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How to return your SMART Notebook activation to use the product key on another computer

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With the structure of SMART Notebook licenses, sometimes you will be required to return an activation key from a specific computer, allowing you to activate the software on an another computer.
There are several ways to return a software activation.  Choose the method that suits your requirements best.

Method 1 - Returning an activation on a single computer

You can return an activation key from a computer with SMART Notebook software still installed. Once these steps are complete, SMART Notebook will not open unless you have an activation key with valid maintenance.
  1. Open SMART Notebook software
  2. Select Help > Software Activation...
  3. Select the product key you wish to return and click Manage Selected Product Key...
  4. Select Return the product key so a different computer can use it and click Next.
  5. Select Submit request automatically. Select Submit request manually if you aren't online or if you are having connection issues.

Method 2 - Returning an activation by command line

This method allows you to return activation keys from multiple computers across your network or from an individual machine silently and remotely. SMART software is required to be installed for the command line to work.
  1. Run the following command:
    Windows computer: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SMART Technologies\SMART Product Update\activationwizard.exe" --puid education_bundle --m=4 --v=3 --return --pk NC-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXX
    Mac computer: Sudo /Library/Application\ Support/SMART\ Technologies/ --puid education_bundle --m=4 --v=3 --return --pk NC-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXX
First PublishedOctober 20, 2015
Last Updated
Operating SystemsWindows operating systems, Mac OS X operating system software
SMART Hardware
SMART SoftwareSMART Notebook 14 software, SMART Notebook 15 software



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