SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

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KVRist
209 posts since 1 Oct, 2009

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 am

Hey KVR´ers

Im in a pretty desperate situation. I trying to move from Win 7 to Win 10, and now I cant get my copy of SpectrumWorx to register :cry: Which means that I got some important projects, that I cant open :scared:
I know its been a while since Little Endian closed down, and most might have forgotten all bout this lovely little mangler. I got the SWOSULic reg file and used it on the Win 7 installation without any problems, but now im getting a message that the license is not valid.

Im in the process of moving everything over from WIn 7 to 10 to see if everything runs okay, so havent registered Win 10 yet, could this somehow be it ?

Thanks for reading :tu:

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
26473 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:25 am

218 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 am
Hey KVR´ers

Im in a pretty desperate situation. I trying to move from Win 7 to Win 10, and now I cant get my copy of SpectrumWorx to register :cry: Which means that I got some important projects, that I cant open :scared:
I know its been a while since Little Endian closed down, and most might have forgotten all bout this lovely little mangler. I got the SWOSULic reg file and used it on the Win 7 installation without any problems, but now im getting a message that the license is not valid.

Im in the process of moving everything over from WIn 7 to 10 to see if everything runs okay, so havent registered Win 10 yet, could this somehow be it ?

Thanks for reading :tu:

Ive just tested it on my Win10 laptop and it works fine. Ive never had SWorx on this machine before, so its definitely not a machine-specific license.

My license file is called SpectrumWorx2.0.0-2.9.9.SWLic so not quite the 'SWOSULic' you referred to, in case that has relecancd.

Might be a good idea to check the file in a text editor, make sure its human-readable starting

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<ProductData ProductName="SpectrumWorx"
in case its corrupt in some way.

Also, try rerunning the installer by running it as Administrator. I had a couple of issues with that on my previous Win7 install.
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KVRist
209 posts since 1 Oct, 2009

Re: SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

Post Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:40 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:25 am
218 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 am
Hey KVR´ers

Im in a pretty desperate situation. I trying to move from Win 7 to Win 10, and now I cant get my copy of SpectrumWorx to register :cry: Which means that I got some important projects, that I cant open :scared:
I know its been a while since Little Endian closed down, and most might have forgotten all bout this lovely little mangler. I got the SWOSULic reg file and used it on the Win 7 installation without any problems, but now im getting a message that the license is not valid.

Im in the process of moving everything over from WIn 7 to 10 to see if everything runs okay, so havent registered Win 10 yet, could this somehow be it ?

Thanks for reading :tu:

Ive just tested it on my Win10 laptop and it works fine. Ive never had SWorx on this machine before, so its definitely not a machine-specific license.

My license file is called SpectrumWorx2.0.0-2.9.9.SWLic so not quite the 'SWOSULic' you referred to, in case that has relecancd.

Might be a good idea to check the file in a text editor, make sure its human-readable starting

Code: Select all

<ProductData ProductName="SpectrumWorx"
in case its corrupt in some way.

Also, try rerunning the installer by running it as Administrator. I had a couple of issues with that on my previous Win7 install.
@whyterabbyt, thank you for your reply. It turns out, that im a complete moron! I went through my inbox and found a 4 year old coversation I had with Danijel from Little Endian, because I upgraded to own both OSX & Windows. What I completely forgot is, that I need to feed the Windows installation the OSX registration file before I use the Windows reg file I bought later on :dog: I just tried and im now up and running on Win 10 :party: HUGE relief :phones:

CinningBao
KVRAF
1803 posts since 15 Apr, 2004 from Capital City, UK

Re: SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:29 am

I was just going to mention the two-stage license thing - I have to do the same for each new machine/install of SW2. Glad you got sorted!

Happy Mangling!

mcbpete
KVRian
1310 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 pm

Wait, what's the two-stage licensing? I've got the SWLic file backed up with the installer, is that license unique to each machine ?

I've not installed it for a few years so can't remember the process - Just concerned that with it now being abandoned that if I'm to get a new machine in new the future I won't be able to use it...

CinningBao
KVRAF
1803 posts since 15 Apr, 2004 from Capital City, UK

Re: SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:39 pm

I think it only applied if you upgraded, as I did, from a Win license to a multi-platform license. You should be ok otherwise.

mcbpete
KVRian
1310 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:27 am

Phew, cool - Thanks :)

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KVRAF
3054 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: SpectrumWorx registration file is not working on new installation

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:29 pm

mcbpete wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Wait, what's the two-stage licensing? I've got the SWLic file backed up with the installer, is that license unique to each machine ?
Nope. I had it installed 3 times in the past, on different machines over time. Never been a problem and still using it! (What still a precious gem, especially now since it's discontinued. Never been able to find anything else like it yet)
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