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The busTRACE 9.0 License allows up to 3 PCs. Can you explain this in detail?

The busTRACE 9.0 single user license allows the licensed user to install the software on up to 3 PCs at the same time. Only the single licensed user is allowed to use busTRACE on those systems. Note that this excludes remote capture and capture clients. You can install the remote capture server or the capture client on as many systems as you'd like.

For example, let's say you have a development system, a laptop, and a test system. You can install busTRACE 9.0 and use it on all three systems at the same time. If you no longer need busTRACE on one of your systems, but would rather move it to a different system, then you should uninstall busTRACE 9.0 first. The uninstall will go through a deactivation process and release the license such that it can be installed on a different PC. After the successful uninstallation, you can then take busTRACE to your new system and install it there.

One common question we receive is what would happen if your OS crashes and you cannot recover, or if you wipe the drive without going through the deactivation process. We refer to this condition as an "orphaned" activation. In this case, our busTRACE activation server attempts to detect this type of scenario and flag a previous activation as an orphaned activation. You should be able to install busTRACE without losing any installations. If you encounter any difficulties, you can contact us so that we can reset your activations manually.


Can I run busTRACE 9.0 without Administrator privileges?

Yes, busTRACE 9.0 can run without Administrator privileges. When Administrator privileges are required, busTRACE will prompt you to let it run with Administrator access.


When busTRACE is running, and a Plug and Play event occurs, my floppy drive is accessed each time. Why?

When a Plug and Play event occurs, busTRACE re-enumerates each of the storage devices to see if any drive letters have changed. The file system calls we need to make causes Windows to access the floppy.

To resolve this, go to Tools->Options within busTRACE and remove the checkmark from the "Show Drive Letter" option. This will cause busTRACE to not enumerate for drive letters.

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