If you have purchased or downloaded Cubase 7 software from Steinberg, you will need to activate it with an activation code. Activation codes are unique codes that allow you to download and store the license for your software on your computer or a USB-eLicenser (dongle). In this article, we will show you how to get and use an activation code for Cubase 7.
An activation code is a 32-digit code that you receive from Steinberg when you buy or download Cubase 7 software. The activation code is used to activate your software in the eLicenser Control Center (eLCC), which is a utility that manages your licenses. The eLCC is installed automatically with your Cubase 7 software.
How to Get an Activation Code?
There are different ways to get an activation code for Cubase 7, depending on how you obtained your software:
Boxed software: If you have received your Cubase 7 software in a box, it includes a Download Access Code printed on a sheet (Essential Product License Information). When you redeem the Download Access Code in the Steinberg Download Assistant, an activation code will be automatically generated and used to download and activate your license.
Software downloads: If you have purchased Cubase 7 software as a download from the Steinberg online shop, you will receive a confirmation email. The email includes either an activation code or a Download Access Code. If you have a Download Access Code, you need to redeem it in the Steinberg Download Assistant to get an activation code.
Reactivation: If you have already activated Cubase 7 software on another computer or after reinstalling your operating system, you can request a new activation code by performing a reactivation in your MySteinberg account. You will need to enter your Soft-eLicenser number and your registered email address to receive a new activation code by email.
How to Use an Activation Code?
Once you have an activation code for Cubase 7, you can use it to activate your software in the eLCC. Here are the steps to follow:
Install your Cubase 7 software. If there is an update available, install it as well.
Open the eLCC. You will find it under 'Program Files' (Windows) or 'Applications' (Mac OS X).
Apply the 'Maintenance & Online Synchronisation' by clicking on 'Perform Maintenance Tasks' (or click on the 'Maintenance' button at the top right if not shown).
Click on 'Enter Activation Code' and enter your activation code in the field.
Select the Soft-eLicenser (hard disk) or the USB-eLicenser (dongle) where you want to store your license and click on 'Download License'.
Wait until the license download is completed and close the eLCC.
Start Cubase 7 and enjoy all its features.
If you have any problems with activating your Cubase 7 software, please visit the Steinberg support website for more information and assistance. 29c81ba772