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ilok machine-based licenses - what happens if the computer is formatted?
Old 23rd November 2015
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ilok machine-based licenses - what happens if the computer is formatted?

I can't seem to find any info about this online... for ilok licenses which can be located on a computer as well as a physical ilok (e.g. Soundtoys 5), what happens to the machine-based license if the computer is formatted/stolen/whatever while the license is still on there? Is it recoverable, or is it just gone?
Old 23rd November 2015
Gear Nut

Gone AFAIK, not recoverable unless dev assign you new ones. Have not heard otherwise unless things has changed since. I personally don't use machine auth just for that reason, can't buy ZDT for computer auth
Old 23rd November 2015
For machine iLok authorizations, you're supposed to have a username/password on, You can see your machine licenses there. Ideally, you're supposed to deactivate your license before formatting, but I'm pretty sure you can contact the company you bought the plugins from and have it fixed, or ilok themselves.
Old 23rd November 2015
Gear Addict

Hmmm, given ilok's stance with lost hardware iloks (i.e. the dongle *is* the license, tough luck, go buy another license), I wouldn't assume anything when it comes to machine-based licenses...
Old 23rd November 2015
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The best machine based system is waves and Plug-in alliance you can wipe out/transfer/move authorizations even if your format out your machine.
I maybe wrong but I don't see that option in the ILM
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