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What is the difference between the Serial Number and the Activation Code?

Serial Numbers are issued by Inspired Acoustics to you for Hauptwerk 4 compatible sample sets to allow you to register your products and access the downloadable files and updates of the product. Serial Numbers can be looked at as vouchers to your download and product update access.

Activation Codes are issued by Inspired Acoustics to you for Hauptwerk V compatible sample sets and allow you to both register the products and access the downloadable files of the product and to use it at a voucher to redeem your license in your iLok account. Activation Codes are recognized by the iLok License Manager and allow you to redeem and activate the license for the sample set.

Note that for migrations between Hauptwerk 4 and Hauptwerk V products, in many cases, no Activation Codes are involved, but the licenses are directly added to your iLok dongle. For such products you already have a previous, Hauptwerk 4 compatible sample set registered with Inspired Acoustics, so the download access will be provided to you without the need of an Activation Code, based on the previous Hauptwerk 4 sample set you already registered.