What does it mean to authorize/unlock Live, and how do I authorize/unlock Live?

  • Live Versions: ALL
  • Operating System: ALL

Live uses a challenge/response copy protection and authorization process unique to each computer. 

Authorizing online

Live starts up your default browser and sends your serial number and hardware code to our servers. After a short check with the license on your account, a positive response is sent back and the software is authorized.

Authorizing off line

The hardware code is entered manually and the authorization file can be downloaded to any computer with access to the internet. The authorization file can then be transferred to the off line computer, for example using a USB drive.

For more details please see our authorize/unlock instructions.