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Install Silhouette Studio Designer Edition (DE+ or Business) on Second Computer

If you purchased a Silhouette Studio Designer Edition license key (or a license key for Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition) you can install them on up to three computers.

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This comes in handy if you get a new computer or have more than one computer where you use Silhouette Studio. This tutorial will show you how to install Silhouette Studio license keys on another computer.
Start off by finding your license keys. You don't need to remember or even write down your 16 digit license keys for  Silhouette Studio. They are all stored in your Silhouette America account.

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If you upgraded to Silhouette Studio Business Edition (or DE+) in multiple steps you will need all of your license keys for this process.  For example if you went from Silhouette Studio basic to Designer Edition then later upgraded again from Designer Edition to Business Edition you'll have two license keys, like I do.

Open Silhouette Studio on your new computer.  Go to the Help Menu.

Click Upgrade Silhouette Studio.

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Enter your account email and password.

Next enter 16 digit license key. If you only have one license key enter it.  If you are like me and upgraded in steps, enter the lowest-upgrade key now. 

Click Submit.


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The license will be activated. Click Next.

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After clicking Next you'll get to the Activation successful screen. You'll notice the Silhouette Studio software has now changed over to the upgraded version of the software - in this case, that's Designer Edition.

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If you upgraded in steps you will now need to repeat the process - entering the next upgrade level license key. For me I went from Designer Edition to Business Edition so now I need to enter that 16 digit license key for Business Edition.

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Wondering which software features are included in each version of Silhouette Studio upgrades? We have a side by side comparison chart of  Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, Designer Edition Plus and Business Edition here.
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1 comment

  1. Why doesn't your ability to install on another computer be allowed after you remove it from a previous computer. We get 3 computers to install it on. If you install it on a computer and it doesn't work and you uninstall it you don't get that license back. WHY?

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