4 Student License

NOTE: This instruction is for Origin 2017 and later. If you have version 2016 or earlier, please refer to this page.

Important Notes!

  • The Student License allows you to install OriginPro on ONE personal computer.
  • If you purchased a 1-yr Student License from the OriginLab Online Store, you are eligible for a software upgrade if a new product is released before your 1-yr license expires. Six-month Student Licenses purchased from OnTheHub are NOT upgradeable.
  • If you choose to upgrade your student version, you must install and license the new version on the computer with the old version installed. If you wish to move your license to a new computer before upgrading, you must deactivate the license on the old computer before installing the upgrade to the new computer (see License Deactivation, below).

Get Product Key

If you purchased the product from OriginLab or its distributors

  1. After purchasing, you will receive an email containing your Origin serial number and a registration link,
    or
    a printed License Certificate containing your Origin serial number and a registration code,
    or
    a Registration Code from your Origin distributors
    • If you receive the email,
      1. Click the registration link to go to the OriginLab website. You will be asked to log in or join. Log in if you have an account or create an account as needed.
      2. After logging in, your registration code and serial number information will be displayed on the web page. Click the Register button to register this serial number and generate your product key.
      3. On the Origin Product Registration|License request history page that opens, (1) product key is generated.
    • If you receive the printed License Certificate or Registration Code from distributors,
      1. Open OriginLab website (www.OriginLab.com) manually. Log in or create an account as needed.
      2. On the Welcome page, click the "Register my product -version 2017 (9.4)" link.
      3. On the Register my product page, enter the registration code as requested and click Continue button to register this serial number and generate your product keys.
      4. On the Origin Product Registration|License request history page that opens, (1) product key is generated.

If you purchased the product from OntheHub (for US and Canada only)

  1. After purchasing, you will receive an email containing your Origin serial number and Product Key.

License Activation

  1. Receive your serial number and the associated product key from Origin administrator.
  2. Start Origin. A License Activation dialog opens.
  3. With the option Enter Product Key below and click Activate selected, enter your product key. Then click Activate.
  4. The license process will then be done in background. If successful, you will get a success message.

If the background licensing process fails, please continue the following steps:

  1. If the licensing process fails for some reason (for example, no internet connection, or OriginLab.com blocked by firewall, etc.), a Notepad window opens with a link in it.
  2. Copy this link to a web browser which has internet connection. The link will bring you to OriginLab website.
  3. The license text will be generated and displayed on the web page.
  4. Copy the license text and paste it back to Origin’s License Activation dialog. Click OK.


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License Deactivation

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 get a new license for the new computer.

If Origin can still run on your computer

  1. Start Origin. Select Help: Deactivate License to open the License Deactivation dialog.
  2. Click Deactivate Now button.
  3. The license deactivation process will then be done in background. If successful, you will get a success message.

If the background deactivating process fails, please continue the following steps:

  1. If the background deactivating process fails for some reason (for example, no internet connection, or OriginLab.com blocked by firewall, etc.), a Notepad window opens with a link in it.
  2. Copy the link to a web browser which has internet connection.
  3. The web page displays your license information. Make note of the Deactivation Code (DC).
  4. Go back to Origin. Enter the Deactivation Code in the deactivation code edit box at the bottom of the License Deactivation dialog. Click the Deactivate License button.
  5. A Notepad window opens with a link in it. Copy the link to a web browser which has internet connection.
  6. Click the Continue button on the website. Then you see a success message tell that one license is released for re-use.

If your licensed Origin computer is no longer available

  1. Go to www.originlab.com/reginfo and log in.
  2. Click on your serial number that you are deactivating and then on "Go" link in the Deactivation column.
  3. On the Deactivate Origin from a device page, confirm the information and click Continue to deactivate. If the deactivation succeeds, you will get a success note and the product key can be re-used.
  4. If the deactivation fails, the page automatically transfers you to the System Transfer Request Form. Fill out the form as requested and submit it.


FAQ

Update Your Origin to a newer version

You are eligible for a software upgrade if a new product is released before your student license expires. Complete the following steps to upgrade your Origin and activate it.

If you choose to upgrade your student version, you must install and license the new version on the computer with the old version installed.

  1. Download the new version from OriginLab website. Install it.
  2. Start Origin. The license process will then be done in background automatically. If successful, you will get a success message. If failed, a Notepad window opens with instruction. Follow the instruction to activate Origin manually.

If you wish to move your license to a new computer before upgrading, you must deactivate the license on the old computer before installing the upgrade to the new computer.

See the detailed deactivation instruction in License Deactivation section.