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Hello everybody,

So I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, (a long time ago) and I'm told 'License is not for this machine' when I try to start CMSF. 

When I try to get the license online, it says 'number of uses exceeded' (words to that effect). But the game's not been on more than 2 or 3 successive computers of mine.

So, should I uninstall the game and try again, or does it look like I  need helpdesk level of assistance for this? Just wanted to ask advice before uninstalling.

Any help much appreciated. Want to dust things off and get ready for CMSF2!

 

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Just in case this topic comes up in a search by anyone having the same problem- I looked at the helpdesk page on the site here and and read I should try to unlicense and relicense the game. It explains how to do it. I tried it and it worked. So, many thanks to whoever wrote that page, lo there many years ago.

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