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How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

The Alignex Team on August 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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If a user needs to modify an install because of a new serial number or a different product, there are a few steps to follow to help make it a smooth transition. This guide will take a step by step approach to changing the license number or adding/removing the programs in a SOLIDWORKS install.

From SOLIDWORKS:

If adding an additional license number for a different product skip to step 3.

STEP 1: Navigate to the help drop-down menu to the right of Window and select Deactivate or Transfer depending on the Version of SOLIDWORKS:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 2: Enter your email address if needed and click Next. Upon successful deactivation and  transfer, click Finish:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 3: Navigate to your Start menu and click Control Panel:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 4: From the Control Panel, select Uninstall a Program:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 5: Select SOLIDWORKS and click Change:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 6: Select the Modify the Individual Installation option and click Next:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 7: Enter the SOLIDWORKS License Key (and any others) and click Next:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 8: Verify desired products are selected and click Next:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 9: Select Modify Now (unless changes are desired):

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 10: If a server search window pops up, choose Yes:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

STEP 11: To complete the process, click Finish:

How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

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