13 Mar Gig Performer – licenses, activation and moving to a new computer.
As of Gig Performer 3.x, when you purchase a license, we allow it to be activated three times.
The cost of Gig Performer is not based on the number of possible activations, it is based on a “per user” license. It is unfortunate but necessary to control how many times GP can be installed to reduce piracy, hence the requirement for activation.
The “up to three computers” activation is a courtesy for the user who might want to install Gig Performer on their studio machine to prepare their shows, on their laptop for a tour and then on a second laptop as a backup for their tour in case their main laptop breaks down. As musicians, this is what we would want for ourselves.
If you need to reformat your hard drive or you want to move a Gig Performer license from one computer to another (assuming they’re both running the same OS) you will first need to deactivate one of your licenses. Your computers must be connected to the internet for these operations.
Simply click on the Help menu in Gig Performer (see image below) and click the menu item, “Your license is activated – Click to deactivate”. This “releases” one of your activations and Gig Performer will no longer run on that computer. You can then install Gig Performer on another computer and use the activation code you received when you purchased Gig Performer to activate the new installation.