This Q&A addressing using a license code on a second
machine. If you'd like to learn how to transfer charts, setups and
data to a second machine, click
A license code may be activated on only one machine at a time. If you
wish to run Investor/RT software on more than one computer at different
times, you must go to the License Activation window and click
De-Activate License to release the license from the machine. Then use
the same License Code to activate on a different computer. You can move
a license code from a Windows XP machine to a Windows Vista or to a
Macintosh OS X machine or vice versa. The license is platform
If you want to share a license between multiple computers
without the manual hassle of de-activating and re-activating each time
you switch between computers/locations, there are two possible
The first solution is to order an additional license so
you can have both machine activated all the time. Additional license
codes are $20/mo. The additional code may only be used by the owner
of the master license code. It will have the same features as the master license code.
The second solution is to setup Investor/RT to release the
license when quitting, allowing you to easily shuffle the license back
and forth between machines.
On each machine where you want to use Investor/RT go to
Setup-->Preferences-->Configuration and choose the variable named
ReleaseLicenseAtQuit. Normally this setting is false, change it to
true using the override menu. You will see:
in the box; click OK to apply this setting and close the Configuration
menu. Thereafter, each time you quit Investor/RT on the machine, the
license will be automatically released. You can then activate the
license on any other machine. As long as you don't leave I/RT actually
running, your license will essentially "float" among your machines.
You can also set the following configuration variable to true:
This command tells Investor/RT to do a license activation at startup.
If the software detects that your license
is currently de-activated on the machine, it will attempt to activate the
license code that you last used on the machine.
With these two simple setups, you can run the software in two
locations with no license shuffle steps needed. However, you must
remember to close the software at once location before beginning at
another. You can setup a
schedule if you wish
to force Investor/RT to quit at a certain time of day 7 days a week (if
it happens to be left running at that time).