When you start Minitab 16 or Quality Companion 3, you may get the error, Cannot retrieve license information. Make sure the product is properly installed.
Trying to run an incompatible version of the software on Windows 8.1 may result in this error. You need Minitab 188.8.131.52 or Quality Companion 3.3.6 or later. To update to the latest version of the software, you need to manually start the Software Update Manager.
Double-click on SoftwareManager.exe to start it.
For Quality Companion 3, the Software Update Manager is located at C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11. The ProgramData folder is hidden by default. Double-click on ISUSPM.exe to start it.
If this error still occurs after you update to the latest version of the software, go to Topic ID 2614.