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AutoCAD LT 2006 can't get activation code

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designconceptsstudio
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AutoCAD LT 2006 can't get activation code

I bought this software new when it came out & it's been on my old computer ever since.  That computer crashed and I was trying to install on my newer computer in virtual windows so I have no internet connection.  I tried to get an activation code and the online system said that the serial number didn't match the request code and gave me 3 reasons why.  I assume it was option #3 that the software is too old and too many newer software updates are out there.  But, shouldn't I still be able to use the software I've had?  It's no longer usable because I need to move it over to my other computer???  Please help.

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I did that & got "Request Code: *invalid format"
I double checked & triple checked the code and the serial number.

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Hi @designconceptsstudio,

 

Welcome to the community!

Sorry to hear about the issue. If you are having trouble with the automatic activation service from Otto provided by @pendean. You can also chat with us or submit a case here. A representative from activation and registration will get you up and running if you contact us there.



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I created a case and autodesk sent me a new request code.  Still I cannot get an authorization code.  It seems to flag my answers on the product name (Autocad LT) and product year (Other).  The response I get is "Sorry, I cannot activate that combination of product name and year for you. Can you verify this information is correct? If it is, you can connect with an agent directly by typing /chat, or submit a case by typing /case."  I guess this means I'll submit another case?

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Hi @designconceptsstudio,

 

That makes sense, as they are looking for a valid year. If you private message me your serial number and request code, I will provide you an activation code.Click on my screen name matthew.d and then on Send Private Message. Anyone else experiencing this, please use the contact forms provided above.



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Message 7 of 33
Ripvanwinkel
in reply to: matthew.d

Hi Matthew,

 

  I'm having the same problem with re-activating ACADLT 2006 on a replacement PC, can you help?

 

Thanks,

Ben

Message 8 of 33

@Ripvanwinkel

 

Welcome to the community...

 

Did you follow @matthew.d advice and click on the links he provided earlier?  To the right of your posting is a link that states New: Get an Activation Code.  In addition just because you have LT 2006 doesn't mean its going to activate..   It all depends on the history of its serial #.

Mark Lancaster


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pendean
in reply to: Ripvanwinkel

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Ripvanwinkel
in reply to: pendean

Pendean,

 

  I've tried using the link/page to get the activation code but my request code doesn't have enough numbers

and doesn't work. Is there anything else I can do?

 

Thanks,

Ben

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matthew.d
in reply to: Ripvanwinkel

Hi @Ripvanwinkel,

 

Apologies for the trouble activating. Definitely want to get you up and running as soon as possible. I have replied to your private message with more details and will help you there.

 

Here is also some more information on activation's for anyone else experiencing this:

 

Let me know if you have any tissues with either of those steps, as I am always eager to lend a helping hand. Also, if there is anything you can think of to make the activation process easier, feel free to let us know and I will pass this information along.



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Message 12 of 33
talidu
in reply to: matthew.d

Hy everyone,

Hy Matthew,

 

I do have a similar issue. Since Autodesk changed their licensing to subscription only I asked my friends and colleagues if anyone has an old copy of anydesk lying around... now I tried older versions but they are not compatible with my PC.

 

Long story short: I got a 2006LT but it does not want to activate. I can't generate an activation Code. I have a serial, a request code and everything but it does not activate.

AutoCAD LT 2006  
Seriennummer:xxx-xxxxxxxx
Anforderungscode:N5RW 36JP L9HV 42TE YGCF
 8X7D TDWE

 

The person I bought it from uninstalled it from his Computer in Hamburg many years ago since they bought a newer version and I have all the original media and stuff...

I talked to one of your techs but he was not able to do anything.

Please don't get me wrong, I understand it's an old software but there should be a way to use it. I am not expecting any technical updates or anything like that but at least it should work as it did originally.

 

I don't understand why I am pushed towards illegality... this is not right.

 

Maybe you know of a solution.

 

Best regards,

 

Talidu

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Mark.Lancaster
in reply to: talidu

@talidu 

 

Welcome to the Autodesk User's Community..

 

Although the rules are more relax overseas, your friend or whoever this person is just can't hand over software to you...  Even if you have the serial #, its all about the history of it.

 

Anyhow it doesn't really matter at this point since Aug 31 2019, activation of product version 2010 or earlier are no longer being activated.

 

Update:  So hopefully your friend will refund the money you spent...  🤔

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talidu
in reply to: Mark.Lancaster

Although I must admit that I am disappointed about such a behaviour since the software was bought from you and all I am asking for is being able to use it again...

The person did not just hand over the software, she also deleted it from her computer and gave me the original media and serial sticker so there is a difference...

 

Update: it is an old perpetual license, not a subscription based one. just fyi.

 

anyways I have to accept your answer... but it is sad that you push people into illegality.

 

thanks for the very quick repsonse anyways.

 

Message 15 of 33
Mark.Lancaster
in reply to: talidu

@talidu 

 

 

This is a mainly a user support forum.  I dont work for Autodesk and just a user here supporting the forum.  I have no control over Autodesk policy and just informing you as a user what the policy is.

Mark Lancaster


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Message 16 of 33
talidu
in reply to: Mark.Lancaster

I see, sorry, you know what I mean in that case.

thanks for the help.

 

In that case just replace "you" with "autodesk"

 

🙂

 

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joerobbins
in reply to: talidu

@matthew.d 

@Mark.Lancaster 

I am having the same problem, I own copy of Autocad LT 2006.  I purchased a licensed copy of Autocad LT 2006 many years ago, and it was running on my old laptop up until recently, late 2019.  
I have new laptop now, and cannot get the online activation to work ?  
I have my My Serial number, and Request code.  

Can you help, I am in trial mode now.  Thanks.  Joe Robbins

 

Message 18 of 33
mdavis22569
in reply to: joerobbins

That's because any versions 2010 and older isn't able to be activated

 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/simplecontent/content/previous-ver...

 

If my current network licensing file includes products which are v2010 or earlier, will I be able to get an activation code?
No. Product version is validated during the activation process. Versions 2010 or earlier cannot be activated.


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talidu
in reply to: joerobbins

here is my opinion on this matter:

I tried reasoning with autodesk but it did not work as I hoped.

Here are some of my opinions and the laws in my country (EU member) are pretty much covering my opinion as far as I understand and as far as my relatively extensive research has shown so far:

- in the EU if you buy a software you can use it for all eternity because you bought the right to use it, as intended. So it is not a subscription in this case (different to modern licenses).

- the problem is that there is of course the desire to make money off of people who bought a license many years ago and there is a general trend, for many years now, to go from product to service in many aspects of the market (software, phones and even cars). this is what has happened here. which I have no issue with. BUT

- allow me an analogy: I buy a car and you tell me after 10 or 20 years or whatever that you will not allow me to start it ever again if I move to another town or garage or if I sell the car. I know the analogy is not perfect but bear with me. The idea is good enough to show you my point.

- people are going to move to newer versions of the software by themselves as soon as the software becomes technically obsolete (I dont think anyone is using anything older than autocad 95 for example - and even that is real stretch). Anydesk making it obsolete by force is not acceptable in my opinion. And here is the tricky bit: I ask not for help with installing the software. I ask not for any software copies and so on. I would like to activate it myself but the system is made in such a way that it requires the push of a button on anydesk side. This is neither a service nor anything I want of them. This is the way they built the software to make sure it is not distributed illegaly. Ok so far. IF you want to tell me that multimillion autodesk is not capable of building an automated key gen and put it somewhere on a small server to run and activate old software then I get from that that I have to take care of that myself. I am allowed to do anything I see fit to use the item I bought since anydesk will not aid me.

- the people on the forums arguing: "what do you want? it is decades old software!" to them it is always the same answer: "it is mine! and I do with it as I please! - I will not allow you to take away my property just in the name of profit!" again: I do not ask for help with the software. I know the limitations of it. I dont aske them to make it work on windows 10 or whatever but I want to use it as it was, as it is. I dont want updates or service or any other stuff. So if you take away my possibility to use an item I bought just by choosing arbitrarily that you will not activate it any longer, then my conclusion is that since you leave me no choice I need to activate it myself for example.

- you will find dozens of such conversations on the internet. the idea is always the same: people profiting from autodesk will always defend them (regardless of what they do) and people who want to save money by reusing the old software (since new software is very exensive) will try to do so. fanboys? blind followers?

I think it is in the best interest of the company (long term) to praise where praise is due and shame where shame is due. By this virtue alone many large companies could live longer (history has taught os this lesson over and over again: GM, Polaroid, Nokia, ... . concentrating on profit and not on innovation and a healthy user base. healthy user base does not consist of giving away free software to universities so they learn and stick to the software "ecosystem" (this will just lead into a dead end some day even if now it brings in some money) but rather opening the system up for input and expansion with ideas and innovation keeping it healthy. Android for example. Or even democracy for that matter. No dictatorial c... I'm wandering way off the topic here.

- all in all: a PERPETUAL LICENSE as it was sold might confuse some people, but even they can look up the word perpetual.

- I am not sure if there are any court cases regarding this matter or if there will ever be... but my experience was mixed: I got my activation just a few days before or after the deadline or so... so the anydesk service lady was helpful. but they also told me that this is not standard since they do not activate old licenses anymore. If you tell me to let it go since it is old and useless why not make it freeware or put up a crack/keygen for people to use (if you argue with costs to operate servers for activation - which is just ridiculous).

- in my opinion this could result in some court cases if they stick to this and find someone who REALLYYY wants the old software and will fight for it... esepcially in the EU... where they still know the meaning of perpetual licenses. BUT even if not... the alternative would be to hunt down people who activate decades old software licenses they are legally allowed to own... I don't know if they can have it both ways though: it's either "worthless" and you should let it go and just buy a new one in which case why bother catching people activating their old licenses on their own    OR   it is still something worth fighting for but then it begs the question: why are you takining away something from me that is still worth something and not call it theft? .

 

You can argue both ways but either way it is not a simple matter.

 

Message 20 of 33
mdavis22569
in reply to: talidu

Do you still have a PC that can run it ... 

 

Via their specifications? 


That's the issue.   C++ / .NET's etc? 

 

Microsoft Windows XP (Professional, Home Edition, or Tablet PC Edition), Windows 2000.


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