More Steinberg Nonsense: "Verification Pending"


Clicking Activate does nothing. Why? What’s it there for?

Steinberg Download Assistant: * Enter the Download Access Code at the top left.

Where the hell do I get that? How about a hint? The one they emailed me? Why is it not in my account info? Why doesn’t that instruction tell us where to get it? Are we just supposed to know?

All I want to do is get some work done, but instead I’m dealing with this rabbit hole BS.

# My products

Cubase Elements 11 (Upgraded to Cubase 12 with Steinberg Licensing)

Activation status:Product activated on 01/10/2023

So, activated or not?


Registered Product Activation Code
01/10/2023 06:20 Cubase Elements 11 (Upgraded to Cubase 12 with Stei

So, registered or not?

When I enter my Download Access Code


Upgrade =


Continue =


What in the everloving fck is going on?

Why is this the experience Steinberg treats their customers to?

So did you insert your Dongle as the last picture says ?

The Elicenser Control Center is looking for the license you currently own to verify the update/upgrade. So if you open the ELC on its own, what licenses appear?

Does your license reside on a USB key? (as @Paul_Bryce indicated)