Green dongle on Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10

Technical Note 86084

Targets:
All

Component:
Licensing

Updated:
2/22/2010 11:01 AM

Introduction

This text is applicable for products that uses Activator M hardware locks. (That is, small "dongles" that connects to a printer port. This type of dongle has a green plastic housing).

Does not work

The combination of a green dongle and the Microsoft Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 and newer does not work. The latest (made 1998) version of the driver, (for the green dongle), can not be installed/used in these Windows systems.

Note

The green dongle is not used in the current product versions. Green dongles were replaced by other dongles in 2001 (and onwards).

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