On computers running Windows 8, the following message appears when opening STAAD.Pro even when product licenses are available:
"Trial/Valid license was not found or trial period has expired! Switching to Restricted Mode..."
* The issue may affect other versions also.
Make sure that you have at least one license for STAAD.Pro and one license of design code are available to be used. You can check this from the License Checkout section in the License Management Tool (Goto Start -> All Programs -> Bentley Engineering -> STAAD.Pro V8i ->Select License Tools -> Select XM License Management Tool ).
If enough license is available, and you are still getting the message, then it could be a registry setup issue. STAAD.Pro uses registry entries to store licensing-specific settings. The settings are stored in a location accessible by all users, but only an administrator can modify them. Starting with Windows Vista, a copy of the settings is also maintained in a location that can be modified by a user. If the settings are never written to the location accessible by all users, the program may encounter a licensing error.
Steps in Option 1 can also be used for STAAD.foundation if the message "SELECT license type is not configured yet. Please run “SELECT license Assistance” to configure it" is reported while opening it.
Also the same steps in Option 1 can be used for SectionWizard if it is starting in Demo mode while opening it as a standalone program.
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