Intalling Sound Forge 365 on desktop and laptop

Lisa-Golden wrote on 1/28/2020, 10:31 AM

I purchased Sound Forge 365 the other day and installed it on my laptop. When I went to install it on my desktop as well, it said I would have to deactivate the other one. Is it not possible for a user to easily use the software on two different devices? Most softwares allow this. Since my employee and I both have two computers we work on, this would mean we would need 4 licenses for 2 people. That doesn't seem right! Please let me know--I'm hoping I'm misunderstood in some way.


rraud wrote on 1/28/2020, 11:33 AM

Hi@Lisa-Golden and welcome to the Sound Forge community.

See this recent Vegas 365 licensing sucks! post on Magix's Vegas Pro (VP) forum, The VP and SF (Sound Forge) licensing rules are basically the same.
 I do not know about 365, but the standard purchase license allows SF to be activated on two PCs concurrently. If two PCs are activated, it is easy to disable one and enable it on different PC. Again, I am not sure about SF 365. Magix customer service sales team would have a definitive answer and also may have an enterprise option for companies.

Lisa-Golden wrote on 1/28/2020, 11:51 AM

Thanks for the info @rraud -- ugh! That is not promising. If I had known 365 only supports one (if it is like the Vegas 365 situation you linked to), I would have just gone with the standard purchase license, especially since I would have upgrade pricing on that so it would not be much more than 365 anyways. Maybe I will see if I can change.

Mark-Zupo wrote on 3/21/2020, 2:29 PM

Download. I am opening a new laptop and downloading Sound Forge Audio Studio 10. However, just before it completes, I get an "it's corrupted" message and will not then download. Any ideas?

rraud wrote on 3/21/2020, 7:10 PM

Try another browser or computer. Does the "it's corrupted" error message come from anti-virus software?