serial number expired
J. Mather wrote: release
J. Mather wrote:
I think you meant, "PULL!!"
Then we can take pot shots at it....
Since when have you waited to take pot shots?
Asked and answered in your post!
Student license is for 1 year only.
And the shooting begins...
I installed the same version (academic year 2017-2018) as previously installed. It was from a separate set of disks.
I was able to use the first one the entire year and when it expired I used the Microsoft Uninstall and all went well.
On this new purchase the install took a huge amount of time to install and I stopped it after many many hours.
It was never able to get to the point of requesting to insert disk 2. It loaded enough to start the program but I had activation issues as I mentioned.
But enough did not get loaded for it to appear in the Microsoft Uninstall program. FYI - it installed 39 folders under Program Files/Solidworks Corp.
Is my computer seeing the new disks as being the same as the ones I installed last year since they are the same version?
If true why didn't the uninstall from last years purchase delete all records of that install?
I'm guessing that there's a remnant(s) that does not get deleted in the registry to prevent reinstalling the same version over and over?
How do I do a complete uninstall now since there is no SolidWorks program showing up in the Microsoft Uninstall program?
Windows is not great at Uninstalling ALL remnants of programs - especially if you made new folders under the program folders or you did any renaming.
Uninstall is trying to uninstall what it sees as programs and folders from the initial install (and Possibly some things you added or that it added later).
The student versions are expected to be good for one year and you are trying to reinstall an old one in a new year - that may be the primary part of the problem. That software expired and you should now be installing 2020-2021 version.
Are you still a student? If so, you should be able to get the new version.
Another thing is you should do (if you haven't already) is re-boot your computer (after any major uninstall) to be sure it clears the files from any memory.
Make sure the folders are gone (not your drawing/part folders) but any folders associated with the software and then try to reinstall.
Check your device Manager and see if it shows anything with this program is running.
I am surprised you even got that old version running the last time you installed after the expiration date..
I had the 2017-2018 version installed last and I assumed there would be a different serial number or whatever they call it with the new purchase of the same version. The software automatically applied the serial number. Also I noticed that on all 4 of the disks (2 per pkg) they have the same number on them underneath where it says SolidWorks 2017 which is DVX0125-SP2.0/1. I had to pay ~$100 for each purchase and don't want to have to pay another ~$100 or more for a newer than 2017-2018 version or the newest version if there is some way to use the one I have.
So you are suggesting that I manually delete everything in the SolidWorks Corp folder?
What about objects in the registry?
Yes still a student.
I did reboot.
Where or what am I'm looking for in Device Manager?
I had all my drawing files saved in another location.
What we're also trying to tell you, is the student version expire every year.
So technically you will not be able to activate a 2017-2018 version anymore.
Doesn't matter how many copies you buy.
On the other hand, no legal distributor should be selling an expired version.
Where did you bought it from?
I know the student versions expire every year as I had a previous copy of academic year 2017-2018 that I mentioned I used for the entire year last year. So the installation information is transmitted to Dassault so they can verify if a previous version has already been used?
I bought it from e-Bay. Don't believe it's an expired version I just can't use it as you say because I had already used that version previously.
You might need to contact DS to sort this out:
I just sent the question to them.
You should have purchased 19/20 or 20/21
You cannot use 17/18 on that computer ever again.
Wish I had known that before buying it. Can I resell it as it could still be used by someone that had never used that version right?
Richard Kirsch wrote:I bought it from e-Bay. Don't believe it's an expired version...Can I resell it as it could still be used by someone that had never used that version right?
Richard Kirsch wrote:
I bought it from e-Bay. Don't believe it's an expired version...
Can I resell it as it could still be used by someone that had never used that version right?
OK, now PULL...
I would never purchase software from e-Bay.
Is 2017/2018 edu still available directly from SolidWorks?
Is 2017/2018 edu still available from edu resellers like journeyed.com?
Does the license permit resale?
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