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Time Limited Licences Important!
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:20:50 PM »
Time Limited License Backup.

The DRM for time limited licenses uses "virtual container". It is the same software that your dongle uses but the license resides on the pc it was activated on and cannot normally be moved.

Moving the time limited license (does NOT apply to Dongle)

PC stolen/lost ?Then License is Lost

Moving to a new pc? Not possible (but a workaround exists, see below).
Create a backup of C:\ProgramData\CodeMeter\CmAct
This  folder  contains  the  encrypted  license  files. 

If you simply reinstall  Windows  you can restore this folder after reinstalling the CodeMeter runtime, and things SHOULD work normally - provided that you didn't  change the Windows registration code along with other hardware elements that the CodeMeter runtime uses to verify the validity of the license. We're  tracking  a  fingerprint of five elements, e.g. network adapter MAC  address,  harddisk  serial number, CPU ID; three of the five must remain the same not to render the license invalid.
If  you are planning to replace the PC, it's best to time the purchase of  the  new hardware with the expiration date of the license. If that isn't possible, you can still configure the old PC as a license server in the "Configuration | Network Server" tab of the CodeMeter WebAdmin. The  new PC can then borrow its license from the old PC, provided that they are connected vial network.

Installing License
When you install the Steel Beasts Programme The Codemeter software is installed. This is needed for a time limited license as well as the Dongle.

Next stage is the installation of the license. This is done by email. When you purchase the license (Dongle or time) you will receive an email with an activation link. Do the following:

Time limited license.
You will activate this on the PC that you installed the Steel Beasts/Codemeter programme. "Activate" the license in the email and it will install into a "virtual" container" (virtual dongle) within the Codemeter programme. Wait until the activation process has completed. You are ready to go.

Upgrading from Time limited license to Dongle
Plug the Dongle into the PC that has the Steel Beasts/Codemeter programme installed and follow instructions for "Dongle License" above. You do NOT have to un-install the Time Limited License.
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