Product deactivation is an important process which is required in several scenarios. The most common being; replacement of a faulty hard-drive, upgrading to a new operating system, and transferring your license to another PC.
How to deactivate your license (automatically)
If you have installed Nitro Pro on a computer currently connected to the Internet, you can deactivate quickly via these steps:
Open Nitro Pro > Click the Help tab > About Nitro Pro > Deactivate
(These steps will differ slightly in older builds of Nitro Pro)
How to deactivate your license (manually)
This is useful for computers that are not connected to the Internet, or have restrictive firewalls.
On computer 1
Open Nitro Pro > Click on the Help tab > About Nitro Pro > Deactivate
At this point, if no internet connection is found, you will be taken to the 'Deactivate Manually' screen.
Click Next (Step 1 of 3) > Copy the entire deactivation certificate (Step 2 of 3) > Next
On computer 2
Move to an Internet-enabled computer > Go this this link 'Deactivate Nitro' > Enter your deactivation certificate > Click Deactivate License
How to perform deactivation on multiple machines (command line)
Nitro Pro has the option to deactivate the program via command line. This allows you to deactivate Nitro via a script in Windows Powershell, which can be pushed out to multiple machines on a network.
- Go to Start > search for cmd.exe > right-click > Run as administrator
- Enter the path for 'ControlActivation.exe' located in your installation folder of Nitro Pro, followed by the switch "-d", then your serial number. Eg. "C:\Program Files\Nitro\Pro 11\ControlActivation.exe" -d 234xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Note you can make a batch file by typing the command into Notepad and save the file-type as .bat if you want to incorporate it into a custom script.