Cubase requests activation every time

Hi, I just bought Cubase 10 Pro, so I’m a noob when it comes to using an USB e-Licenser. The problem is that every time I try to open Cubase, it says that it needs activation, so it requests the Activation Code, and then the license. Today it realized that I used the same Activation Code and it won’t work anymore. Please help, I really need it. Thanks!

Hi and welcome,

First of all, be aware of two different terms here: Activation and Registration.

Activation has to be done in the eLCC application. You click to the Enter Activation Code button and download the license. Then the license is stored on the USB-eLicenser and Cubase is Activated.

After the start, Cubase asks you to Register. It has some advantages to do so (for example in case your USB-eLicenser would become lost or stolen). You should register your USB-eLicenser (and Cubase on it) in your MySteinberg account. In Cubase, you can then click Already Registered and you will not see this message anymore.