How do I transfer an Individual or Designated Computer license to a new computer?

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I have previously activated my license on a computer, and I would now like to transfer my license to a different computer.  How do I I transfer my license to the different computer?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 19 Aug 2022
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 31 Mar 2021
Most licenses are permitted a certain number of activations at a time. To obtain the number of activations permitted by your license option, please refer to the MathWorks Program Offering Guide:
If you do not have any additional activations remaining or the license will no longer be used on the current machine, we recommend deactivating the license on the machine:
After deactivating the activation for that machine, you may transfer the license by installing to the new machine:
If the new machine has the MathWorks product already installed, you may transfer the license by activating to the new machine:

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Spyridon Vossos
Spyridon Vossos on 5 Sep 2020
I have a matlab license and I am thinking of transferring to I new computer which I have not bought yet. If this is possible how can I go about it?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Sep 2020
When you get the new computer, start the MATLAB installer on it first so that you can be sure that the installer can connect and so on. Then, before installing, go over to the original computer and deactivate MATLAB. Then you can proceed to install on the new computer.
If you had R2019a or earlier, then you could instead run the installer on the new machine until the step where it asks you who is going to be using the software, at which point you could hop over to the other, deactivate there, and then continue on the new system. R2019b changed the flow of prompts so this would not work out from R2019b onwards.
The above is relevant if you have a Student license or Home license or a Dedicated Computer license. If you have other kinds of licenses, then you are permitted to activate on two or more computers simultaneously (depending on the license), so you would be able to proceed through the entire installation and activation and ensure that it was working properly before you deactivated on your old system.

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