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Sim locked to a PC 18/01/2022 at 19:59 #143635
poolep
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I know this has been asked previously - but I'm struggling.

I recently purchased Tyneside IECC and locked it onto an incredibly old laptop that I now find is incapable of playing the sim. It has too many issues.

So I want to unlock it from that device and put the sim onto another laptop. How ?

I've emailed (used contact info) for Simsig. That was on Yesterday. Do I need to give them time to sort it or is there something that I need to do on the crap laptop

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Sim locked to a PC 18/01/2022 at 20:49 #143637
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Ideally, log into the old laptop and unallocate the license yourself.

If you can't do this, go to this page: https://www.SimSig.co.uk/License/MyLicenses and click the purple 'Request Unlock' button next to the relevant simulation.

Requests via the latter method are usually actioned within hours, as there are a number of people who can perform the unlock.

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Last edited: 18/01/2022 at 20:52 by Steamer
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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 09:10 #143651
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Thank you for the reply and help.

I've gone to the link that was provided. There is no purple "Request Unlock" button that I can see


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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 09:13 #143652
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I think it's not locked to a computer if the 'Allocated' box is not ticked - locking is not necessary to play the sim with the current loader version. Have you already tried opening the sim on another computer?
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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 10:06 #143657
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I think its a case over "over thinking".

I've just tried it on another laptop and it works fine.

Sorry to be dense and thank you, everyone, for your help

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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 10:53 #143658
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And there's more...

I thought it was working. The loader shows I own the sim but it only runs in Demo mode. A few minutes into it it starts counting down the amount of free time I have left


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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 11:11 #143659
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Have you logged in on the main loader screen with your SimSig username and password?
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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 11:55 #143660
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By the Main SimSig logon page do you mean the attached. Then, if so, yes


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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 15:38 #143662
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You could try right-clicking on the left list (of simulations) and selecting Lock License to this machine. See if it changes anything; unlock it again, see what happens.
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Sim locked to a PC 19/01/2022 at 15:52 #143663
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That seems to have worked. Its letting me save the sim which it didnt do in the demo version.

I wasnt aware you could right click on sim the sim name

thank you

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