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Installing Origin/OriginPro 2020

Information for All Packages

  • Help files are included in the product, and also available online and as PDF files from our Documentation and Help Center.
  • If you have Maintenance, your Version 2020 serial number is the same as the previous version.
  • If you received a Version 2020 package, your serial number is located on the back of the Version 2020 DVD sleeve.
  • If you have purchased a Node-locked license and have the Version 2020 trial already installed, you can update the trial copy to a full product: Select Help: Convert Trial to Product and enter your Product Key in the License Activation dialog that opens.

 

FAQ-905: Am I eligible for a New Version Update?

 

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Maintenance Customers - Auto-upgrading to Origin/OriginPro 2020

Customers NOT Upgrading an Existing Installation - Instructions by License Type

 

 

Maintenance Customers - Auto-upgrading to Origin/OriginPro 2020

 

 

If you have Maintenance, you are automatically eligible for an upgrade to Origin 2020. To determine whether you have Maintenance, select Help: About Origin and look for your Maintenance Expiration date. If your Maintenance has expired, please contact OriginLab or your local Origin distributor to see if you might qualify for an automatic upgrade to Version 2020.

Single-Seat Node-Locked

Note: From version 2018, Origin license is cross version. You can continue to manage your serial number and Product Key(s) by going to this web page: https://www.originlab.com/restricted/reg_sn.aspx and clicking on your serial number.

If you are installing 2020 on the same computer where Origin 2018 or later is installed:

  1. Download the 2020 installer from: https://www.originlab.com/MyOrigin2020Download
  2. Install Origin 2020. The installed serial number is auto-used by Origin2020 installation.
  3. Launch Origin 2020. Your software is automatically activated.

If you are installing 2020 on a different computer (not where Origin 2018 or later is installed):

  1. Go to this web page: https://www.originlab.com/restricted/reg_sn.aspx and click on your serial number to view your existing Product Keys.
  2. Copy-paste an available Product Key from the web page to the license dialog.
  3. Click the Activate button to finish the license activation.

NOTE:If no Product Key is available, you will need to deactivate your license from the previous computer. Run Origin(Pro) on the previous computer and use the Help: Deactivate License... menu item.

Multi-Seat Node-Locked

IF YOU ARE THE ADMINISTRATOR

Note: From version 2018, Origin license is cross version. You do not need to do anything for version 2020. You can continue to manage your serial number and Product Key(s) as before.

  1. Go to this web page: https://www.originlab.com/restricted/reg_sn.aspx and click on your serial number to view your existing Product Keys and your list of end-users.

Admins: If you need to reclaim Product Keys in order to assign them to new users, you can do so from your Origin Product Registration | License Administration dashboard. If you encounter problems or have questions, please contact us.

IF YOU ARE THE END USER

NOTE: END USERS PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR ORIGIN ADMINISTRATOR BEFORE PROCEEDING TO UPGRADE TO 2020 BY YOURSELF!

If you are installing 2020 on the same computer where Origin 2018 or later is installed

  1. Download the 2020 installer from: https://www.originlab.com/MyOrigin2020Download.
  2. Install Origin 2020. The installed serial number is auto-used by Origin2020 installation.
  3. Launch Origin 2020. Your software is automatically activated.

If you are installing 2020 on a different computer (not where Origin 2018 or later is installed)::

  1. Run Origin 2017 or later version on the previous computer and from the menu, choose Help: Activate License. In the License Activation dialog that opens, write down the Product Key or copy and save it to a .txt file.
  2. Choose Help: Deactivate License and Deactivate Now.
  3. When you've installed the software (download link above), run Origin 2020, choose Help: Activate License and enter or paste your Product Key into the dialog and click Activate.

End Users: If your previous computer is not available and no Product Key is available to you here, please contact your Origin Administrator.

Concurrent Network

  1. Go to the page Additional Information for Concurrent Licenses and follow the instructions under the heading "If you are upgrading a Concurrent Network package."
  2. Download the software from www.originlab.com/MyOrigin2020Download.
  3. Install the software using the serial number of your previous version.

US and Canada Students (Regular Student SN, NOT Group Student)

  1. Download the 2020 installer from: https://www.originlab.com/MyOrigin2020Download
  2. Install Origin 2020. The installed serial number is auto-used by Origin2020 installation.
  3. Launch Origin 2020. Your software is automatically activated.

Customers NOT Upgrading an Existing Installation - Instructions by License Type

Single-user Node-locked (Individual User) Packages

Your serial number has one of the following formats:

  • xFxxx-60xx-70xxxxx
  • xFxxx-60xx-71xxxxx
  • xFxxx-60xx-72xxxxx
  • xFxxx-60xx-78xxxxx

Getting Started

Your package allows you to run Origin on one computer (such as your office computer). You can also run Origin on a second computer (such as your home computer), as long as your Maintenance is active. Only one install may be in use at any one time.

When you start Origin, a License Activation dialog prompts you for a Product Key. The Product Key is obtained from the OriginLab website. Internet access is required only for licensing process. If the computer does not have internet access, you can obtain the license from a different computer with access.

Read more about how to license your Origin...


Multi-user Node-locked Packages (includes Teaching Lab/Classroom Package)

Your serial number has the following format:

  • xFxxx-60xx-76xxxxx

Origin Administrator, Getting Started

Before providing your Origin package to those who plan to run Origin, you must register your serial number and generate Product Keys.

Read about how to set up license access restrictions...

When you distribute Version 2020 to your users, in addition to providing them with the installer and the serial number, you must also provide the Product Key request URL as the Product Key is required during license activation. Also, please let users know that when they log on to the OriginLab website during when require a Product Key, their account must contain information associated with your organization (due to the license access restrictions you establish)

Instructions to provide your Origin users...

Origin deployment strategies...

Read more about how to license Origin...


Concurrent Network Packages

Your serial number has the following format:

  • xFxxx-30xx-79xxxxx

Origin Administrator, Getting Started

The Concurrent Network package entitles you to install or deploy Origin on any number of computers in your organization. Each of these computers must have a connection to a machine (workstation or server) on which you must install a FLEXnet server (provided by OriginLab) and set up a FLEXnet service for license management. If you are already using FLEXnet license management for another software vendor, then you can use your existing FLEXnet server to set up a service for managing your Origin, as long as the operating system and FLEXnet version is supported by OriginLab.

Upgrade package – read how to update your existing FLEXnet service...

New package – read how to set up a FLEXnet service...

Origin deployment strategies...

How to update your FLEXnet service if you purchase additional users...


Home Use Package (Maintenance benefit)

In some territories, Multi-user Node-locked and Concurrent Network packages with Maintenance are provided with a second Home Use serial number to allow members of your organization to run Origin on their home computer. (Single-user Node-locked packages with Maintenance are provided with a second Product Key for a home computer but this is not to be confused with the separate Home Use serial number discussed here.)

Home Use serial numbers will be identified as Home Use on your license certificate. The serial number has the following format:

  • xFxxx-60xx-76xxxxx

Origin Administrator, Getting Started

Before providing the Home Use serial number to members of your organization that need to run Origin on their home computer, you must register your Home Use serial number and generate Product Keys.

Read about how to set up license access restrictions...

When you distribute Version 2020 to your "home users", in addition to providing them with the installer and the Home Use serial number, you must also provide the Product Key request URL as the Product Key is required during license activation. Also, please let users know that when they log on to the OriginLab website during when require a Product Key, their account must contain information associated with your organization (due to the license access restrictions you establish)

Instructions to provide your Origin "home users"...

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Dongle Packages

Your serial number has the following format:

  • xMxxx-60xx-7xxxxxx

If you newly purchase the product:

Please review the instructions provided in your dongle packet.

If you have a dongle for Origin 2019 or later and you have Maintenance:

  1. Download the 2020 installer from: https://www.originlab.com/MyOrigin2020Download
  2. Install Origin 2020 with the dongle Serial Number.
  3. Plug in the dongle to the USB port.
  4. Launch Origin 2020. The Update Dongle dialog will open. Take a note of the Dongle ID at the top of the dialog.
  5. Contact OriginLab or your distributor. Provide your Serial Number and Dongle ID. You will receive a 16 character Dongle Product Key.
  6. Start Origin again. Enter the product key in the Update Dongle dialog and click Update to finish the dongle license activation. Now your dongle is updated for Origin 2020.

 


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