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Activation of old versions of ACT

Copper Super Contributor
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Country: United States

Activation of old versions of ACT

Can't activate ACT Pro 13 on new computer. Is there a way around this? It must be something internal to program.

Platinum Elite Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Activation of old versions of ACT

That version can't be activated anymore. You need to upgrade to the latest version.
Roy Laudenslager
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Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 86
Country: United States

Re: Activation of old versions of ACT

I'll have to give up ACT; the new versions are ponderous and overkill, and expensive for my use. I don't understand how a company can take away my rights to use of my property.

Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: Activation of old versions of ACT

Read the license agreement. You don't own the program.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Activation of old versions of ACT

You may have missed the information about the ACT licence changes at the start of the year.

 

Swiftpage had an agreement with Protexis that registered and enabled the ACT licence. The software for this is included in the ACT installation files.

 

Protexis stopped enabling ACT software at the beginning of this year so any new installations cannot be registered for older versions of ACT. #

 

Swiftpage have brought out an alternative licencing system and a patch that will update any ACT program from V 18 and newer.

 

This does bring into question why Swiftpage have not patched earlier versions as it renders perpetual licences obsolete before ACT V18

 

Does not help you much but thought I would at least explain what has happened and why.

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 86
Country: United States

Re: Activation of old versions of ACT

Thanks, does anyone else think this is outrageous?

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 86
Country: United States

Re: Activation of old versions of ACT

I understand, but I do have a license, and I presumed it was not terminable at will.