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Activate a License
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In this article we explain the process for installing a standalone license using the online activation method.

Before You Start

Installing an online activation license requires the following:

  • An internet connection that allows outbound traffic on port 80.
  • The serial number (or activation ID) for your license.

How to Install the License

  1. Launch GeoStudio and choose the 'Help' | 'Install a license...' menu option.
    (Please note, for GeoStudio 2022.1 and later, license management menu options will be in the profile menu at the top right.)
  2. Enter your serial numbers in the dialog box.
  3. The activation process may take a few moments, as indicated by the progress bar.
  4. Once the activation process finishes, your licenses are available for use.

Things to Consider

  • If your license requires an update, GeoStudio will automatically download the update information as long as you have a working internet connection.
  • There is no license file associated with an online activation license.  The data is stored via encryption directly on your hard drive.
  • Uninstalling GeoStudio does not uninstall any licenses. 
    • If you uninstall GeoStudio and forget to return your license, the activation still resides on the computer.
    • If you have uninstalled GeoStudio and the activation is still on the computer, you can simply re-install GeoStudio to access and return the license.
  • Major changes to the computer's hardware can invalidate the activation.  First, return the license before making such changes.




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