No valid license has been found on this computer


All of a sudden I’m starting to get this error message:

No valid license has been found on this computer.
WaveLab 8.5 cannot be started.

I’ve tried a different USB slot, installed the latest elicenser software etc. Hitting OK then crashes Wavelab and it hangs. I have to force quit and then reboot. The Mac reboots but then hangs on a black screen…until I physically unplug the dongle. It then boots up fine. Inserting the dongle again means it works. For about a day. Then it happens again. Any ideas? Faulty dongle maybe? It is pretty old.

Sounds like your dongle is going bad. Just get a new one, the newer models seem less prone to dying like this too.

I had the same problem. I just installed WaveLab Pro 9.5 for the first time. Using the same dongle I use for Cubase Pro 9.5, I received the same error.
“No valid license has been found on this computer. WaveLab 9.5 cannot be started”. I was assuming Wavelab would recognize the dongle and walk me through activation. WaveLab was seeing the dongle, but was looking for an activated eLincense on the dongle. I was able to resolve the issue by using the eLicenser Control Center. When the control center opened, I ran the synchronization and maintenance wizard. Then I ran the eLicense Download Wizard which challenged me for the activation code to complete the download. Once I entered the activation code, the WaveLab license was downloaded and added to the dongle. Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

i had registered my license on my steinberg account on but in my steinberg account only cubase can be dowloaded from the downloads sections in my prodeucts. I had downloaded some of the VST instuments like The Grand 3, HALion 6 and Wavelab Pro 9.5 using the Steinberg Download Assistant but i am unabl to use them. Whenever i open any of these the message is prompted.

Do you have the licenses for these titles showing in the e-Licenser software? Because that’s where the software will look when you start the VSTs. If you have activation keys for the mentioned VST instruments, they should be entered into the e-Licenser software.