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  • How do I transfer or register my StreetDeck license?

    To register your copy of StreetDeck after purchasing it from the mp3car.com store, go here: http://www.streetdeck.com/register.php

    To transfer your already registered copy of StreetDeck to another computer, go here: http://www.streetdeck.com/transfer.php
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  • #2
    It's quite disturbing that after paying for the software, that we can only transfer the software from one computer to another (or upgrading some hardware component on a current computer that changes the machine code generated) a couple of times. I should be able to do this as many times as i want, whether it be a streak of bad luck on bad hard drives, or some other component in the system that invalidates the registration code. After all, i did purchase the software. Seems more like a variable lease rather than a software purchase that should remain mine indefinitely. There's gotta be a way to administer the validity of the software owned. Should i be at fault if my harddrive burned up? Or if my computer got stolen? Perhaps a model that requires re-validating the license every so often via internet by the computer running SD, to make sure that the software is not running on more than one computer. I may be so lucky to have a perfect running computer that will never have any harware components fail, or i may have a streak of bad luck and have two hard drives go bad on me in the next month, that would require me to pay another $200 for the SD software that i just payed for? Sounds painful.

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    • #3
      Yes, I agree with Dannydxd on this one.

      I play a lot with hardware, to much actually, and this is not good.

      I was on the point of buying, now I guess I will wait for this anomaly to be fixed.

      You guys can use the same method as Travroute Copilot for example, where the system hardware generates an onetime installation code, you can also make an onetime uninstallation code, then you would know the s/ware was uninstalled.

      You can have a s/ware counter inside your application that will allow a code to be used only once, next time a new code has to be generated....

      Why should we pay for this ommission?

      If you can rectify this problem, I will get onboard, if not, well then you have lost another potential client

      Kind regards,
      MrBean
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      • #4
        This has been answered several times already. You can automatically generate a registration code 3 times. After that you have to call the store and talk to a customer service representative who can generate another code for you.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by god_of_cpu View Post
          This has been answered several times already. You can automatically generate a registration code 3 times. After that you have to call the store and talk to a customer service representative who can generate another code for you.
          Sorry Chuck. Perhaps my lengthy rant confused you. In a nutshell, i was merely saying that if my computer's machine code changed due to one or more components in my computer having to be replaced, is it fair that after 3 hardware related failures, hence 3 registration transfers, i have to pay another $200 for software i already purchased? Yes, i understand that we're only allowed 3 transfers, but that model just is not fair to the unlucky people already frustrated from components in their system that failed on them and rendered StreetDeck software invalid, due to machine code change (say after a hard drive is replaced, or whatever it is your software checks).

          I/We as purchasers of your software are entitled to have this software forever, and should not have to be punished because of a hardware failure completely out of our control.

          I'm asking that the model should be changed on registration validity somehow.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by god_of_cpu View Post
            This has been answered several times already. You can automatically generate a registration code 3 times. After that you have to call the store and talk to a customer service representative who can generate another code for you.
            Originally posted by dannydxd View Post
            is it fair that after 3 hardware related failures, hence 3 registration transfers, i have to pay another $200 for software i already purchased?
            The way I read it you shouldn't have to pay more money for a new license. But you will have to speak to a customer service representative who can generate a new code for you. If a customer service representative sees repeat offenders, or a particular key doing the rounds they have the opportunity to smell a rat.

            This is very similar to the licensing policy of XP OEM which allows you a number of hardware changes before requiring re-activation. I had to re-activate XP OEM after my drive died and I re-installed. I didn't have to pay another load of money for a new license.
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            • #7
              The way I read it you shouldn't have to pay more money for a new license. But you will have to speak to a customer service representative who can generate a new code for you. If a customer service representative sees repeat offenders, or a particular key doing the rounds they have the opportunity to smell a rat.

              This is very similar to the licensing policy of XP OEM which allows you a number of hardware changes before requiring re-activation. I had to re-activate XP OEM after my drive died and I re-installed. I didn't have to pay another load of money for a new license.
              I understood it like this, but it seems if you change your hardware regularly, ie more than 3x, you will have to buy a new license?

              The shop will not see me as I will be calling them - so how can anyone make the call to "think" that a certain key is doing the rounds.

              As mentioned, CoPilot GPS software has a failsafe way (to protect both buyer and seller) on how to do this.

              You install software on a specific device, it gives you an activation code (based on your hardware profile) that will be generated by a database. Then, if you want to transfer the license, you can, where you will be requested to online de-activate the installation, it will generate another code wich will then be verified by the online database once more.

              After this you are free to install it on the next machine, using the same procedure. Much cleaner, and easier for me, the enduser to activate/re-activate as many times as I like! And much better for the software developer who doesn't get his software pirated
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mrbean_phillip View Post
                The shop will not see me as I will be calling them - so how can anyone make the call to "think" that a certain key is doing the rounds.
                Because there will be a lot of calls about the same key. I would consider this unusual.
                Old Systems retired due to new car
                New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                • #9
                  Because there will be a lot of calls about the same key. I would consider this unusual
                  And I would not, seeing as I change hardware on a nearly monthly basis

                  Read my above post to see where I am coming from.

                  Take care,
                  MrBean
                  F6 Tornado Project Log ; HP Blackbird Watercooled Server

                  Beta Tester for Centrafuse and 3dConnexion (No business affiliation with either)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mrbean_phillip View Post
                    And I would not, seeing as I change hardware on a nearly monthly basis
                    You can change your hardware and it won't reset. You can even format and reinstall windows and it will still work. The only thing the code is tied to is your harddrive. If you pull the harddrive out that the code is tied to, you will need a new one. Other then that you can change everything else. You can even add and remove hard drives as long as you keep the one you registered on in the system. You can even add your hard drive to a different system and your code will then work for that system.

                    The system was designed with upgrades in mind, even those who upgrade on a monthly basis shouldn't have much of a problem unless they throw out thier hard drive every month.
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                    Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
                    The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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                    • #11
                      Thanx Chuck, that clears it up for me.

                      With this in mind I can then order my copy of StreetDeck

                      Kind regards,
                      MrBean
                      F6 Tornado Project Log ; HP Blackbird Watercooled Server

                      Beta Tester for Centrafuse and 3dConnexion (No business affiliation with either)

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                      • #12
                        --- Found the answer ---

                        I've got a question. When I'm developing I'd like to work on my system that's in the house and not have to sit in the car. When I have something I like I'd then take the required files to the car and update the systsem. It seems to me that this would be a normal way to work.

                        Given that is there a way to do this without having to buy two copies of SD?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by N6BER View Post
                          --- Found the answer ---

                          I've got a question. When I'm developing I'd like to work on my system that's in the house and not have to sit in the car. When I have something I like I'd then take the required files to the car and update the systsem. It seems to me that this would be a normal way to work.

                          Given that is there a way to do this without having to buy two copies of SD?
                          There is no timeout when you run the developer enviornment. You don't ever need to register any development systems. Just install streetdeck on your home machine and only run it in development mode. Things like video playback and audio is muted when in development mode because of this, but everything else is fully functional.
                          StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
                          Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
                          The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by god_of_cpu View Post
                            You can change your hardware and it won't reset. You can even format and reinstall windows and it will still work. The only thing the code is tied to is your harddrive. If you pull the harddrive out that the code is tied to, you will need a new one. Other then that you can change everything else. You can even add and remove hard drives as long as you keep the one you registered on in the system. You can even add your hard drive to a different system and your code will then work for that system.

                            The system was designed with upgrades in mind, even those who upgrade on a monthly basis shouldn't have much of a problem unless they throw out thier hard drive every month.
                            So if I had Streetdeck installed on my laptop and then I upgraded to a larger a drive with a fresh windows install I could then install Streetdeck on the new system with new the drive and add the old drive with a usb enclosure and still be able to run Streetdeck with the existing hardware code as long as I kept the old drive hooked up? (I could have probably broken that up into several smaller sentences, but you guys get the point)

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                            • #15
                              You can change your hardware and it won't reset. You can even format and reinstall windows and it will still work. The only thing the code is tied to is your harddrive. If you pull the harddrive out that the code is tied to, you will need a new one. Other then that you can change everything else. You can even add and remove hard drives as long as you keep the one you registered on in the system. You can even add your hard drive to a different system and your code will then work for that system.

                              The system was designed with upgrades in mind, even those who upgrade on a monthly basis shouldn't have much of a problem unless they throw out thier hard drive every month.
                              I don't think this applies if you have your drives in a raid. I have two 150GB hard drives in raid 0 and have to call in for a new registration code anytime I reinstall StreetDesk
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