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[TS 2602]--Re:Display::initstate problems

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  • Subject: [mg22017] [TS 2602]--Re:Display::initstate problems
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  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 02:26:04 -0500 (EST)
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Mathematica Support

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Recently there have been several posts asking for help with Mathematica 
generating the error message:

Display::"initstate": "Display cannot be used during initialization"

We have reason to believe with some certainty that this error message is
being generated as a result of an attempt to modify the Mathematica
executable to remove its license protection. If you are getting this
error message, there's a good chance that you are using a stolen copy of 

The stolen version in question is known to have a lot of other problems,
and its use is probably not advisable on technical, not to mention legal,

Wolfram Research is understandably reluctant to provide technical support
for stolen, modified copies of its product. The solution to this problem
is to use an unmodified version of the product, preferably a legally
purchased one, which we would be more than happy to sell you.

Please contact Wolfram Research, for pricing or to
place your order.


Eric Bynum
Technical Support Manager
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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