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Is a CD copy necessary when buying Trados?
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Lin Yang  Identity Verified
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Apr 26, 2005

Urgent, waiting online. Hello, everyone. I am about to purchase the Trados. But a little hesitated on whether to have a CD copy after I download the software online. I thought the CD would make it easy to reinstall if anything happens to my computer. But the cost will be 150 USD more for adding it. So, I am still deciding. Any suggestion? Should I spend 150 USD for the CD copy? Or just go with the download?

Thanks in advance.


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Burn it Apr 26, 2005

Just download the file and burn it on your own CD-R. Trados is updated quite often, so the printed CD would be outdated soon anyway.

You can download Trados again whenever you need. What you need to look after is your softkey license or dongle.


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Lin Yang  Identity Verified
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Thank you so much, Hynek. Apr 26, 2005

This is exactly what I need to know. And what do you mean I should look after my softkey and dangle? anthing I should keep in mind particularly? At the same time, I will have access to these relevent and important info after I purchase the software, right?
Again, thanks for your kindly help.


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Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
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no dongle any more Apr 26, 2005

gladbeach wrote:

This is exactly what I need to know. And what do you mean I should look after my softkey and dangle? anthing I should keep in mind particularly? At the same time, I will have access to these relevent and important info after I purchase the software, right?
Again, thanks for your kindly help.


Hi Gladbeach,

Just make sure you keep any information Trados sends you - codes, etc. - if anything happens to your computer, and you still have the codes, you can download Trados again.

There used to be a hardware 'dongle' (a USB device I think) that they'd send you in order for the software to work, but they don't do this any more.

regards
Angela
(participated in the Group Buy this week!)


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Dongle Apr 26, 2005

It's exactly as Angela says. Dongle is a small USB device acting as a hardware key. Recently, sofkey licensing was introduced and the dongle was replaced with license files (software keys). More information:
http://www.translationzone.com/sublink.asp?ID=641

Loosing the dongle was bad, because no replacement was possible. I don't know what happens if you accidentally delete the license file - maybe somebody will explain.


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Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
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You can download again Apr 26, 2005

I just got a new laptop so rather than transferring the files I donwloaded them again. Just keep the details so you can access the download files.

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Lin Yang  Identity Verified
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Thans, everyone. Really appreciate. Apr 26, 2005

I guess I will just get the download version. Is it true that you will not have access to the download file until two days after you pay?

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Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
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depends Apr 26, 2005

gladbeach wrote:

I guess I will just get the download version. Is it true that you will not have access to the download file until two days after you pay?


It depends how long your payment takes to clear - I paid yesterday and was able to download this morning.


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Lin Yang  Identity Verified
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thx, Angela. Apr 26, 2005

So you got it from the group buy yesterday? I missed it by hours. Have you tried it yet? Do you like it?

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I have one Trados Freelance 6.5 for sale right now, English/Spanish May 9, 2005

gladbeach wrote:

Urgent, waiting online. Hello, everyone. I am about to purchase the Trados. But a little hesitated on whether to have a CD copy after I download the software online. I thought the CD would make it easy to reinstall if anything happens to my computer. But the cost will be 150 USD more for adding it. So, I am still deciding. Any suggestion? Should I spend 150 USD for the CD copy? Or just go with the download?

Thanks in advance.


[Edited at 2005-05-09 18:23]


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hedsonia  Identity Verified
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If you did not buy your Trados yet, I have one for sale right now May 9, 2005

gladbeach wrote:

Urgent, waiting online. Hello, everyone. I am about to purchase the Trados. But a little hesitated on whether to have a CD copy after I download the software online. I thought the CD would make it easy to reinstall if anything happens to my computer. But the cost will be 150 USD more for adding it. So, I am still deciding. Any suggestion? Should I spend 150 USD for the CD copy? Or just go with the download?

Thanks in advance.




I have a Trados 6.5 for sale with dongle, 2 CD and tech support contract for 8 more months and a a large manual


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Alvin Liu  Identity Verified
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USB? May 30, 2005

Hynek Palatin wrote:
Dongle is a small USB device acting as a hardware key.


Is there a USB dongle?
my dongle is attached to my PC's parallel port, so it is not a USB device.


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