I lost my USB e-Licenser a while ago and I was given a new activation code which I used to download Cubase 8.5 Pro back in 2017, I have been using the dongle since but on my Steinberg it has been de-activated and there is no record of my copy of Cubase 8.5 Pro being registered to my name in My Steinberg, so it’s all a big mess at the moment I am not sure what happened on the back-end when I got my re-activation code in 2017 but things had been working fine so I did not realise there was an issue until I purchased the upgrade and could not upgrade due to the dongle being de-activated.
I have since purchased a new dongle but cannot transfer the licence across from the de-activated one and there is no record of Cubase 8.5 Pro being registered to my account which I am extremely concerned about.
I cannot recall if I am using the same (lost but found) dongle or the one I replaced my lost one with, all I know is that the one I am using is de-activated yet it still allows me to access Cubase, hence I had no idea there was even an issue.
Looks like I need this dongle re-activated somehow or I need a new activation code so I can restore Cubase 8.5 Pro to the new dongle which I purchased yesterday,
If you requested Steinberg Zero Downtime, then your original dongle is permanently disabled. If you completed the procedure detailed in the article, then Steinberg Support emailed you activation codes which were meant to be used with a new USB-eLicenser dongle. Please take a look at your old emails to check if you ever completed the procedure.
The final step provides the activation code with which you can store the temporary Steinberg Zero Downtime license on our your spare USB-eLicenser. You will also receive an e-mail, which includes more information and a link to a PDF form. Fill out the form to submit your written request for a permanent replacement of your license(s). Further steps are explained in detail within the e-mail.