Ways of licensing, updating and transfer of license

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It is very important to tell apart the procedures of licensing the product (initial registration) from the procedures for update and transfer of licenses. These are three different procedures that require their own, separate sequence of actions.

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Licensing (registering) of a new product

Definition: Licensing (initial product registration) is made when the product is installed on a given computer for the first time or when a demo version has been installed earlier. There are two ways to register a product:

Registration using a USB key

The following are required:

  • A USB key, resembling a flash drive
  • A list of 25-digit codes corresponding to the given key (usually on paper). Many products, each with their own unique code, can be registered using a single key. The number of given codes corresponds to the number of products bought for each PC. I.e. there is a mandatory 25-digit code on the USB key for each product.


Important: It is very important not to put more than one USB key on a single computer.


Description: The license is programmed in the USB device (hardware key) with the possibility to be used on several work places. The registration number(s), corresponding to the number of products bought, are bundled with the USB key. They are valid for every computer and allow working on multiple PCs, albeit not simultaneously. When formatting the system partition, reinstalling the Operating System or making changes to the computer hardware, the key is preserved.

Installation steps

  1. Connect the hardware key to the computer and wait for it to be recognized by the Operating System. The device is plug-and-play, so installing additional drivers is not necessary.
  2. Choose “Register” from the Help menu. A new window with the license agreement opens.
  3. Accept the terms of the License agreement. Use the “Next” button to go through the next steps.
  4. The next step for the user is choosing an action from the given list. Choose “Registration” and confirm it with the “Next” button.
  5. Fill in the license code and press “Next”.
  6. If the license code has been correctly entered, a message, confirming the registration, appears after clicking the “Next” button. This is the end of the registration process and the program is ready to be used.

Terms of Use: The hardware key guarantees the functioning of the program for every user, regardless of their location.

Online registration

The license code is received using a login password from a website. There are a fixed number of registration codes for each login password. Important: When formatting the system partition, reinstalling the Operating System or making changes to the computer hardware, the key is NOT preserved. In order to save the license perform a License transfer and save the generated code before doing any of the changes above. A unique code is generated for each computer.

Installation steps:

  1. Choose “Register” in the Help menu. A new window with the license agreement opens.
  2. One must accept the terms of the License agreement. Use the “Next” button to go through the next steps.
  3. The next step is choosing an action from the given list. Choose “Registration” and confirm it with the “Next” button.
  4. Enter the license code, obtained from the registration website.
  5. If the license code has been correctly entered, a message, confirming the registration appears after clicking the “Next” button. This is the end of the registration process and the program is ready to be used.

Terms of Use: Users with internet access only.

Product update

Definition: An update represents the installation of a newer version of the product on top of the older one. Microinvestproducts have a simple and reliable update technique. The advantages of this technology are:

  • Full compatibility of older and newer versions.
  • Saving of every setting and function, made earlier
  • Automatic database update and operation retention
  • Adding new modules and options

A detailed manual for the procedure can be found on the website. An exact, step-by-step following of the manual is required in order to successfully complete the update process.

Special case with update: A demo version of a program has been installed, for which has been forgotten and the code for which has expired long ago. Regardless of it being used or not, or even deleted, its data still remain and when installing one of Microinvest products it can initially require an update code (because of its older version) and then licensing. Those are two different codes - do NOT try to input the license code, when an update code is required.

During an update the program may require an update code. This code determines whether or not you have the rights to install the product’s newer version. This code is by no means connected to the licensing/registration code of the product. The principle of the update is very simple:

  • Every new version requires an optimization. For instance, switching from 3.07.034 to 3.07.035 requires a code;
  • Installing a Fix version does not require an update code provided that the current version of the program is up-to-date. For instance, switching from 3.07.035, installed on 15.01.2012, to 3.07.035, installed on 22.01.2012, does not require a code

Important:

  • An update code can be obtained from every certified partner in the country, as well as firsthand, from Microinvest’s employees in Bulgaria
  • You cannot continue the installation without this code
  • The update code is free of charge
  • The update code is by no means connected to the licensing/registration code of the product. Do not try to enter the license code when an update code is needed.
  • During an update, the license is preserved. No additional payments are necessary.

Transferring the license to another computer

The transfer of a license represents the removal of the license code from one computer with the aim of subsequently obtaining a new license for another computer. It is used only in special cases when using electronic licensing (online registration or activation, for example after purchasing a product online). It is not used with USB keys, as its protection remains active regardless of the changes in the operating system, hardware or transfer to another PC.

Steps

  1. In the menu Help – Register on the second step choose Transfer (Deletion) of License (registration) of the product
  2. Confirm with the “Next” button
  3. The program will generate a 25-digit code which you will need to save
  4. Carry out the planned changes in the Operating System or hardware (in each of these cases the electronic license will be lost)
  5. Contact a licensed partner of Microinvest in your country or Microinvest directly and tell them the 25-digit transferring code, generated earlier.
  6. Using this code, a new license number will be given to you

Removing a license

Removing a license represents the deletion of the license number from the computer on user request. To do so it is necessary to follow these steps:

  1. In the menu Help – Register on the second step choose Transfer (Deletion) of License (registration) of the product
  2. Confirm with the “Next” button

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