01-10-2011 12:22 PM
Hi I am trying to install LabVIEW 2010 on a stand alone computer, I have the serial # of the product but was wondering how to get the 20 character activation code? It is currently installed in the eval mode.
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01-10-2011 12:40 PM
I don't remember where in the process it is, but I think that if you start the "registration" process it will reach a point asking if you have internet access. If not it will give you a telephone number, and a number to enter when you reach it. You will then call the number, enter, carefully and laboriously the number the installer provided (which is based on the computers NIC card number or something similarly unique to that computer) and the robo-phone will give you back the registration number.
Sorry for the vagueness, haven't done this in over a year.
01-10-2011 12:44 PM
Thanks for the information, I was able to find the method that creates a text file that you can then email to NI, also had a phone option as well. I will need to move LabView off of this computer onto another so assuming the procedure will be similar.
01-10-2011 02:19 PM
The license is particular to the computer you install it on. If you move it to another computer, you will have to get a new activation number using the new computer ID. However, since you activated your Labview copy for one computer already, the automated system may not let you activate it again for another system. You may have to call tech support. Go to ni.com and look for the Support tab. On the support page, look for the call NI button. This will get you started.
01-11-2011 03:07 PM
One NI LabVIEW license can be activated on up to three computers for use by one developer, so activating the license on the second computer should be fine. You can deactivate the first license through the NI License Manager just in case. There are few different ways to complete product activation and receive a code but this articles describes using the NI License Manager. You can also activate your products at ni.com/activate.
01-11-2011 03:19 PM
Whew, thanks for that. I was starting to sweat I have one license and I am using it on two computers. (I am the only one that uses this license)
01-11-2011 04:35 PM
Thanks for the information, ran into another issue, I purchased 2010 LabVIEW upgrade but when I called NI with the serial # and computer id, to get the activation code, they said they could only provide the activation for version 9 which does not help as they sent me the media for version 2010. The computer has version LabVIEW 8.6.1 (activated).