Moving your MIDUSS
This page describes the procedure for
transferring a MIDUSS license from one computer to another.
One machine is called the Source
computer and has an authorized license with 1 or more copies shown in
the Authorization Information window.
The other machine is called the Target
computer on which the MIDUSS software has been installed
but not authorized.
The transfer of the license is
done using a 3.5” diskette. Both computers must have a 3.5” floppy
In summary the process is as
Identify the Target
machine that is to receive a new or updated license. Insert a
diskette on which a ‘fingerprint’ of the Target computer is written.
Copy the license
information from the Source machine on to the diskette containing
the fingerprint of the Target computer.
Copy the license
authorization from the diskette to the Target machine.
On the Target machine a current
copy of MIDUSS is installed. This MIDUSS installation may be in any
one of these states:
It may still have a few days of
the free trial period available.
It may be authorized but require
updating to a new level or version.
The trial period may have been
Step 1 Register the Target Computer
Insert a diskette into the Target
Run MIDUSS. Two displays are possible.
If MIDUSS is still authorized the screen will
be displayed showing the current authorization. Press [Change
If no authorization is present the
warning message is displayed. Press the [Yes] button to proceed
with License upgrade or [No] to cancel the operation.
Continuing from Display 1 above:
Authorization window is displayed as shown below. The process of
transferring license uses only the command buttons at the bottom of
the form. Press the [Register] button.
The activity light on the disk
drive indicates that a file is being written on the diskette. When
finished, the message box below is displayed.
Step 2 Copy a License to the
Remove the diskette from the
Target computer and insert it in the drive of the Source computer.
Run MIDUSS on the Source
computer. An Authorization Information window is displayed but
showing the status of the authorization on the Source computer. There
must be at least one copy available on the Source computer.
The [Out] button is enabled. When
you press the [Out] button the activity light of the diskette drive
indicates that the registration information on the diskette is being
read and license information is being written on to the diskette.
When the process is completed the
message box below is displayed. Press the [OK] button and remove the
diskette from the Source computer.
Step 3 Copy the Authorization
to the Target Computer
Insert the diskette into the drive of the
If the Authorization window is no longer
visible, run MIDUSS again and repeat step 1 to display the
Authorization window. The [In] button is now enabled.
Press the [In] button.
Click on [OK]. You should now see the
Authorization Information form showing the new license. Typically,
this will have unrestricted access.