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Windows Licence and Deauthorizing a computer

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Firstly, just want to say, awesome product, & I really appreciate a reasonable & efficient alternative to the expense of adobe!  


Secondly, I couldn't find a topic that covered this, so thought I'd start one...


Talking exclusively about the windows licence (not mac, and not cross platform)....


1) How many computers can the licence (either designer or photo) be authorized on for personal or commercial use?


2) By extension, is there a way to deauthorize a pc? So that once the licence limit has been hit the program can be uninstalled from a computer and the licence be freed up for use on another one? (thinking about this for when my old pc dies and I want to switch affinity to a new computer).


3) If there isn't a way to deauthorize a pc, is there a dead-lock on the licence limit: ie. if the limit for the program were one pc max, and I tried to install it on a second pc, would the program refuse to install?... What I'm trying to work out is whether I'm only able to install the program a set number of times before I'd have to purchase a new licence, or whether I can deauthorize an old machine and reuse my current licence on a new one. 


Thanks very much & all help appreciated. 




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If you do a search for "Licence", there are 198 results. 


If you read the post from MEB (Serif staff) he covers it very well.




You do not need to authorise, so you do not need to de-authorise. Just leave Photo on there or un-install it.


This is a link to the actual, authorised, legitimate licence, should you feel the need.





Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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