How to activate Backup4all manually

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Jan 15, 2019

Backup4all 7.x, 6.x, 5.x

Automatic online activation is the easiest way to activate Backup4all, and you can read about it here: Automatic Online Activation.

How to activate Backup4all manually

Backup4all needs to be activated after purchasing a license. If you have an active Internet connection the easiest way to activate Backup4all is automatically online. However, if you do not have an active Internet connection, this article describes how to manually activate Backup4all.

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Use the manual activation method only if the online activation fails due to firewall issues or internet connection.

The manual activation process involves two computers: computer A, where Backup4all is installed, and computer B, the one that has internet access. Follow the steps below to copy the activation file from computer A to computer B from where you can obtain the activation response.

Backup4all 7 - Manual Activation

Follow these steps to activate Backup4all 7 manually:

  1. Open Backup4all (on computer A). The Activate application window will appear. If you previously used the trial, you need to open the activation window from File -> Licensing, by pressing the Enter product key button.
    Backup4all 7 - Manual Activation 1

  2. In the Activate application window, you need to enter the Product key received by email after purchasing Backup4all 7. Optionally you can enter your First and Last name, Email and Comments. The Activate button is greyed out until you check the I agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy option. Once checked you can press the Activate button
    Backup4all 7 - Manual Activation 2

  3. If there is no internet connection on that computer, a Cannot connect to the Internet window will show up. In the email received after you purchased Backup4all, there is also a license file attached in the format PRODUCT_KEY.lic. Download that license file and use the Browse button next to the License file field in the Offline activation section to load it in Backup4all 7. Press Activate offline to continue with the manual activation.
    Backup4all 7 - Manual Activation 3

  4. On the second step of the manual activation, you have two options:
    Backup4all 7 - Manual Activation 4

    • Email activation request. Using this option, the default email client will open to send the activation request. After sending the activation request email, in a short moment you will get an email containing the activation file. Please load that file on the next page of the manual activation process in order to activate the application.
    • Save activation request. Using this option, you will be asked to indicate the location where the activation request file will be saved. That file is named activation-request.xml.
  5. Take the activation-request.xml file and go to Computer B where you have internet access. Load the file on activate.backup4all.com and press Activate. You will then have the option to download the activation response file after confirming the activation.
    Backup4all 7 - Manual Activation 4

  6. In the last step of the manual activation you have to load the activation response file received and press Activate button. The activation response file is called activation.xml.
    Backup4all 7 - Manual Activation 5

After you press the Activate button, a confirmation message will show the activation results (i.e. activation successful, failed).

Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation

Follow these steps to activate Backup4all 6 manually:

  1. Open Backup4all (on computer A). The Activate application window will appear. If you previously used the trial, you need to open the activation window from File -> Licensing, by pressing the Enter product key button.
    Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation 1

  2. Press the Enter key button from the right side of the activation window.
    Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation 2

  3. Enter the Backup4all product key, the registration email and press Activate button.
    Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation 3

  4. If there is no internet connection on that computer, the following popup will appear. Press Continue offline button.
    Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation 4

  5. In the email received after you purchased Backup4all, there is also a license .lic file attached. Download that license file and load it in Backup4all, then press Next.
    Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation 5

  6. On the second step of the manual activation, you have two options:

    • Email activation request. Using this option, the default email client will open to send the activation request. After sending the activation request email, you will receive an automated reply with the activation file. Please load that file on the next page in order to activate the application.
    • Save activation request. Using this option, you will be asked to indicate the location where the activation request file will be saved. Take that file and go to Computer B where you have internet access. Load the file on activate.backup4all.com and press Activate. You will then have the option to download the activation response file.
      In both cases you will obtain a activation response file, that you need to load on the next step.
      Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation 6
  7. On this page you have to load the activation response file and press Activate button.
    Backup4all 6 - Manual Activation 7

Backup4all 5 - Manual Activation

Follow these steps to activate Backup4all 5 manually:

  1. Open Backup4all (on computer A). The Activate application window will appear. If you previously used the trial, you need to open the activation window from File -> Help, by pressing the Enter activation key button.
    Backup4all 5 - Manual Activation 1

  2. Press the Manual activation button from the bottom left side of the activation window.
    Backup4all 5 - Manual Activation 2

  3. In the email received after you purchased Backup4all, there is also a license .lic file attached. Download that license file and load it in Backup4all, then press Next.
    Backup4all 5 - Manual Activation 3

  4. On the second step of the manual activation, you have two options:

    • Email activation request. Using this option, the default email client will open to send the activation request. After sending the activation request email, in a short moment you will get an email containing the activation file. Please load that file on the next page in order to activate the application.
    • Save activation request. Using this option, you will be asked to indicate the location where the activation request file will be saved. Take that file and go to Computer B where you have internet access. Load the file on activate.backup4all.com and press Activate. You will then have the option to download the activation response file.
      In both cases you will get a activation response file, that you need to load on the next step.
      Backup4all 5 - Manual Activation 4
  5. On this page you have to load the activation response file and press Activate button.
    Backup4all 5 - Manual Activation 5

The video tutorial below shows how you can do a manual activation by email for Backup4all:

The video tutorial below shows how you can do a manual activation by saving an activation request file and loading back in Backup4all the activation response:

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