QuarkXPress deactivation after BIOS update

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QuarkXPress deactivation after BIOS update

Postby arodichevski » 03 Oct 2017, 06:38

I have found a problem with QuarkXPress 8.5 installed on Windows 10, DELL XPS laptop computer. Every time I update BIOS of the computer, QuarkXPress thinks it is another computer and converts itself in demo version. So I call the Quark technical support and they activate QuarkXPress program after paying 25€ ticket after every BIOS update.

I suggest to be careful updating BIOS. It is better to transfer license from the pre-updated computer to the after-updated one according to https://quark.parature.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=1272&title=How-to-Transfer-a-License&deptID=30029.

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Re: QuarkXPress deactivation after BIOS update

Postby MikeWenzloff » 03 Oct 2017, 10:32

Good point, Alexandre.

I deactivate before any change to the computer (including new hard drives added, etc.). An ounce of prevention and all that.
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