Deactivating a Stand-Alone SOLIDWORKS License

Over time computer hardware gets old, and as a result it needs to be replaced. Although new gear can be exciting, it comes with the hassle of transferring your software. When we change the hardware running SOLIDWORKS, be it a client with a stand-alone license or a server running the SolidNetWork License Manager, it will require us to deactivate the serial number used for the installation.

In this blog post, I’ll give you step-by-step directions on how to deactivate your SOLIDWORKS license.PART 1: Deactivating a Stand-Alone License (SOLIDWORKS Installed)PART 2: Deactivating a Network License on a SolidNetWork License Manager Server (SOLIDWORKS License Manager Installed)PART 3: Deactivating a Stand-Alone License or Network License (SOLIDWORKS Product UninstalledPART 1: Deactivating a Stand-Alone License (SOLIDWORKS Installed)

STEP 1: Open the latest version of SOLIDWORKS installed on your computer. This can be done using the Desktop Shortcut or the Start Menu.

STEP 2: Select the Help Menu then Deactivate Licenses


STEP 3: Choose Select All from the SOLIDWORKS Product Activation Window, verify the e-mail address is correct, and hit Next.


STEP 4: Upon successful completion, a window should appear stating the Deactivation Succeeded. Select Finish.


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