When you purchase a software program (AKA app) whether it be downloading it online or purchasing a disk containing the software program, many times it will come with an activation code. This may also be called a serial number or product key but in essence it is the same thing. It is a code that will allow you to complete the installation of a program and get the full benefits of it. I have had a few occasions where a program had to be reinstalled whether it be on a new computer or on the same computer. To complete the installation, I needed to have the installation code. For my own computer, I fortunately have these codes where I can readily find them if need be.
I have had instances when working with clients who had to reinstall Microsoft Office whether it be on a new computer or reinstall on an existing one. If they did not have the activation code, they would have to purchase Microsoft Office at a cost of over $100. They could have saved that money for something else had they had the activation code. I have used a program to get this activation code for products requiring one with mixed results. I have not succeeded at this 100% of the time. That said, what if your hard drive fails and you need to reinstall? This program would not work when I have had to do a factory restore due to a hard drive failure. There are at times ways around this. If the issue is with a Norton product and you have your log in information, you can usually get this information. So if you have created an online account related to a purchase of a software program, make sure you save the log in information for it as well.
So make it a small project and put the activation codes and necessary login information for your software in a safe place and as I say, “Not such a safe place that you forget where you put it.” And while you are at it, find your installation disks as well. More and more programs can be downloaded from the internet. You can get more programs that required an installation disk previously online but the installation disk is always a good place to start. Recently I was working with a client in Bayside who had an issue with her printer who did not have the installation disk for it. It was an old printer and I was not able to find online the printer drivers that were needed so keep those installation disks until you know that you will definitely not use the product it was intended for any longer.
If you wish to know more about storing activation codes or other technology issues I can be reached at (917) 572-3468 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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