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Old 30th January 2013
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I recently Came Across the software for protools ten. Now i beleive that it is my mothers boyfriends software, but i installed it onto my computer everything checked out so far, but it says i need an ilok. Now if i were to just go and purchase the ilok. would i be able to use the software? or do i have to go out and purchase it again.
Old 30th January 2013
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You have to register your PT license with PACE and then you can transfer the license to an iLok. Was the software given to you?
Old 30th January 2013
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Sorry booooo. You won't be able to use the software as you will need to buy a license to put on your I-lok. Your mums boyfriend will likely already have used the purchased license.
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yes it was. I read in the license agreement,it said that the software can be installed on more then one computer, but cannot run off the same ilok, or can only be run at one time if it is going off the same one.
Old 30th January 2013
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if you want to use pro tools you need an ilok with the license on it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ Reynolds ➑️
if you want to use pro tools [legally] you need an ilok with the license on it.
Fixed that for ya.
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if i go buy a new ilok from guitar center, will it have the licenses on it?
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Originally Posted by booooo42 ➑️
if i go buy a new ilok from guitar center, will it have the licenses on it?
no

you need to buy the ilok and then buy the pro tools license to put on it.
Old 30th January 2013
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Did you check with your mothers boyfriend to see if he had the ilok for it.
L.
Old 30th January 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by booooo42 ➑️
I recently Came Across the software for protools ten. Now i beleive that it is my mothers boyfriends software, but i installed it onto my computer everything checked out so far, but it says i need an ilok. Now if i were to just go and purchase the ilok. would i be able to use the software? or do i have to go out and purchase it again.
The way iLok works - think of it as like a wallet for licenses.

The license is the whole value of the software - you can install it on as many computers as you like, but only run one copy at a time - and to do that you need the license (and thus the ilok to store it).

One ilok can hold many licenses, but on it's own it's just an empty wallet.

At the moment, you don't have anything except a freely available installer. To actually run PT, you need the iLok AND a license for PT, which you then load onto the iLok.

Ask your mum's BF if he's using his copy of PT, and if not can you borrow his iLok/license. If not - you really don't have anything to start from, if you want to use PT you have to buy it.

Is that clearer?
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