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    I bought an audio editor called WavePad from software maker NCH in February 2010. It worked fine until a month ago, when I received messages saying that the "14-day trial was about to expire," though I'd purchased the software already. I contacted customer service at NCH and spoke to someone who restored my software, but then the crossfade feature (which I use often) didn't work. At this point I broke down and bought an NCH priority-support package. For reinstalling my version of WavePad, the company sent me a .dmg file for a Mac, which wouldn't open on my Windows computer. After a number of unfruitful calls, I still can't get the help I need. So I'm asking you for help.

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