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Old 05-31-2014, 06:18 PM
pbmeese pbmeese is offline
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Default Requesting New Authorization Code for replacement Ilok


I recently lost my Ilok that activates my PT 10 LE. I purchased a new one from Guitar Center and downloaded the temporary code to activate PT. The temp code that came with my new Ilok is now expired. I went to Avid.com to request a new PT activation code and could not find (or somehow overlooked) any way to submit a request. I have active Avid and Ilok accounts. Is there a quick way to request and receive a new activation code for my new Ilok?

I also hope to remain on PT 10 and not be forced to upgrade to 11.

This is my first thread although I've been a PT user for 10 years now. Does any one have a solution to this problem? Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: Requesting New Authorization Code for replacement Ilok

In order to get a permanent replacement license, you need to start by reporting the iLok as lost or stolen at iLok.com

From the Support FAQ in the forum header:
What should I do if my iLok is lost or stolen?
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: Requesting New Authorization Code for replacement Ilok

And you won't be able to upgrade to PT11 without getting your replacement PT10 licence, because the upgrade process requires your old licence to be surrendered before your new licence gets deposited onto your iLok.

You might want to consider iLok's ZDT (Zero Downtime) service for the future. For a fairly smallannual fee, iLok will supply you with a new permanent licence, free of charge, if your iLok is lost/stolen in the future.

It works by requiring you to connect to iLok.com at least once every 90 days with your iLok attached to the computer to validate it. If you don't connect in that timescale, the licences stop working until you do connect.

New permanent licences can be issued if you have ZDT cover because, if someone gets your lost/stolen iLok, it will stop working after a maximum of 90 days, assuming they don't know your iLok.com login details. So the companies you bought software from will let iLok issue new replacement licences to you.
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