SDL licence still "in use" despite having returned it
Thread poster: Olaf Reibedanz

Olaf Reibedanz  Identity Verified
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Jan 8, 2014

Dear colleagues,

A couple of weeks ago I reinstalled the operating system (Windows 7) on my computer. Before I did so, I returned my Studio licence (by clicking on the corresponding menu option) and got the message: "You successfully deactivated SDL Studio" (or something like that).

However, when I go to the SDL homepage and log into "My SDL" in order to download the program and install it, it says that my licence is still in use. I don't understand this. Since I returned the licence, should the licence not be available?

Has anybody else ever experienced this problem?

Kind regards,



Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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Welcome to the club ... Jan 8, 2014

¡Hola! I am experiencing the same problem right now, excepting that my license is for Freelance Plus edition. Therefore, I have not one but two PCs where TRADOS does not operate. At least I have DéjàVu for working on the sdlxliff and ttx files.

Y ahora, ¿quién podrá defendernos?icon_mad.gif



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