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cadhack62
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Registered: ‎01-25-2011
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AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

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01-25-2011 11:15 AM

Installed AutoCAD 2011 Trial - 30 day trial selected when setting up install.

I also chose to download and install service pack.

 

When I start AutoCAD, I get a window stating that activation is required?

 

This also shows a "License Status Code - 2.10.0"

 

Click on activate - goes to new window asking for key and product code.

 

Cannot find an error log, other than the POS Akamai DLM log, which is empty.

(You really should consider another DLM, or skip it. It's CRAP. IMHO)

 

What gives??

 

RTA

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zerap
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Registered: ‎03-22-2012
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

03-22-2012 08:29 PM in reply to: cadhack62

thanx

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joane.bonghanoy
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Registered: ‎06-06-2011
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

03-22-2012 10:10 PM in reply to: cadhack62

Hi cadhack62,

 

If you are installing a Trial Version, when you reach the Activation Page or Activate your License page, you would be given 2 options:

    - Enter a Serial Number or Product Key

    - Activate on a 30 day Trial Period

 

Please choose the Activate on a 30 day Trial Period, thus you would not be asked to enter a Serial Number or Product Key. Note too that on the website, you can only download the 2012 Trial Version.

 

From which site are you trying to download the 2011 version? Please include upon reply.  



Joane Bonghanoy
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ramya.prakash
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

03-25-2012 07:50 PM in reply to: joane.bonghanoy

Hi Joane,

 

    I am also having the same issue when I installed AutoCAD trail for 30 days and it doesnt show me the 2 options you had listed 

 

It asks me give a product-key and activation code, but I dont have one as I still want to evaluate the 30 day version before purchasing.

 

I've installed the AutoCAD 2012 for Mac from autodesk's website.

 

Kindly Advice,

Ramya

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joane.bonghanoy
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

03-25-2012 09:42 PM in reply to: ramya.prakash

Hi ramya.prakash,

 

I'm currently looking into the error as attached, I'll get back to you once done.



Joane Bonghanoy
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mwedderman
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Registered: ‎09-24-2012
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

09-24-2012 10:33 AM in reply to: joane.bonghanoy

Joanne,

 

Did you ever resolve this issue. I am having the same problem with autocad electrical 2013. Wont give me option to use 30 day trial, only option is to activate with product code key. I installed and unistalled several times. I removed evrything I could find in C drive and registry with revo. Still same problem. Any Ideas?

 

Mike Wedderman 

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philip.s
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Registered: ‎09-27-2011
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

09-24-2012 01:06 PM in reply to: mwedderman

Hi Mike,

 

Have you by chance changed your computer clock / date and time settings recently? Have you tried downloading another trial (AutoCAD) to see if it duplicates the issue? Can you confirm that you are installing in trial mode and not entering a generic serial number in the standalone deployment box?



Philip Schmelzer
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mwedderman
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

09-25-2012 06:26 AM in reply to: philip.s

Phillip,

 

The first time I downloaded the program on sept 17 it worked. I ran a system restore for a internet problem I was having with windows. The next day, because of the system restore I had to reload the program. After reloading, the run option was gone and only the activation option was present. At this point I changed the time date settings to see if it would work. It did not work. I removed all autocad files with revo program and reloaded again and still doesnt work. Also I clicked on try for 30 days on the install. Any Ideas?

 

Mike  

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philip.s
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

09-25-2012 09:40 AM in reply to: mwedderman

Hi Mike,

 

Not sure on this but it definitely could be resulting from the system restore... I see that you have an Educational License of AutoCAD 2012 linked to your account. Are you still a student / is there a reason why you can't just request an AutoCAD Electrical 2013 license from within the Education Community to activate the software with? 



Philip Schmelzer
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mwedderman
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Re: AutoCAD 2011 Trial - Asks for Activation / Product Key

09-25-2012 11:38 AM in reply to: philip.s

Phillp,

 

I am working part time as I go to school. My employer would like me to show them offical drafts. I am hoping to convince them to purchase me a license. Most likely will happen. Why is this program not recognizing the 30 day license? Maybe a windows setting?

 

Mike

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