>> I'll go buy 10 Desktops
...and for every pc I can then use:
30 day AutoCAD, 30 day ACA, 30 day MEP, 30 day Map3D, 30 day Civil3D ...
- alfred -
You'd need to reformat the computer to be able to run the trial again...and that too would be a violation.
Try it and let us know if it works.
I think the license information is written on a part of the disk not touched by reformat.
Somewhere I think I have a document on this - but not interested in digging through boxes of documents to locate.
I'll wait on your (or someone else's) experiment to verify.
What is reformat the computer? I format the hard drive.
That's not true, I had installed 2012 and a virus attacked my PC. Formatted the HD, installed 2012 again and it ran without a problem.
You're correct if uninstall acad then reinstall, it will not let you run trial more than 30 days, but formated HD, It's long gone.
Yeah, I'm not about to try it and confirm something that isn't kosher anyway. Maybe a reformat will or won't allow it, I just don't care.
Ok. Now I have an official commercial version of Autocad 2012 for sure (just received). I uninstalled all programs related to Autodesk through Control panel. Rebooted. Deleted all Autodesk folders through c:\users\ etc as directed from the install/uninstall help. Rebooted again and then clean installed. Just to be sure rebooted again and opened AutoCAD. It tells me it's a student version again. How do you get rid of this? We paid $5000 from an authorized dealer: he tells me he can't sell a student version...
Help > About > Product Information > Activate. (or ABOUT at the Command line)
The license determines the "version"
But be aware that any drawings you saved when you were using the EDU version will still be EDU drawings.
It tells me it's a student version again. How do you get rid of this?
I said the license behavior was stored in a location not touched by Format.
Therefore when you reinstalled it simply picked up the old Student License information.
You did not need to uninstall/reinstall anything.
Simply go to Help>About AutoCAD>Product Information and click Change Serial Number and follow the on screen instructions.
Your license will be re-Activated as commercial. Your reseller should have told you this for that amount of money (not including the cost of time you needlessly uninstalled/reinstalled).
All new work will not show as student (assuming you don't use old template.)
All old work (you might have created) is student and will always be student.
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