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You must fully deactivate the product’s license and uninstall all PC*MILER components, including local, network, enterprise, or server installations if you want to:

  • Transfer PC*MILER to a new computer.
  • Reformat a computer that PC*MILER is currently installed to.
  • Return the product.
  • Reinstall on the same PC.

IMPORTANT: If you are attempting to uninstall an older version of PC*MILER, you may not be able to reinstall and reactivate it on a new computer due to changes in supported operating systems and other technical issues.

How to Deactivate and Uninstall

1. Open the PC*MILER application and start the License Tool by selecting the Help tab > License Tool. Then, in the PC*MILER License Tool window, click Deactivate.

2. In the PC*MILER Product Deactivation window, click Deactivate.

3. When the deactivation is complete, you will see a “Deactivation Complete” message, with the deactivated product keys listed below. You may want to cut and paste those keys into a document if later you plan to transfer PC*MILER to another computer.

4. Close the Product Deactivation and License Tool windows.

5. To uninstall after deactivating, go to the Start menu and find Control Panel > Apps & Features (or the equivalent on your system).

6. Click on PC*MILER {version number}, and select Uninstall.

7. Follow the on-screen instructions to completely remove the application.

8. Once the uninstall process is finished, you will need to delete the …ALK Technologies\PCMILERxx folder manually to completely remove the PC*MILER application from your system. The default location for this folder is C:\ALK Technologies\PCMILERxx.

NOTE: If you deactivate an installation that included PC*MILER components that were licensed and added after the initial installation, you will need to add those components separately again when you reinstall.

How to Transfer and Reinstall to Another Computer

Follow the instructions for your type of PC*MILER installation and, when prompted, enter the product key that you just deactivated on the old computer. Common installation types include:

Single User Local (Non-Network) Installation

Multi-User Network Installation

If you need help transferring a license to another computer, Technical Support is available for:

  • Customers who are signed up for the our Annual Support & Update Program (AUP license purchase). 
  • Customers who purchased PC*MILER as a Perpetual license within the past 12 months. 

If your Perpetual license is beyond one year, please contact your sales representative for upgrade or support options. 

How to Uninstall an Old Version after Installing a New Version

If you are uninstalling old versions, we recommend doing so prior to installing the new version. But, if you want to remove the old version at the end, you would just have to do the following:

  1. Install new PC*MILER version
  2. Browse to C:\WINDOWS
  3. Remove the following files and place in a temporary folder in a different location:
    Note: These files pertain to PC*MILER Connect and will not all be present if Connect is not a included in your installation.

  4. Uninstall older version of PC*MILER 
  5. Copy those removed files back to C:\WINDOWS

Once that is done, you should now have a fully functioning new version.

To test, run:

  • C:\ALK Technologies\PCMILERxx\Connect\pcms_test.exe