Vegas Post Bundled Apps Only Run in Demo Mode

Hank-Zimmerman wrote on 5/25/2022, 8:28 AM

I just purchased the $100 Vegas Post upgrade special to upgrade my version of Vegas Pro 19. It looks like the two bundled products, Vegas Effects and Vegas Image, will only run in demo mode, even if I open Effects from within Vegas Pro, per instructions. Is there any way to get these two products activated?

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Dexcon wrote on 5/25/2022, 8:01 PM

Based on a similar question on the forum a while ago, I recall that the suggestion given at the time was to make sure that you are using the new serial number for Vegas POST, not the older serial number which isn't licensed for Effects and Image.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 11 Black Creator Edition

Installed: Vegas Pro 16 Edit, Vegas Pro 17 Edit, Vegas Pro 18, Vegas Pro 19 Edit, Vegas Pro 20 Edit, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, BCC 2023, Mocha Pro 2022.5.1, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Neat NR, DVD Architect 6.0, MAGIX Travel Maps, Sound Forge Pro 16, SpectraLayers Pro 9, iZotope RX10 Advanced and many other iZ plugins, Vegasaur 4.0

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"

 

vkmast wrote on 5/26/2022, 3:14 AM

Yes. "The user should verify that they have activated VEGAS with a POST serial." From here and see also the previous comment (about deactivating) there.

Hank-Zimmerman wrote on 5/26/2022, 7:15 AM

Many thanks for your help on this. When I first had installed the POST download, I may have accidentally registered it with my existing VEGAS serial number. It had occurred to me that the problem could be related to the existing serial number instead of the new one, but where I am stuck is that I can't find any way to re-register VEGAS with the POST serial number. I am sure the solution is right there, looking me in the face but....

Dexcon wrote on 5/26/2022, 7:23 AM

In Vegas Pro 19, go to the Help menu and click on the "Deactivate the Software on this PC ..." and then after starting Vegas Pro again, it will require the activation process where you can code in your new POST serial number.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 11 Black Creator Edition

Installed: Vegas Pro 16 Edit, Vegas Pro 17 Edit, Vegas Pro 18, Vegas Pro 19 Edit, Vegas Pro 20 Edit, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, BCC 2023, Mocha Pro 2022.5.1, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Neat NR, DVD Architect 6.0, MAGIX Travel Maps, Sound Forge Pro 16, SpectraLayers Pro 9, iZotope RX10 Advanced and many other iZ plugins, Vegasaur 4.0

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"

 

Hank-Zimmerman wrote on 5/26/2022, 8:04 AM

Dexon, that was it. Earlier I had seen that option, but the "Deactivate" word sounded way too dangerous for me to consider giving it a shot! Seriously, the new serial number is now in place, the POST app is activated and all is well. Thanks again for helping me out and "Case Officially Closed!"

vkmast wrote on 5/26/2022, 10:01 AM

The solution was also in NickHope's comment which was linked above.

Btw, you're right about the "Deactivate" being a bit dangerous. You need to know about the basic difference of the two deactivating options. See this FAQ point 9.

Jos-DeRoeck wrote on 7/7/2022, 11:04 AM

I did the hole thing, deactivate-reactivate with the new VegasPost number but it is still impossible to install Vegas Effects and the name of mij Vegas stays on Vegas Pro built 643.

vkmast wrote on 7/7/2022, 11:16 AM

What shows as activated now on your MAGIX Account > My products?