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Replacing a license installation with another.

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by SneakyDave, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I tried a search for this, but couldn't seem to find anything related to it.

    Basically, I want to do a license transfer within my account so that I would be able to potentially transfer a license to somebody else.

    Let's say I have a license (F123456789) that has never been transferred, and a license (C123456789) that I bought third party, and was transferred to me. The xF terms say that I can't transfer the C12345678 license again.

    I'm currently using license F123456789, but I'd like to use C123456789 on one of my sites, because I know that I won't be transferring or selling that license or site.

    To do this transfer, would I just replace the F123456789 files with C123456789 via FTP, or are there database changes also, or is it more complicated than that?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You just need to replace the files and update the site name and URL in the Customer Area.
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  3. ibenick

    ibenick Active Member

    Where are the files located? I am launching a new site soon that I first started developing using a copy of xf from my original license as I wasn't sure I would actually go through with it. I've since purchased a second license for that upcoming new site but didn't realize that I would need to change anything in the site files to make it legit.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Just download the files next to the license in the Customer Area.

    I'm not sure if anyone even knows whether there is any sort of license information embedded in the files, but it's always best to just in case.
  5. James

    James Well-Known Member

    If there is some form of licence information embedded, that'd require unique hashes for the file health check (most likely), due to the differing licences.

    But yeah, until someone does a file comparison we won't know for sure, so it's probably best to replace them all anyway.
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  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Theres a site authentication key unique to each license included, so yea, just overwrite your old files with the new license files and its all dandy.
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