TPC Desktop requires a valid license to run. It checks for this license each time it runs. If a valid license is not found, it prompts you to validate the program with a serial number and install key provided by Traverse PC, Inc. and automaticlaly creates the license for you.
You can run TPC Desktop via either a network license or a stand-alone license.
The LicenseGuide.pdf is available on the program DVD and the program folder (after you install TPC). It is the complete reference on validating TPC Desktop.
For stand-alone licenses, TPC provides you with a serial number and install key. When you validate or revalidate TPC Desktop, you will be asked to enter them.
Traverse PC will provide you with the serial number and install key for each license of TPC Desktop you purchase. They are usually sent to you in email, from which you can copy and paste them into TPC Desktop when requested.
When you first purchase Traverse PC and install it you will be asked to validate your copy on that computer. This will allow you to run TPC without having the restrictions of evaluation mode.
If you want to revalidate TPC with another install key follow the revalidate instructions. The revalidation process takes you through the removal of a license and the validation of a license.
This is when you want to use a new install key to validate TPC.
If you want to remove your TPC license without revalidating follow the license removal instructions. This will clear TPC validation data. After removing a license TPC will have to be validated again.
The commuter page has information about TPC commuter (network) licenses. A commuter license is basically a license that can be checked out from a network license server (NLS) and used for the duration that TPC is running.
If you don't have an install key to validate TPC with, click the Evaluate button.
TPC lets you run in Evaluation mode for a limited length of time, usually 30 days. During this time, you can select the edition you wish to evaluate.
TPC includes most of the features of each edition in Evaluation mode, but has some restrictions on printing and file size. If you try to do something that isn't allowed in Evaluation mode, TPC will pop-up a message indicating such.