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    Dongle Revisited

    Hey folks, 

    I did a quick search but didn't find the answer I was looking for.  Hopefully someone has a quick one for me.

    I started a new job this week and part of my onboarding was a new MacBook Pro.  I'll be splitting my time on that and my home system which still has USB ports for the dongle.  Obviously, the MacBook does not.  Yes, I can use the adapter but it's clunky.  Third World problem I know, but the OCD makes me twitch.  Anyway, in the old days of software activation you had to call or otherwise transfer a licenses between two machines if you only had one license.  Is this still the case?  Do the automatically phone home and if one machine is working the other will not?  How is this handled now?

     

    Thanks in advance, 

     

    Dave

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  • Thu, Jun 4 2020 6:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Dongle Revisited

    If you have a software license you can deactivate on machine A and then reactivate on machine B

     

    Then deactivate on B and reactivate on A. 

    But unlike Adobe you can't do that in the cloud

     

    If you forget to deactivate machine A you can't do tgst from machine B. 

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