Transfer my license to new computer I need help
Please take a look at this:
How to transfer SOLIDWORKS License from one machine to another
Mario -- Good reference! Paranoia strikes, however:
I have not had an active subscription since early 2018 and cannot afford to catch up. I'm so far out of the loop that I had to renew my membership in this forum just now in order to post!
I have three fully-updated versions of SW Premium (with the static simulation capability) --2015, 2016, and 2017 --on an old Windows 7 computer that anyhow became too slow after Microsoft's fix to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. I'm in the process of transferring everything to a new and much faster Windows 10 computer. I'm searching now for the software to "check your computer," but I can't imagine there will be a problem with these old versions. I did follow the recommendations to save the full install of each version to an external HD, so I shouldn't need the portal to obtain the updated software. My question is simply this:
Are there pitfalls to the transfer process with which my old VAR is unlikely to help me? Or should I fearlessly forge ahead with the deactivation/install/activation procedure as spelled out in your reference?
Best Regards to All, and Stay Safe! -- John W.
as long as your license is valid the transfer should be no problem.As far as I know, only the validity of your license is asked at SolidWorks.I've done this a couple of times and had no problems.
But unfortunately I cannot guarantee that in your case.
Open SW and deactivate license first.
Mario -- Do you perhaps know whether it matters which version I transfer and/or install on the new machine first? Or does license transfer for any one version effectively transfer the license for them all? -- John Willett
Are they all same serial number?
If it is, you only activate once.
I'll start with oldest version.
Or the one you need now.
>>Are they all same serial number? If it is, you only activate once.<<
Frederick (or anyone) -- Related Question: Is there any possibility of running different SW major versions on the different computers? For example, what if I move 2016 and 2017 to the new computer and activate them there but leave 2015 (which I don't use much) on the old computer?
All three versions do have the same license number. I'm doing this transfer now, and I just learned:
1) Deactivation must be done from the most recent major version.
2) This deactivates all three versions, perhaps not surprisingly.
So it looks as though what I'm suggesting is not allowed. Correct? -- John Willett
The license is for one computer.
So You can't have it "activated" on more then one computer.
Now, you could deactivate and activate on different computer.
I think there is limited time of activation. You'll need to contact VAR to reset.
If you have subscription, you can use online licence.
Ask your VAR.
License agreement may vary from country to country.
Thanks again, Sergio -- Unfortunately my subscription is in arrears for three years now. (I'm in the USA.) -- John Willett
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