How to apply QwikQuote Serial Number and Activate Key - Single User

                                          (for Single User)
 

Note: For existing QwikQuote single user,
    depending on the length of your existing serial number in your existing quoting software and
        
invoice software version the applying process of the Single User serial number could be
            1 step process or it will be a 2 steps process with a little extra actions to take.
The key point here is the length of your existing serial number.
    If the existing Single User serial number is the same length as the new one you received in the email
        for your sales quoting software and invoice software solution system,
            then the process of applying new serial number is only 1 step process below.
    If the existing Single User serial number is shorter length than the one you received in the email
        for your sales quoting software and invoice software solution system
            then you have to do the little extra step in the 2nd step of this document.

Note: For yearly licensed QwikQuote single user.
If you want to keep running your present QwikQuote sales quoting software and invoice software version
    and just need to extend the license to longer time period, please contact our Sales or Support teams so
    that we can issue compatible license serial number of the same length to you as your present running
    copy of sales quoting software and invoice software setup.

 

1.        How to Apply Single User Serial Number
– Normal Cases

Typically, the normal cases include the following situations in our sales quoting software and invoicing software
solution package setups:

·         Do QwikQuote full setup.exe on new computer

·         You existing serial number is the same length with the new serial number

·         You do un-install old QwikQuote copy and then re-install new QwikQuote by run Setup.exe
– This is the same as you do a new full setup of our quoting software and invoicing software.

To apply your QwikQuote License Serial Number and/or Activate Key,
    start the QwikQuote Setup Wizard as below:

    For Windows XP or earlier Windows operating system computers, try as screenshot below:
           

    For Windows Vista and Windows 7 and later released Windows OS computers, try as screenshot below:
           

If you prefer, you can run the executable program qqLicConfig.exe
    directly from the QwikQuote main installation folder similar as the screenshot shown below:
    

After the QwikQuote Setup Wizard program starts running, on the Config  tab
check if the Checkbox  is checked, then un-check it.
     

 

Click the License Information  tab,
    and put your serial number in the Serial Number box by copy-and-paste form your email.
    When the correct serial number is input the  button will be enabled
        and you can press the Apply button  to apply your serial number
           

After successfully applied the new serial number, you should see a message as:

           

 

Press the OK  button to close the message box, and
then just press the  button to close the Setup Wizard.

 

Now you copy of QwikQuote sales quoting software and invoice software is permanent
and you can start and run QwikQuote normally to process your sales quotes.

Note:  If you try to apply Update Serial Number on a computer with no serial number applied before
                you may need to apply your original QwikQuote serial number first.

 

2.        How to Apply Single User Serial Number
   – Serial Number Length Different

This is the situation you try to use QwikQuote Update to bring your computer in your quoting software
and invoice software setups to new QwikQuote version.

Note:  Normally, we suggest to un-install old QwikQuote copy, and then re-do full setup to install the new version.
However, in some situation, the update is your first choice.
Such as:

·         The computer has problem with Windows Installer
    that makes the full setup executable is not able to run properly.

·         Un-install and re-do full setup install take longer time,
    especially if you have a large number of QwikQuote user base.

·         Some computers might not be able to un-install correctly
    such as the install log file might be missing or accidentally deleted.

In those cases, there is 1 key issue we need to address to update you quoting software and invoice software package

-       the QwikQuote Setup Wizard (qqLikConfig.exe) on the computer you try to apply your New Serial Number
in you quoting software and invoice software setup to do QwikQuote update needs to be able to understand
the New Serial Number and be able to properly apply the New Serial Number to the computer by re-configure.

To address the issue:
The issue is much the similar as the famous Chicken/Egg question
    - New Serial Number First / New Program Update First?

  1. To avoid this dilemma, you need to try to install the update once first.
        Remember we know this 1st try will fail since your New Serial Number has not applied yet.
        However, this failed 1st time try will install the new license module in to this computer.
        This makes it possible to run QwikQuote new Setup Wizard program to apply your New
        Serial Number
    to your quoting software and invoice software system.
  2. Then you try to run QwikQuote Setup Wizard to apply your New Serial Number in Step 1 above.
       
    Since your system already has new license module installed this time so that
        you will be able to apply your New Serial Number exactly the same as for single user in Step 1above.

Now, just try as the normal cases in step 1 above to apply your Serial Number to update your quoting software
and invoice software solution package to use QwikQuote new version.

3.        How to Apply Activate Key

When you receive your Activate Key by way of sending Registration information to QwikQuote,
    then just copy-and-paste it into the Activate Key box and press the ‘Apply’ button  after it is enabled
        this will activate your copy of our quoting software and invoice software on your computer
            similar as screen shot displayed below:
           

 

You will see the message confirming similar as the screenshot below:
           

    Otherwise, try to fix the problem according to the error message says.

 

Note: When a computer is activated, its activate status is protected

            To prevent accidentally change the activated status,
                you need to provide both new Serial Number and new Activate Key at the same time
               if you want to change the existing activate status
            This is to protect you activated copy of sales quoting software and invoice software setup.


Note: In case you have to change activate status by only serial number without activate key
                you need to do re-configure instead of simply applying new serial number. 
            Remember to re-Activate again for the re-Configure will leave your sales quoting software and
                invoice software setup in a not activated status that should be re-Activated in 60 days with
                new Activate Key from QwikQuote Tech-Support by sending us the new registration information.

 

Note:  Update Install where the Existing Serial Number is Shorter than the New One

     (You will not have this issue if you do new setup or un-install old version and then re-do a full setup installation.
You only might encounter this issue in some case when you try to do update installation. )

For long term QwikQuote users who will encounter experience of the QwikQuote license structure changes
   (From 32 chars to 36 chars to 41 chars to 45 chars to what next … – check with your earlier serial number…)
there is one extra step you might need to do or you might never know this – a little bit tricky here.

If you had tried to download and install the latest update and you were told you need new serial number,
you are lucky – there is no extra step for you anymore. The extra step is exactly you need to try to install once.
And you have just done it as above said without notice anything different.

If you did not tried to install the update the new version and you try to apply your new serial number,
    you might encounter the problem that the Setup Wizard does not recognize your new serial number.
If you get this situation, you just need to try to install the new update executable file you downloaded once
    and this is sure to fail for you haven’t get you new serial number applied yet.
Though it failed, then you try as above to run Setup Wizard and you can apply your new serial number now
    and then you can continue to install you new downloaded update installation and sure to succeed this 2nd time.

The trick here is through it failed to install, it always install the new license service module so that it is able recognize the nearest new serial number structure and this let you be able to apply your new serial number.