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Activation: Manual Method

Software activation can be done manually by e-mail, phone or fax. This process will typically take longer than Internet activation and is therefore not recommended if you are in a hurry to get started with your new software.


Step-by-step guide

Please read through the numbered steps described below to familiarise yourself with the manual activation process.

1. Start Activation Process

To begin activation, go to Help » Activate Software... menu item from within the software you want to activate, or choose Activate Software from the About dialog.

Choose Activate Software... from the Help menu, or...

Choose Activate Software... from the Help menu, or...

...click Activate Software from the About dialog.

...click Activate Software from the About dialog.

2. Choose Activation Method

Next, in the Software Activation wizard you need to choose the activation method you prefer. In this instance you should choose the I prefer to activate manually by phone, fax or e-mail option.

Next choose the I prefer to activate manually... option.
Choose the I prefer to activate manually... option.

Then click the the Next button to continue.

3. Collect Details for Activation

There are 4 pieces of information that you need in order to manually activate your software licence on a computer. All these details need to be sent to our sales staff in order for a licence to be created and returned to you.

Collect details for manual activation.
Collect details for manual activation.

The details you need to send us are:

  • The desktop serial number of the computer you want to activate the software on.
  • The software name and version number of the software you are trying to activate.
  • The e-mail address you used when you purchased your software licence.
  • Your order number for your purchase -- this will have been sent to you in an order confirmation e-mail.

4. Send us the Information

Once you have all 4 details for activation, you can send these to us for processing.

You can print this handy form with all the details needed for manual activation already filled in.

Click on the Print this page button in the Software Activation wizard to load up a page that you can print or e-mail with all the required details already filled in. If you also click the Get up-to-date contact details... button, then all the correct contact information will also be automatically collected for you from http://squ1.com/contact/sales (you need to be on-line for this option to work). Alternatively, you can access the manual activation form directly here.

5. Receive Licence File by Email

Once you have sent the required details to our sales team, your request will be processed as soon as possible. You should check for e-mail from the address you provided when you purchased your licence as this is how your licence file will be delivered to you.

6. Activate the Software

Finally, once you have received your .LIC licence file by e-mail, you will need to return to the Software Activation wizard (details of how to get there in item 1. above) and use the I have already received my licence file for activation option to load your licence.

To activate your licence file use the I have already received my licence file for activation option.
To activate your licence file, use the I have already received my licence file for activation option.

Then click the the Next button to continue.

7. Success & Confirmation

Finally the Activation Successful page will be displayed. All that's left to do now is click the Finnish button to close the Software Activation wizard and start using the software.

Choose the licence method you prefer.
Click the Finnish button to complete the activation process.

Software Activation confirmation.
Software Activation confirmation.

Please Note: If at any stage in want to upgrade your computer or transfer your licence to a new computer, then you should review the step-by-step guide to desktop licence transfer.

Activation: Internet Method

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