn't have time to always close the notification window when unzipping hundreds of folders every day

    rjc0234rjc0234Acum 6 Zile
  • 5:31 you just opened the winrar key file in “7zip” haha

    즉시우빈즉시우빈Acum 6 Zile
  • WInRAR is better than 7z cuz COLOURS. -This post was made by WinRAR gang PS: I use 7zip

    Ron BaliRon BaliAcum 6 Zile
  • "i use 7-zip" wait, people dont use winRAR?

    Hachi RikoHachi RikoAcum 6 Zile
  • You might want to do a history episode on the ZIP archive format. It's a wonderful example of how winning a law suit can still result in the failure of your company because people simply don't like you and refuse to support your product.

    David EvensDavid EvensAcum 6 Zile
  • LGR, dude. Google? What's wrong with you? Lycos, Altavista!

    PentazerPentazerAcum 7 Zile
  • Forgive me Eugene, I once cracked WinRAR! But still got WinRAR on my system :) Unregistered and uncracked

    ThehakkeMadmanThehakkeMadmanAcum 7 Zile
  • I purhaced my winrar lisence 2009. Supporting this company is very good thing so I think this money went to right direction.

    Tommi RaulahtiTommi RaulahtiAcum 7 Zile
  • Now you have a granted place on Heaven.

    Emiliano FragaEmiliano FragaAcum 7 Zile
  • "Chrome works but Safari doesn't' - nothing is closer to the truth

    Emiliano FragaEmiliano FragaAcum 7 Zile
  • Thanks for rememboring . Registered now

    aldo baldo bAcum 7 Zile
  • There's a lot to unpack here. ... I'll see myself out.

    SutorippuDotComSutorippuDotComAcum 7 Zile
  • It just hurts... you actually bought it for 40$? Damn...

    BluTheDogBluTheDogAcum 7 Zile
  • Probably broke rarlab's consumer relations employee, by being the first ever consumer to purchase WinRAR.

  • This is a fun video. I was always curious why it was free forever,

    LiKLiKAcum 7 Zile
  • *raises hand* I'm one of the few who registered it, back in 2004 or so! At the time I was like "ah sure, doesn't cost that much". 😂 I just checked the readme file that comes with the key and it says: "Please contact support 'at' rarlab 'dot' com if you need a key for an older WinRAR/RAR version then 2.60."

    steeviebopssteeviebopsAcum 8 Zile
  • Back in the day I had a registered version of PKZIP for DOS !

    TSFTMTSFTMAcum 8 Zile
  • WinRAR Team : Family, today we eat

    Bruno AndrioliBruno AndrioliAcum 8 Zile
  • Awww you should have found the exact cutoff version!

    XaviarCraigXaviarCraigAcum 8 Zile
  • It's good that it works so far back!

    607607Acum 8 Zile
  • oh my, this is legendary... xD

    Саша ТамбовСаша ТамбовAcum 8 Zile
  • Buying WinRAR for a Mac LOL

    NoneOfYour BeeswaxNoneOfYour BeeswaxAcum 9 Zile
  • To boldly go where no man has gone before

    zach koriniszach korinisAcum 9 Zile
  • 7zip ftw

    1 Pessimist1 PessimistAcum 9 Zile
  • Kliksphillip

    iot01t01naiot01t01naAcum 9 Zile
  • Hey @LGR, have you considered covering Apple's PowerMac 5200? I can't be the only one out here with find memories of that thing.

    Ryan LorchRyan LorchAcum 9 Zile
  • I actually registered it about a gazillion years ago :) Wanted to give the programmers back for the great software I use day to day...

    Michi HirczyMichi HirczyAcum 9 Zile
  • I bought WinZip back in the mid 90s, with the purchase printoff page proudly proclaiming that I had a LIFETIME registration code. And then, some short years later, the code stopped working, telling me it was invalid and I'd have to buy a new one. That was my first "Office Space Stapler Guy" moment. Too bad it wasn't the last. You, winzip folks, earned a gravity cancelling kick-in-the-nards for that one.

    Marc BrandenburgMarc BrandenburgAcum 9 Zile
  • 1:50 sick burn, bro.

    ׂ ׂׂ ׂAcum 9 Zile
  • Ъ

    Глад Валакас ФЭКГлад Валакас ФЭКAcum 9 Zile
  • I'm imagining that episode of The Simpsons where Lisa buys Al Gore's book and since its the first one sold the alert is sent to him.

    NicoNicoAcum 9 Zile
  • Some grandson is waking up his grandpa .. don't wanna give you a heart attack but someone registered a copy of your program grandpa.

    DezwarteschijfDezwarteschijfAcum 10 Zile
  • Can u do a vid to format pc to factory settings on xp

    NimmyNimmyAcum 10 Zile
  • The meme gods have been kind to WinRAR

    N-Gnoid TVN-Gnoid TVAcum 10 Zile
  • * laughs in 7Zip *

    Markus KrauseMarkus KrauseAcum 10 Zile
  • My copy still works lol

    North Texas Transportation NetworkNorth Texas Transportation NetworkAcum 10 Zile