Topic ID 2593

How do I move my license of Minitab or Companion by Minitab to another computer?

The Move License feature allows a single-user license of a Minitab desktop product to be moved to a new computer without having to contact Technical Support. It deactivates the license on the current computer and generates a new product key to use on a new computer.

To move a license, perform the following steps:

Move a license in Minitab 19 or Minitab 18

  1. Start Minitab.
  2. Choose Help > About.
  3. Click Move License.
  4. Select Yes to confirm that you want to deactivate Minitab on the current computer.
  5. Select Save to text file to save the product key to a location on your computer.
  6. Activate Minitab on a new computer using the same product key.

Move a license in Companion by Minitab

  1. Start Companion by Minitab.
  2. From the Backstage menu, choose Help.
  3. Under License Information, click Move License.
  4. Select Yes to confirm that you want to deactivate Companion by Minitab on the current computer.
  5. Select Save to text file to save the product key to a location on your computer.
  6. Activate Companion by Minitab on a new computer using the same product key.

Move a license in Minitab 17

  1. Start Minitab 17.
  2. Choose Help > Licensing to start the Single-User License Utility.
  3. Select Move.
  4. Select Yes to confirm that you want to deactivate Minitab 17 on the current computer.
  5. Select Save to text file to save the product key to a location on your computer.
  6. Activate Minitab 17 on a new computer using the same product key.

If you purchased an upgrade version, the new key produced by Move License will also be an upgrade key. Therefore, you must install and activate a previous version of Minitab on the new computer prior to using the new key.

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