What is an activation?

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When you install Lightning on your PC, you have to enter a license code. This happens automatically when you request a free trial. When you purchase a floating or PC-bound license, we email you a serial number.

Lightning creates an activation for your PC when you enter your serial and click Register. This means that Lightning stores your hardware fingerprint on our license server and creates a license file on your PC.

Lightning compares this file with the data on our license server when it starts up.

This is how Lightning makes sure your license is still valid. We also detect when a user tampered with the file.

Can I have one activation or multiple ones?

For trials, you can have only one activation.

Lightning floating licenses have unlimited activations. There is a default limit, but please contact us and we can increase this number for you.

PC-bound licenses support one activation per purchased license. When you purchase 3 seats, you receive one license key that you can activate on three computers.