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.
Just Released: Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box for Windows!
164 amazing new RealStyles await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some great new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.
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Every version release of Band-in-a-Box® adds loads of new features and enhancements to the program, which we're sure can sometimes get "lost" in your knowledge of the program's capabilities.
Looking to learn about new features with a specific release? It's actually really easy to locate this information!
Learn tips on the new version (2019) by visiting Help | Tip of the Day and placing a check mark next to "Only Show Tips for Version 2019" (you'll also need to select "Show Tips at Startup", if it's not already).
Access the new features list for older versions in the Help Index of the program - from the left-menu, choose Contents | Features and a list of New Features will show - all the way back to Version 7!
Special thanks to Mike and all the RealTracks Artists and PG Endorsers who stopped by. Stay tuned for our Booth Visitors and other happenings from Summer NAMM on July 18-20, 2019! If you find yourself at the event, come say "Hi!" to us at booth 234.
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows StylePicker Feature - Finding RealTracks & MIDI SuperTracks
Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, quickly find styles that use RealTracks (or MIDI SuperTracks!) in a certain range by pressing the [Other] filter button in the StylePicker window and select "Styles that contain RealTracks or MIDI SuperTracks in a number range".
Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® will show you some helpful "Tips" when you start the program? What a great way for new program users to learn all the features of the program! Want to know Tips on just the latest version? This feature can be adjusted to just show the Tips for that too.
Maybe you're a long-time user of the program, and have this feature turned off? To access Tip of the Day (450+ available!), head to Help | Tip of the Day. Your Tip will appear right away - and you'll have the option of reading the Next Tip if you wanted too! Within this window is where you would also choose to "Show Tips at Startup" (if this is unchecked, you won't see them), or "Only Show Tips for Version 2019".
Here's a few Tips the program informed me of the last time I opened Band-in-a-Box®:
In the Piano Roll window, the 'Ghost Note' function allows you to view a single-channel, and see notes on all other channels display in light grey. This is useful when working with multi-channel tracks.
Want a bigger guitar display? Drag the bottom end of the Guitar Window to change its size, or press the SETTINGS button to set a custom size.
The Printout can use left and right MARGINS. This is useful to make printouts for small paper size or 3 hole paper that requires margins.
Edit | Nudge Chords/Melody. Let's say that you have entered a complete song chord progression, and you then realize that all of the chords starting at bar 23 are 1 beat to late. You can use this feature to slide your chords over by 1 beat.
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