You don’t need USB-eLicenser for Cubase Elements. Cubase Elements license can be (and it is by default) stored at the Soft-eLicenser.
1.1 If you use Soft-eLicenser number, the machine has to be connected to the internet at the moment of Activation the license.
1.2 If you use USB-eLicenser, you can activate the license at any other (internet connected) computer and then just plug it in to the computer with your Cubase.
2.1 If you use Soft-eLicenser, you have to Reactivate the license to the new hard-drive/system.
2.2 If you use USB-eLicenser, you don’t have to do anything special. Just keep the USB-eLicenser plugged in. The license is still there (on the USB-eLicenser).
To do this, you have to use the USB-eLicenser and transfer the license on it.
in response to the OP’s question you say that a USB dongle is not required for elements 10.5.
Is this the case for LE AI Elements 10.5? I’m not sure if it is the same product or not. I purchased an upgrade from 6.5
I have raised a totally unanswered support ticket on the 23rd November to try and sort the upgrade issue I have.
When I try and run the 10.5 version it says No Valid Licence found. When I try to Start Licence Activation, it accepts the Activation Code, shows it as an upgrade from Various versions of Elements to 10.5 but then it shows “No licence to upgrade selectable”.
Really frustrated with the lack of response - just totally ignored by support.
Cubase LE AI Elements is one executable.Based on the license, Cubase LE or AI or Elements starts. All of these licenses are stored in the Soft-eLicenser by default and you don’t need a USB-eLicenser.
If you upgrade from other license, you have to get the other license activated in your eLCC application first. So first activate the “old” Cubase, please. If you have activated the old Cubase to other computer already, Reactivate this license to the “new” computer first, please. Then you can use the upgrade activation code.
Btw, did you buy an upgrade from Cubase Elements 6.5 (or other Cubase derivative)?
The Upgrade is on the same PC as the LE6 (Build 6.07) installation. I tried going from the help menu in the LE installation to the Registration. This appears to have gone through ok and after the database is updated, the eLC version 184.108.40.2068 shows both the Keys and the HDD symbols in the eLicencers column, not greyed-out. In the Licenses column there’s a CUBASE LE6 Steinberg SeL not greyed-out, with a key symbol. Above that are 2 items in red that are expired demos .
So, when I click to add activation code, it accepts the code as legitimate & then brings me back to the “select licene to upgrade” screen and tells me there are none available hen I click the Key icon - the Upgradable licenses is blank in the right hand column.
The HDD Icon is now greyed-out with a NO-ENTRY symbol superimposed, and the CUBASE LE in the right-hand pane is similarly greyed out with the no-entry symbol over it. The only apparent difference now is the Licences pane says 5 application instances now.
The Upgrade Licenses button is greyed-out and the warning Diamond says to connect the USB eLicenser.
When launching LE6 i get an error message about no valid license found for: Production Grooves, (x2), Analog Techno, Blockbuster, Hip-hop vault & 5 others which I can click OK.
If I could get a response from Steinberg, I might be able to get a refund first, but with absolutely zero response since the 23rd Nov, I’m not optimistic and less than keen to spend any further with them…
You mentioned Asknet; I can’t find any link to it on the site - do you have a link please?