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[4] Studio One 6: Software Activation (Offline Computer)

Studio One 6 Offline Activation


Offline Activation does not allow for self-activation without contact from PreSonus. We will need you to do this process manually to make contact with us over another system and then bring that approval back to the offline computer. 


To do this, you will need a USB flash drive (or other portable data storage device), a written copy of your Product Key and Activation Code.


**Please download the Studio One installer to an online computer. Then, move the Studio One installer onto a USB drive, and transfer the installer to the computer that is offline. Then, install Studio One on the offline computer.


If the computer on which Studio One has been installed to is not connected to the Internet, click [Activate Offline] at the bottom of the Studio One Activation window.

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Please write down the 16 character Activation Code some place you can easily retrieve it.



Now, go to some place that has access to the internet, (i.e. your friends house, your parents house, the library, coffee shop, etc.)


Log in your account. 

  1. Select the [Products] tab.
  2. Select the [All] button in your user account to view your registered software listings. 
  3. Clicking either the Studio One icon, or the arroewe.jpg arrow, will open the Studio One product page. 



  1. Once you are on the Studio One downloads page, click [Offline Activation] (as shown below). 



Click [Activate Software]



The next window will prompt you to enter the Activation Code.

  1. Enter the Activation Code that you wrote down earlier. 
  2. You may also enter a computer name to help you keep track of your five allowed activations.
  3. When finished, click the [Activate] button. 



Now, back at your Software View Details screen;

  1. Click [Offline Activation]
  2. Then click [Download License] to download your User License file.  

***If you have activated this copy of Studio One prior, you will see both the activate software and download license buttons.  You will still need to press "Activate Software" to enter your computer name and Studio One Activation Code that you received from the program to activate.  You can then press the "Download License" button and download the new license.



Type in a name for the license file, then save the Offline License to your computer. 

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Save this file to some sort of external media (such as USB flash drive), and then copy the file to the computer on which Studio One is installed.


Note:  If you get an error saying "Access Denied" when downloading the license, clear your browser cache and try again or try it with another different web browser.


Launch Studio One, and navigate to the Studio One menu again.  Select [Studio One Activation...].



At the bottom of the Studio One activation menu, click [Activate Offline].

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Then, press the [Select License File...] button to navigate your file browser to the USB thumb drive location where your registration file is located.



You can also drag and drop the downloaded license file on to the Studio One Activation Window, which will also offline activate Studio One.


Once this is complete you will see the following window:







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