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Problem Complete Remove Lincese from a Computer of Corel Draw X5 ?

Hello, am using corel draw x5

i am currently giving my PC to my friend and i wanted to remove my license from windows, as i remove Corel Draw from system (including user files & stuff at uninstall option). i can remove corel successfully but cant remove license properly :-/

coz whenever that person is reinstalling corel & giving any serial of his Corel just dont need activation & starts instantly with full privileges.

is there any way to complete activated license removal ? i couldn't found that anywhere on web.

P.S i've checked it myself > uninstalled corel > restarted computer > reinstalled corel > it only requires Serial NOT activation :-(

hope am not doing something wrong coz am just following simple uninstall procedure as a normal user should.

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  • Hi.

    Good question.

    So you want the program to once again prompt for a serial number. I'm guessing you do not want the new user to have access to your serial number/license.

     

    You might try searching the registry for a part of your serial number and delete the key. You should backup your registry before making changes. Only mess with the registry if you are an advanced user.

    Another thing you could try is calling Corel.

    Finally re-installing Windows would be another option.

    -John

  • majnoo9
    P.S i've checked it myself > uninstalled corel > restarted computer > reinstalled corel > it only requires Serial NOT activation :-(

    As far as I know Corel has never required activation. Serial number yes, 'activation' no.

  • In reply to Andrew:

    Designer 12 requires online activation. Under the Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 PSIService Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Protexis Licensing service. Also Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI uses it.

     

    Steve E.

  • In reply to Steven E. Eyrse:

    Well I am aware of the Protexis Licensing service.  But I think of activation as a process, like with Adobe or Swish, where you must actually perform steps to activate the app and it's tied to a hardware key or something like that.  I never had to do that or anything like it with any of my CorelDraw programs, or Painter 10 either.  Now, if Protexis is validating the serial # or something I don't think that's quite the same thing.  IMO it's a difference between validation and activation, and I'm pretty sure there is nothing to 'deactivate'.

    It would be nice to hear from Corel more detail on this.

  • In reply to Andrew:

    Yup it's something related to Protexis Licensing Service. i also turned & disable service it off but still not luck.

    yea !! i remember i had activated it over phone and now if i uninstall and reinstall it's not asking any activation on it. and i don't want to let someone using corel over my license.

    LMAO ---> reinstalling windows is not a solution. that's the last thing on earth to do. there should be a proper way.

  • In reply to majnoo9:

    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

    If you are certain that no applications using PSIService are still installed on your system, and this service is still running, you can remove it manually by following these instructions:

    1. Remove the following registry entry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtexisLicensing]

    1. Reboot your computer.
    2. Delete the following files:

    %windir%\System32\PSIService.exe
    %windir%\System32\PSIKey.exe

    Of course, in order to keep applications such as Corel Photo Shop Pro continue running without error, the complete removal instructions cannot be followed. Use the following workaround instead:

    1. Open Services (services.msc) in Control Panel’s Administrators Tools.
    2. Locate ProtexisLicensing or Protexis Licensing service. If you are seeing Protexis Licensing V2 service, use the next guide. Stop the service and then set the Startup Type to Disabled.
    3. Bowse to %SystemDrive%\Windows\System32 folder.
    4. Copy original PSIKey.dll to program folder of application that relies on Protexis, e.g. %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI\.
    5. Rename PsiClient.dll to PsiClient.bak, or simply delete it.
    6. Rename PSIKey.dll to PsiClient.dll
    7. Rename PSIService.exe to PSIService.bak, or simply delete it.

    If the Protexis DRM softare installed on your system is of version 2, follow these steps instead:

    1. Open Services (services.msc) in Control Panel’s Administrators Tools.
    2. Locate Protexis Licensing V2 service. Stop the service and then set the Startup Type to Disabled.
    3. Bowse to %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service folder.
    4. Copy original PSIKey_2.dll to program folder of application that relies on Protexis, e.g. %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\.
    5. Rename PsiClient.dll to PsiClient.bak, or simply delete it.
    6. Rename PSIKey_2.dll to PsiClient.dll
    7. Rename PSIService_2.exe to PSIService_2.bak, or simply delete it.

    Now, Protexis Licensing Service is tamed and disabled properly so that PSIService no longer run in background, without affecting functionality of installed application.

     

    In my case it was Designer 12 not Paint Shop Pro Photo x2.

    Steve E.

  • In reply to Steven E. Eyrse:

    Corel Please i need help, i have installed corel draw X5 when i try launching it  i am getting an error,saying   Unable to load corel Drw.dll. Error Code: 998, i uninstall and reinstall but still is not working,i also tried to install the x6 trial but still please help me,Please what should i do help me pleaseee



    [edited by: richmond at 5:14 (GMT -5) on Tue, Aug 28 2012]
  • In reply to richmond:

    Most people with error 998 have found it to be caused by some nuisanceware called searchqu.

    http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/33592/157764.aspx#157764 is a previous thread about this.