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Activation: Desktop Transfer

Transferring a desktop licence is a simple process of removing the licence from one computer and re-activating it on another. To do this both computers will need to be connected to the Internet.

Step-by-step guide

Please read through the numbered steps described below to familiarise yourself with the entire licence transfer process.

Important Note: If you are about to undertake any Operating System or hardware upgrades to your computer, we recommend that you transfer your software licence back to the Square One Activation Servers first. Transferring your licence before upgrading will ensure that you are able to activate the software again without any problems once your computer upgrade is complete.

1. Start the Transfer Process

To begin a licence transfer, go to Help » Transfer Licence... menu item, or choose Transfer Licence from the About dialog.

Choose Transfer Licence... from the Help menu, or...

Choose Transfer Licence... from the Help menu, or...

...click Transfer Licence from the About dialog.

...click Transfer Licence from the About dialog.

Note: If the Transfer Licence... option is not in either of these locations, then you do not have a licence to tranfer. In this case you should read the Software Activation page for details on how to activate a software licence instead.

2. Choose the Transfer Option

Next in the Software Activation wizard, you need to choose the Transfer my software licence option.

Login to your account on the Activation Servers and confirm that you want to transfer the licence.
When you click the Next button, the software will try to connect to the Internet.

When you click the the Next button to continue, the software will attempt to establish a connection to the Internet -- so at this point you need to make sure your computer is on-line for this to work.

When you click the Next button, the software will try to connect to the Internet.
When you click the Next button, the software will try to connect to the Internet.

Important Note: At no time during the transfer process are any personal details or information about your computer collected by Square One. The only information that is transferred is your login details (so that we can make sure your software licences are stored securely). If you would like more information regarding our privacy policy and Internet activation, please click the Privacy Policy button in the Software Activation wizard.

3. Login and Confirm Transfer

Next you need to login to the Square One Activation Server with the details from your order. You need the e-mail address, password and the order number for your licence purchase (these details will have been e-mailed to you when your original software purchase was completed).

Login to your account on the Activation Servers and confirm that you want to transfer the licence.
Login to your account on the Activation Servers and confirm that you want to transfer the licence.

You will also need to confirm that you want to transfer the licence by checking the I confirm the transfer of this computer's licence option.

When you click the Next button to continue the software will connect to the Internet again, check your login details and transfer the licence back to the Activation Servers.

4. Transfer Complete

Finally the Transfer Complete page will be displayed. All that's left to do now is click the Finish button to close the Software Activation wizard and return to the software which will now only work in evaluation (trial) mode as it's licence has been removed.

Software licence transfer complete. Click the Finish button to return to the software.
Software licence transfer complete. Click the Finish button to return to the un-licenced software.

5. Activate Licence on New Computer

Once the transfer from the original computer is completed all that is left to do is install and activate the software on the new computer. Please refer to the step-by-step guide to Internet activation for full details on activating the licence on the new computer.

Activation: Desktop Licence
Activation: Network Licence

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