Transfer to dongle confusion

I was half way through transferring my elements 7 soft license to an e-licenser when the computer crashed. I am replacing the computer. The my Steinberg account says the programme is a soft license. The computer I was able to open for a short time so I tried Cubase which wanted the dongle.
I want to upgrade to E-8. I am not sure what to do.

I’m guessing that as long as your My Steinberg account says the license is still a “soft” one then you should be able to generate a new activation for your new computer. Once you have the new computer up and running you should then be able to transfer that license to the Steinberg Key.

Thanks, that should work.