Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Creativity First

Frankenstraße 18 b
20097 Hamburg

Tel: +49 (0)40 210 35-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 210 35-300

Activation & Reactivation

You want to activate Steinberg software you've just installed?

Learn about the difference between activation and reactivation.

Activation

With an unsed activation code you can activate your software right after the installation.

After entering the code in the eLicenser Control Center (which will be installed along automatically with your Steinberg software), the license will be downloaded and stored on your computer or a connected USB-eLicenser (dongle).

If the license has already been stored on an USB-eLicenser, activation is neither necessary nor possible. In this case, it is sufficient to connect the USB-eLicenser after the installation has been completetd. 

Click the button below to read more on activation.

Reactivation

The reactivation allows for requesting new activation codes for already registered licenses.

This is necessary, if the initially received activation code has been used already and you need to activate a new installation of your software - for example, after you have switched to a new computer or in case the operating system has been reinstalled.

Exception: If the license is stored on an USB-eLicenser, activation is neither necessary nor possible. In this case, it is sufficient to connect the USB-eLicenser after the installation has been completetd. 

Click the button below to read more on reactivation.