Errors Caused by Reinstalling an Operating System

Autodesk Stand-Alone Licensing

Errors Caused by Reinstalling an Operating System

If you reinstall your operating system on the computer where your Autodesk license resides, the license might fail. You won't be able to use your product.

To resolve a license error in this case, you must reactivate your product. See Register and Activate an Autodesk Product.

To prevent a license error when you reinstall an operating system

  1. Locate the following folder, and make a backup copy.

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Software Licenses

  2. Reinstall the operating system.
  3. Paste the license folder to the same location from which you originally copied the folder (in step 1).

    You can now run your Autodesk product.