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  • Tue, Dec 21 2021 10:52 PM

    • Dave Miers
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    Cannot activate license after upgrading to 2021.12

    When I go to Avid Link, I get "License unavailable." When I try to manually activate, I get "Activation Failed. The number of activations exceeds the available entitlement limits." This also occurred on the previous upgrade. Is there a way to:

    1. Fix this so I can use Media Composer and not have these down days.

    2. License a different way so that this never, ever occurs again.


    Thanks in advance

  • Wed, Dec 22 2021 5:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Cannot activate license after upgrading to 2021.12

    Hi Dave Miers,

    The first thing I would try is making sure Avid Link is up to date. The current version is 2012.12.1. If it is, next I'd try deactivating and reactivating your license. If that doesn't work, you should create a case on the MyAvid support portal and someone will get to you asap.  If you don't get anywhere with them, send an email to Chris Bové (  He is Avid's customer advocate, and can help you.
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  • Wed, Dec 22 2021 3:52 PM In reply to

    • Jailer
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    Re: Cannot activate license after upgrading to 2021.12



    The new Avid Link forces you to deactivate the software on one machine to activate it on another, those of us who used a license for two computers have to pay for an additional license. Good news comes from Avid in tough times, great Avid!

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  • Thu, Dec 23 2021 4:21 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: Cannot activate license after upgrading to 2021.12

    Happy holidays Jailer

    Im not sure how you were able to use one license on 2 systems symultaneously but that isnt suppose to happen.  while you can install the software on as many computers as you want, you can only have one activated.

    That is outlined in the terms of the software license found here:

    This has always been the way it was and if you got it to work differently somehow then you were lucky for a while.



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