8.5 trial version activation

i acquired 8.5 trial version’s download link via email with the activation code
however when trying to get the license on the elicense control center it does not let me download the license, because i don’t have a usb elicenser.
the only elicenser is the soft-elicenser bound to my computer, but it doesn’t let me select that.
so… do u have to have a elicenser?

Yes, it’s on he website of SB, the trail only works with a physical usb dongle.