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Matlab - Renewing the current Matlab license

The Matlab license expires each year on July 31 And you will see a message in Matlab similar to the one below as expiration approaches.

STUDENTS: Please Start a Conversation to request the renewal.

FACULTY AND STAFF: Please follow the instructions below: 

The renewal has no cost, but you will need to follow these steps to renew your Matlab installation.
Expiration Message

1. Open Matlab and click the down arrow underneath the help button. Then go to Licensing and click Activate Software.

Go to Help, Licensing, then Activate Software

2. In the MathWorks Software Activation window, ensure that Activate automatically using the Internet is selected and then click Next.

Select Activate automatically and click Next

3. Now, you'll need to sign in using your MathWorks account, which should be your VT email address and the password you set up when initially installing Matlab. If you're not sure what your password is, click the Forgot your password? link to reset it.

Sign in with your MathWorks account

4. Once you've signed in, ensure that the license number shown below is selected and click Next.

Ensure license number 40920873 is selected

5. You'll now be asked to verify your university login information. Click the Click here link and sign in to the website that opens with your Virginia Tech PID and PID password.

Click the Click here link to verify your university info

6. Once verification is complete, you'll see the message below. Now, go back to the Matlab window and click OK to close the verification window. Now, click Next to proceed with the renewal.

Verification successful message

7. Confirm that your user information is correct, and then click Next.

8. Now, click Confirm to complete the renewal.

As always, if you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to ask HERE.

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  1. Bob Jentsch

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