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License ID/Key Information

All of our software comes with two unique strings, which are related to the name of the purchaser/evaluator and to the product. The first is the software license id, which identifies the software, the license date, the license version and the user. The second is the license key which is used to check that the license id and license key correspond to the correct software product and version.

License ID

A sample license ID is shown below.


The license ID is composed of:-

The first two letters identify the product
The next four digits identify the year
The next two digits identify the month
The next two digits identify the day
The next two digits identify the major version
The next two digits identify the minor version
The next character is a hyphen
The next character identifies the number of users of a license
If the license is a beta license, a letter B is present
If the license is an evaluation license, a letter E is present
If the license is a distribution license, a letter D is present
The remainder of the license ID (excluding the last 4 digits) is a unique number identifying the user. This allows multiple users with identical names to be correctly identified when we are handling software support issues.
The last four digits of the license identify the build number.

License Key

A sample license Key is shown below.


The license key is composed of eight groups of four letters and digits. The letters are always lower case.

How do the license ID and license Key work?

When a full product license key or an evaluation license key is generated, the user name, the license ID and various information about the software product are combined to form the license key. If the license ID is altered, or if the license key is altered, they become invalid and the software will cease to function.

For an evaluation license, the license is valid for a period of 30 days after the license was generated. Attempts at rolling the system clock back will lead to immediate termination of the license. For those that circumvent the clock rollback detection, they will have to put up with incorrect system time stamps because they have rolled their system clock back, the incorrect timestamps will make their version control system perform incorrectly.

Evaluation license IDs and license keys cannot be converted into product license IDs and license keys. Evaluation software cannot be converted into product software by the use of different license IDs and license keys, or different registry settings.

Evaluation software is fully functional, 30 day time limited version of the software. Evaluation software is a different binary image to the full product software and cannot be converted into the full product.

In addition, because the software will not work if the user name is changed, the license ID is changed or the license key is changed, any copies of the software found on warez and software pirating sites can be traced to the original supplier via their license ID. Legitimate users are protected and software pirates are easier to track.

We believe we have priced the product correctly to reflect the work required to create this product. The cost of purchasing the software is less than one days wages for a junior software engineer in the United States or Europe. You will recoup your investment in the software purchase very quickly through time saved in solving your software engineering problems.

If you obtained your Software Verify product from a reseller you can register your product here. The User ID will be checked to determine that it is a user ID that matches user IDs distributed by resellers.

Do not give your license details to software pirates. Any pirated copies of Software Verify software that are found, have their license details put in our database and software support is not available using these license details.