8.3 Student License for V2016 and Before

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).

License Activation


For more information on the benefits and restrictions of the student version see this page.

If your computer has internet access

Watch the video tutorial - Licensing 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, your license will be generated and displayed on the web page. Copy all the license text in the text box.
  6. 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 Origin on a Computer that does not have Internet Access


If your computer does not have internet access, you can obtain a license using another computer that has 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. In the Origin license dialog, select the option "Get a license file now. This computer does NOT have internet access." and click OK.
  2. 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.
  3. Go to a computer with internet access and open a web browser to www.originlab.com.
  4. Click the "License/Register Origin" link in the Support menu.
  5. 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 log in account,
    1. 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.
    2. Select/enter your serial number and version and click Continue.
    3. Next enter the Origin Computer ID, computer name and Authorization Code and click Submit.
    4. Your license will be generated and displayed on the web page. Copy all the license text displayed in the text box.
    5. Open a text editor such as Notepad and Paste the license into Notepad. Save this text file to a flash drive or disk.
    6. Now go back to your Origin computer. You need to return to the main license dialog, so if you still see the license dialog showing your computer details, click the Back button.
    7. In the main license dialog, select "I have my license file or text already. What do I do next?" and click OK.
    8. Copy and paste the license text into the Enter License dialog and click OK.

    If you have previously registered or licensed Origin with your log in account: After you log in, you will see your Origin Product Registration web page.
    To obtain a license for a new serial number or version not shown in your license table:

    1. Click the Register New Serial Number button.
    2. Then select the "I want to register my Origin software and obtain a license file for a computer" option and click Next.
    3. Select/enter your serial number and version and click Continue.
    4. Proceed to Step 3 in the previous section.

See Also

FAQ

License Deactivation

When you plan to transfer your licensed Origin from one computer to another, you will need to deactivate the from the original computer and then get a new 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 www.originlab.com/reginfo and log in.
  2. Click on your serial number that you are deactivating and then on "Deactivate License or Transfer License".
  3. In the Note under Step 3, click on the request a license transfer link and submit the form.

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