I have a stand alone install of 2008 Inventor. A couple days agao the machine it was installed on had a spectacular meltdown that ended up seperating the mirror raid drives upon reboot.
After fiddling around I resolved the issue, rebuilt the arrays and it would have appeared that I had no lost data. I did not have to reinstall anything or restore from backup.
However when I fired up Inventor it started searching for a liscense and asked for authentication.
I entered the registration info I had and it did not accept it.
Upon calling Autodesk they said that liscence was upgraded to 2009, which is true. I even installed it on a test machine and after having several vault issues decided to stick with 2008.
However from what I'm being told I now HAVE to upgrade to 2009 and re-register.
First is this absolutely true. I would much rather just put in a registration for my 2008 liscense and get back to work rather than spending the next several hours or days if things go horribly wrong, trying to get 2009 running.
Second is there any better "Step by step" installation instructions for and upgrade of 2008 to 2009 with vault than what comes in the box?
Any help on this would be appreciated.
It is true if you upgrade and are not under Subscription, your old license becomes void
So this isn't something that can't be done, rather it's something they won't do because I'm not currently under a subscription?
Sure I can run this one on the trial mode for seven days apparently. That's not the issue.
The problem I have is that I installed 2009 on a test machine and was never succesful in getting the vault to work.
I run the risk of not having access to my vault if I upgrade my useable, or priorly useable, 2008 version. Furthermore if I don't upgrade to 2009 I will only have seven days of use left, which doesn't do much good.
That is correct. Your lease on 2008 is expired.
Does Autodesk offer downgrades? I'd like to have a downgrade, get my money back for the upgrade, get my liscense back for 2008?
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