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I used a Affinity Photo key on one PC but i'd like to switch it to another computer.

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Hi,

I had a PC and i recently switched to a desktop computer but i can't switch the key from Affinty on my PC to my dsktop computer.

Thanks

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

If both computers are running Windows or both are running MacOS then your Serif Affinity Store product key should work on both of them.

But you can't switch do a different OS, as the Windows and Mac versions require their own licenses.

If they're both the same OS, then what happens when you try to validate the installation on the new machine?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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Hi Roger O'Doherty,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
What OS are you using? macOS or Windows? I'm assuming you have bought Affinity Designer and Publisher from the Affinity Store (the account you are referring to).
From where did you bought Affinity Photo? If you bought it through the Mac App Store or Microsoft Store (depending if you are using macOS or Windows) then you have to install it though one of those store apps on your new computer, signed-in with the same credentials/ID used to buy the app originally.

The Microsoft Store, Mac App Store and Affinity Store are all independent and managed by different entities so you have to download/install the apps from the same place you originally bought them from.

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I was just looking for the same information, hoping to share the PC version on my home Mac during lockdown.



iMac 21" / iMac 27"

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17 minutes ago, mrtn said:

I was just looking for the same information, hoping to share the PC version on my home Mac during lockdown.

You can't do that, but Serif is offering a 90-day free trial right now that you could use on your Mac. And a 50% discount if you want to buy that second copy.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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Posted (edited)

Just want to confirm that a single Windows license will work simultaneously on my Windows laptop & Windows desktop?

Edited by TorontoITpro
to clarify it's a question

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@TorontoITpro

Welcome to the Affinity forums.

I'm not sure whether you are asking a question, or confirming that you can use the Affinity apps on more than one computer which have the same operating system?  Assuming it's a question, then yes, use on multiple computers running the same OS and all of which you control is certainly the case.

HTH

Jeff


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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10 minutes ago, emmrecs01 said:

@TorontoITpro

Welcome to the Affinity forums.

I'm not sure whether you are asking a question, or confirming that you can use the Affinity apps on more than one computer which have the same operating system?  Assuming it's a question, then yes, use on multiple computers running the same OS and all of which you control is certainly the case.

HTH

Jeff

Sorry, it was indeed a question.
Thanks for the answer.

WOW. It's an incredible value, especially with the 50% off.

I've been hearing Youtubers talk about Affinity, but didn't look into it. Now that I have, boy am I glad.

What I pay monthly to Adobe covers a perpetual license for the 2 products I regularly use.

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1 minute ago, TorontoITpro said:

WOW. It's an incredible value, especially with the 50% off

It certainly is!!


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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