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Licensing Spell Catcher X on a Mac that is not connected to the internet

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These are the steps that you should follow to obtain and install a key for a Macintosh that is not connected to the Internet.

You must have some way to get a 2K file onto the non-connected machine - whether it's via file sharing, FireWire target disk mode, a brief Internet connection, wirelessly via Bluetooth, an external hard drive you can plug into one then transfer to the other, or whatever else you can think of. If the machine is in complete isolation with no way whatsoever to transfer files to it either wired or wirelessly, then the only alternative may be to burn a CD with your key file for that machine.

If you have a Mac OS X machine that is in absolute isolation with no way to transfer files, connect to the internet or your local area network - no way to copy files to it other than CD, send an e-mail to support - we have an alternative for you.

OK, these are the steps:

  1. Install Spell Catcher X 10.2 on the "target" (non-connected) machine.
  2. Launch Spell Catcher X on the non-connected machine and choose "About Spell Catcher..." from the Spell Catcher menu.
  3. Make a note of the Installation ID for the non-connected machine. Write it down if it's not nearby.
  4. Go to a machine that is connected to the Internet and visit our Spell Catcher X Key Request page. If you only know the "SCX" code that you are upgrading, visit our Spell Catcher X 10.2 "SCX" Code Upgrade Page
  5. Enter your name, and e-mail address as you did when purchasing Spell Catcher. You may have to look at your confirmation e-mail to see how you are registered and which e-mail address you used.
  6. Enter the Installation ID for the non-connected machine that you recorded above.
  7. Click Locate License, then click Submit to e-mail yourself the key for your non-connected machine (you can change the subject to indicate this).

When you get the e-mail, you have to at least transfer the "scxkey" attached file to the non-connected machine, or make it available to that machine via file sharing or by putting it on an external hard drive you can move between machines. There are many ways other ways to do this on OS X, beyond the scope of this article. See above for some suggestions.

Double-click the "scxkey" file on the non-connected machine, and you should be all set.

Sounds like a bit of work, but it's not too bad. You email yourself the key to your connected machine, copy it to the non-connected machine, and double-click it on that machine (the above steps in a nutshell).

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