In keeping compliance with the SolidWorks Eula it is a good idea to know how to transfer a license. Many Solidworks users do not realize that an uninstall of SolidWorks does not automatically release the license. It is easy to do and reduce the amount of headache in license management.
Before uninstalling SolidWorks, changing a hard drive, or reinstalling windows:
1. Open your SolidWorks
2. Go to the help pull down and choose transfer license. This will free the license to be reinstalled or used on another computer.
Installing the license (serial number) is done through: Control Panel -> Programs -> Modify
1. Modify will bring up a SolidWorks Installation Manager pop-up screen
2. Choose Modify the individual installation. This will bring you to a screen that allows the insertion of a serial number
3. Click next through the screens filling in asked for information until finished
When you open SolidWorks it will activate and you will be creating once again!!
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