Hello everyone!! My laptop recently died and I was wondering if there is a way to remotely disable/ transfer the license from my old laptop to my new laptop. I'd appreciate any help!
You'll need to contact your reseller to get it done.
Use Activation Wizard Tool from SW.
Here is a video how to do it.
Definitely call your VAR.
Jeff and Leszek are correct. There is paperwork to fill out.
I believe to use the Activation Wizard, the license to be transferred needs to be initiated from the computer it is on. Scott stated that his laptop "died". I would take that to mean that he no longer has access to the programs on it and therefore would be unable to use the Activation Wizard.
You believe or you know it?
In watching the video, the activation wizard has to be installed on the computer that has the license file. Where the OP stated that his computer has died, the activation wizard won't work. He needs to contact his VAR to get the license transferred.
Leszek and Mark,
Ask your's VAR when and how to use Activation Wizard.
I used it before and it works fine for me.
Obviously never had a computer die.
Go and read.
CATI Tech Notes: SolidWorks Activation Wizard
Graphics Systems' SolidNotes: How to Transfer a SolidWorks License without SolidWorks Installed
In both of those scenarios, it appears that the transfer is initiated from the computer that SolidWorks was on. Scott doesn't have that option. Maybe Scott can tell us if he was able to do it from a computer the original license was never on.....
That will be really good feedback.
I appreciate your (and everyone else's) response! Correct me if I'm wrong but are you saying that I should try using the activation wizard from a different computer to remove the license from my laptop?
To clarify of what I mean by "died", I believe my graphics card went bad. I had my laptop for ~6 years so I'm not surprised. It appears everything else (RAM, ssd, display, battery, ect) are fine.
I am just saying to try what Tateos suggested (concerning the info links). I personally don't think it will work. However, if you can log into to your computer and actually see some kind of display, you should be able to use the activation wizard to transfer the license. What this is all boiling down to is the question....can you personally transfer the license from a computer that the original license was never on, or does it need to be initiated from the computer the license is on. Please tell us what you come up with.
I will most definitely do that as soon as I can. Hopefully I'll let you know by tonight.
This is a shot in the dark but since I can still access my hard drive, could I transfer all the files from one drive to another? Would that transfer the license with it too? Like I said, just a shot in the dark.
Not sure where SolidWorks draws its licensing information from....could be from the registry, or the hardware. I doubt it would be something as simple as transferring files, but you never know. Let me know what you come up with....
There are hard drive copying programs out there. I have done this with computers, just not one with SW on it.
Have you ever try it??????
is it the whole laptop, or hard drive? could you remove hard drive and connect to different machine - might work.
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