Returning & Transferring a Local License

If you want to use a license on a different machine, you must first return it. Then, you can activate it on another machine using the same procedure as you did the first time you activated it.

Likewise, if you intend to re-install your operating system or to reset it to its default state, you must first return your license so that you are able to activate it again after you have reinstalled the product.

If you have a subscription license, a perpetual license or any other type of local, non-server license, you can return it by following the steps in the following sections:

NOTEIf you have a server license, please see Returning a Server License instead.
IMPORTANTA license cannot be returned more than 5 times in a 48 hours period. Hence, it is recommended to avoid transferring your license frequently.