Activate a trial license?

I want to activate a trial license but I don’t see an option for that in the Steinberg Activation Manager, do I have to wait for the trial to expire? That would be silly.

This is worded a bit confusingly. I assume that you purchased Nuendo 12 after trying the trial version? If so, the trial license will remain assigned to your account for now.

If you didn’t purchase it yet, you don’t have to wait for the trial to expire.

Thank you, sorry if it sounds confusing, not sure how else to word it. I downloaded the trial for Backbone, then purchased it on the discount that ends tomorrow. I went to activate it and there seems to be no way to do that until the trial expires, that strikes me as very odd.