Loc: Springfield, MO
One thing I have really never understood is say for instance if I want to migrate to an SSD from a mechanical HDD on the same computer, do I go this this process of deactivation and uninstalling and then reinstall and activate on a new SSD once the mechanical HDD has been replaced?
Technically I am still using the same computer, just the storage medium is new.
It clearly states "Release - DeActivate Band-in-a-Box on this PC, so you can use it on another PC.
I guess the question I need answered is if I can re-activate it on this same PC. After all, I don't want to use it on another PC, I want to reuse it on the same PC but with a new SSD. None of the hardware components have changed. The Mother Board, Video Card, Memory and other peripherals have not changed, just the storage medium, nor has the Operating System changed.
Back in 2017, I upgraded an old PC to a new SSD and when I went through this process, the re-activation would not take and I had to call tech support to get it fixed. Same PC, new SSD.
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
The answer to your question may depend on what method you choose to duplicate the stored data. Most programs offer two choices; image and clone. Generally speaking, software programs are more likely to require re-authorization when you select to image hard drive data versus when select to clone hard drive data.
Many people select to image hard drive data when the storage capacity differs between the original and replacement drives. My theory is the changes the program makes to accommodate the storage capacity are likely to "alert" the software that the physical environment changed.
However when a drive is cloned the copy is exactly the same all the way down to the bit level. Nothing is moved so operating system data like file and address pointers is not modified in any way, shape or form.
Of course if a software program uses the hard drive ID or other hardware IDs as part of the information it collects for authorization then the program would still require re-authorization.
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Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 309 Update Available!
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac customers can download the latest FREE patch update here.
Summary of changes for Build 309: Fixed: The Chord Builder is disabled if previously opened before using a modal dialog (eg. Style Picker, Set Tempo). Fixed: The program might crash when selecting RealTracks in the Best RealTracks dialog (eg. #2541). Fixed: Wrong notes in Oohs and Aahs RealTracks. Improved: Higher dots-per-inch printing. Added: [Print Chords Only] button added to the Print Options dialog.
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Summary of Changes in Build 2: Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring. Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low. Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track. Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track. Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note. Fixed: Loading in a MusicXML file could result in MIDI notes of zero instead of the currect MIDI notes. Fixed: Dragging a file into the tracks window didn't always result in the effects slot for the track being setup properly for the file type dragged in. Fixed: When inserting hard rest, and answering Yes to question about removing notes for the peg, it would remove notes from both clefs instead of the clef that the rest was inserted on. Fixed: Potential access violation when deleting a note in staff window. Fixed: Potential jukebox access violation if there were songs with the entire path of the filename being 256 characters or greater loaded into jukebox. Fixed: Jukebox not playing the playlist in correct order in certain situations involving stopping/restarting, etc. Fixed: When loading in a MusicXML file that has a specific guitar fretboard defined that matches one of our fretboards, the guitar tablature type will now be set for the notation. Fixed: Ability to load in .MXL (compresssed musicXML file) as well as ability to load normal noncompressed musicXML file with the new .musicxml extension instead of just .XML. Fixed: Hammer ons, pull offs, and slides are now being saved to MusicXML files. Fixed: Exceptionally jittery timing indicator in the notation window during playback compared to older versions of RealBand. Fixed: If the start of a generated section of a song didn't have a chord entered at the beginning of the section, then it could default to a C major chord instead of the most recent chord prior to the section. Fixed: Potential access violation if song has micro-pegs and multiple notes on a peg. Fixed: Accidental element that specified whether a note was displayed as sharp/flat wasn't eing saved to XML, even though the correct pitch of the note itself was saved.
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Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for macOS Catalina
With Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac we added Drum Notation Support, and we didn't stop there! Other Notation Enhancements added in this new version are:
-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-Holding down the control key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-In the Notation Window Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-Notation is much clearer, not jagged, on retina screens.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-There is a keystroke entry mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, M to enter a third note, up/down cursor to change the pitch of the highlighted note, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.
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