10.1 Single-User Node-Locked License for V2016 and Before

You have a Single-User Node-Locked license if your serial number is:

xFxxx-9xxx-70/71/72xxxxx, or
xFxxx-6xxx-70/71/72xxxxx.

If your serial number is:

xxxxx-2xxx-79xxxxx, or
xxxxx-3xxx-79xxxxx,

then you have a Concurrent Network license and the information on this page is NOT relevant to you.

A Single-User Node-Locked package entitles you to install Origin on (1) computer. You will need to get a license (Office License) for this computer from OriginLab website, and the license is computer-specified. With your Maintenance active, you can get (1) Home-Use license for your notebook or home computer. This license runs in conjunction with your Maintenance and you will keep it as long as you renew Maintenance.

If you want to replace the licensed Origin computer, you will need to deactivate the license before you can get a new one for the new computer.

These license instructions are for 2016 and older versions. License system is updated since version 2017. If you have Origin 2017 and later, please see instruction here.

License Activation for Single User Node-Locked

Important Notes!

  • To complete the node locked license process, you must be logged into the computer with an account with administrator permissions.
  • If the operating system is Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista, you must right-click on the Origin program icon and select Run As Administrator.
  • Once the license process is completed, the license is saved on this computer and thus no further internet access is required.

If your computer has internet access

Watch the video tutorial - Licensing Node Locked Origin on a Computer with Internet Access


  1. Start Origin. A licensing dialog opens providing options to obtain your license.
  2. Select the first option, Get a license file online now. This computer has internet access. Then click OK.
  3. A Computer Information dialog opens showing your computer details that will be passed to the OriginLab website. Click OK.
  4. Your web browser will open to a log in page on the OriginLab website. Log in if you have an account or create an account as needed.
  5. After logging in, you will be asked to choose between an "office" or "notebook" license. Note that "notebook" licenses will expire when your maintenance expires. Click Next.
  6. Your license will be generated and displayed on the web page. Copy all the license text in the text box.
  7. Now go back to Origin and paste the license text into the Enter License dialog and click OK.

If your computer does NOT have internet access

Watch the video tutorial - Licensing Node Locked Origin on a Computer that does not have Internet Access


If your computer does not have internet access, you HAS TO HAVE AN ACCESS to another computer, which DOES HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. You can obtain a license using the computer with internet access. To do this, you will need the Origin Computer ID, Authorization Code and Origin serial number from the computer without internet access.

  1. Start Origin. A licensing dialog opens providing options to obtain your license.
  2. Select the third option, Get a license file now. This computer does NOT have internet access. and click OK.
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  3. The dialog that opens displays your Origin serial number, Computer Name, Computer ID and Authorization Code. Click Dump to Notepad to save these as a text file or make note of these to obtain the license.
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  4. Go to a computer with internet access. Open a web browser to www.originlab.com.
  5. Click the SERVICES: License/Register Origin link in the Support menu. Log in if you have an account or create an account as needed.
  6. If this is the first time you are registering or licensing Origin with your account, in the page that opens after you log in, select the option I want to register my Origin software and obtain a license file for a computer and click Next. Select/enter your serial number and version and click Continue.
    If you have previously registered or licensed Origin with your account, you will see your Origin Product Registration web page after log in.
    • To obtain a license for a new serial number, click the Register New Serial Number button, and then select I want to register my Origin software and obtain a license file for a computer option and click Next. Select/enter your serial number and version and click Continue.
    • To obtain a license for a new version not shown in your license table, such a upgrade user who wants to license his new version, click the Register New Serial Number button, and then select I want to register my Origin software and obtain a license file for a computer option and click Next. Select/enter your serial number and version and click Continue.
    • To obtain a license for a serial number and version already shown in your license table, click the serial number link (for that version) in the table. In the License request history page that opens, click the Obtain a license for a new computer button located above the license details table.
  7. Next enter the Origin Computer ID, Computer Name and Authorization Code and click Submit.
  8. You will be asked to choose between an "office" or "notebook" license. Note that the "notebook" license will expire when your maintenance expires.
  9. Your license will be generated and displayed on the web page. Copy all the license text in the text box.
  10. Open a text editor such as Notepad and Paste the license into Notepad. Save this text file to a flash drive or disk.
  11. Now go back to your Origin computer. If you still see the license dialog showing your computer details, click the Back button to got back to the main license dialog. In the main license dialog, select I have my license file or text already. What do I do next? and click OK.
  12. Copy and paste the license text into the Enter License dialog and click OK.

See Also

FAQ

License Deactivation for Single User Node-Locked

After success licensing, the product key will be marked as “used” in portal, and cannot be used on another computer.

When you plan to transfer your licensed Origin from one computer to another, you will need to deactivate the license from the original computer and then activate license for the new computer. If the original computer is not accessible, you can fill out a System Transfer Request form on the OriginLab website.

If Origin can still run on your computer

Watch the video tutorial - Deactivating a Node Locked License

If your computer has internet access

  1. Log into Windows with an Administrator log in account.
  2. Start Origin as an administrator by RIGHT-clicking on the Origin icon and selecting "Run as Administrator"
  3. Select Help: Deactivate License.
  4. Choose Online in Step 1 and click Connect Now.
  5. You will be sent to the OriginLab website. Log in and click on Get Deactivation Code (DC).
  6. Copy the DC and paste the DC into Step 2 in Origin.
  7. Click the Deactivate button in Origin. This will deactivate Origin on your computer. It will also send the information to the OriginLab website and release one license for you.

If your computer does NOT have internet access

  1. Open Origin (for Windows Vista and Windows 7, RIGHT-click on the Origin icon and select "Run as Administrator")
  2. Click on the Help menu and select Deactivate License.
  3. Choose Offline in Step 1.
  4. On a computer with internet access, manually go to http://www.originlab.com/reginfo and log in.
  5. Click on the serial number that you are deactivating to see what computers you have obtained licenses for.
  6. Click the corresponding Deactivate License or Transfer License link and then follow the steps provided to get a Deactivation Code (DC).
  7. Make note of the DC and go back to the computer without internet access. Enter the DC into Origin to generate a Deactivation Confirmation Number (DCN).
  8. Make note of the DCN and then go back to the Deactivate License web page from the previous step. Enter the DCN back into Step 3 of this page.
    When you see a success message, one license is released for re-use. If you don't enter the DCN back to the OriginLab website, a license will not be released.

If your licensed Origin computer is no longer available

You must fill out a System Transfer Request form on the OriginLab website.

  1. Go to http://www.originlab.com/reginfo and log in.
  2. Click on the serial number that you are deactivating to see what computers you have obtained licenses for.
  3. Click the corresponding "Deactivate License or Transfer License" link.
  4. In the Note under Step 3, click on the request a license transfer link and submit the form.

FAQ

Update Your Single User Node-Locked License after Maintenance Renewal

After your Maintenance renewal has been processed, complete the following steps to obtain an updated license.

  1. Log into your computer with an account with administrator permissions.
  2. Start Origin as an administrator by RIGHT-clicking the Origin icon and selecting Run as Administrator.
  3. Select Help:About Origin.
  4. In the About Origin dialog, click the License button.
  5. In the License Status dialog, click the License button.
  6. Then in the main licensing dialog, proceed to obtain a new license file as you did previously for license activation.
  7. After you obtain a new license from the OriginLab website, paste the license text into the Enter License dialog to complete the process. Select Help:About Origin to confirm the updated maintenance expiration date is correct.
Note:

You are always recommended upgrading your Origin to the latest version during Maintenance.