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  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 12:10 AM

    • Bob Gingg
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    Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    I need to deactivate a Mac Licence and reactivate it on a PC. I deactivated the Mac but the PC fails to activate. What is the trick to this concept?

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  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 4:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    More than likely you'll have to call Avid Video Customer Service and have them provide you with an alternate serial number for Windows.  Tel: 800-998-2843 

  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 4:43 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    It´s the same Sys Id and activation code for PC as for Mac .

    For deactivation - activation operations be sure to use a wired lan .

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  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 5:34 AM In reply to

    • Bob Gingg
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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    That's what I thought. However it didn't work. It's on a wired lan. I assumed it was like a dongle were you plug it in and it works. If you deactivate one the other should activate.

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  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 5:43 AM In reply to

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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    Hi Bob, as you are on MC 6, are you using ALC for deactivation - activation

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  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 6:45 PM In reply to

    • Bob Gingg
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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    Yes, I am on MC6 on the MAC and I am using ALC. I was able to deactivate and reactivate the MAC but my PC wouldn't activate after deactivating the MAC.

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  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 10:17 PM In reply to

    • Bob Gingg
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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    This is on the Avid support site:

    Deactivation of Avid software

    For those cases where the customer needs to move a node locked license (a license tied to a specific hardware device) to another machine, Avid offers the customer the ability to deactivate the product (which breaks the link between that activation and a specific machine) and then re-activate the product on another device. This capability is especially useful during a hardware upgrade. It is important to note that Avid does not support offline deactivations, which means that deactivations can only be performed when the device is connected to the internet. Deactivations from a device which is no longer operating (due to catastrophic hardware failure) requires a call to Avid Customer Support (no support contract required). Note: For some Avid products, Deactivation of the base software will also automatically deactivate all associated features.

    HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sat, Apr 28 2012 3:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    One simple phone call to Avid Support...and your issue will be solved.  No need to try and figure this out yourself.  Big Smile

  • Sat, Apr 28 2012 5:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    Bob Gingg:

    Yes, I am on MC6 on the MAC and I am using ALC. I was able to deactivate and reactivate the MAC but my PC wouldn't activate after deactivating the MAC.

    What exactly happens on the PC side , any messages ?

     

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    Tomas 

     

  • Sat, Apr 28 2012 6:31 AM In reply to

    • Bob Gingg
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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    It reads "Failure to activate. Contact customer Rep".

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  • Sat, Apr 28 2012 6:43 AM In reply to

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    Re: Deactivate Mac License and activate same license on a PC

    Seems to be a good advice, just follow it .

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW Win10 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas 

     

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