I have already purchased The Unzip Wizard and I need help!
Q: I plan on purchasing a new computer, and want to remove The Unzip Wizard from the old computer, and install it on the new computer. How do I transfer the license?
A: If you purchased a 3.5" backup diskette from us, then the task is simple. Take the diskette and carry it to the NEW computer, and follow the installation instructions found printed on the diskette label. The backup diskette that you purchased has already been pre-unlocked, and the license information is already on the diskette, and will automatically be copied to the new computer.
To uninstall The Unzip Wizard from your old computer, click here.
If you purchased a CD from us, then use that CD to reinstall The Unzip Wizard to your new PC. The password unlock code can be found printed on the CD sleeve that was mailed to you.
If you did not purchase a 3.5" backup diskette or CD from us (and yes, we did offer you one at the time of the original sale) and you made your own backup disk, well, you also are in luck! Pop the backup diskette you made in your disk drive, and double click on the program file (typically named something like "UNZIP32-301.EXE"). Follow the on-screen directions and you will be back up and running in minutes.
Now, if you did not purchase a backup disk/CD, and you failed to make your own backup, then you can always download another copy of The Unzip Wizard from our Web site to your new computer. The download is free, and you can download the software as many times as you like. Simply click on the red diskette (see left).
Assuming you have the program downloaded and installed to the new computer, you will next have to unlock the software, else it will run in "evaluation mode". Please find the original email message that we sent you shortly after your purchased the software online. That email had a subject line "Unzip Wizard - Please print and save this". Within this email we asked you to print and save those password unlock instructions for future reference. Once you find those instructions, simply follow the 7 steps found therein, which will result in a successful unlocking of the software!
So you want to be difficult?...
If you have gotten this far, and are reading this, then perhaps you have failed to secure a backup disk/CD, and have ignored our two emails asking you to print and save the password instructions for future reference. There is still hope, however, assuming you still have your old computer available. You still will need to download and install The Unzip Wizard installation module ( e.g. unzip32-310.exe ) from our Web site to your NEW computer, however, you will also need to COPY the license file (named unzipwiz.my - found in either the c:\unzipwiz folder or the c:\program files\unzip wizard folder) from your OLD computer to your NEW computer. Copy this license file to the c:\program files\unzip wizard folder on your NEW computer. This way your new computer will detect the license, and will NOT run in evaluation mode. The very presence (or absence) of the unzipwiz.my license file determines whether the software runs in demo/evaluation mode or in registered mode.
You can also make a complete installation disk by following these instructions:
1) Take a blank, formatted 3.5" diskette and insert it into your PC
2) Find the unzipwiz.my file on your hard drive, and copy this license file to the 3.5" diskette.
3) Download the Unzip Wizard installation module (click red diskette in left column of this page) and when you are prompted what to do with the file, SAVE IT to the 3.5" diskette. Once the download is complete, you will have 2 files on the 3.5" diskette: UNZIPWIZ.MY and UNZIP32-xxx.EXE (where "xxx" will be the version number of the program, and will vary).
4) Place a label on the diskette, and label is "Unzip Wizard Installation Disk".
5) You can now install the Unzip Wizard onto the new PC by launching the UNZIP32-xxx.EXE file. The installation wizard will install the software, and copy your license file to the new PC.
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