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    I called alpha and they told me after march 2020 they will no longer support a5v11. So if I need to reload Alpha I will not be able to activate. Where are the activation keys? or am I out of luck if I switch computer?
    Thanks for any help,

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    Re: a5v11 no more support

    I emailed Alpha re buying a new Licence to install Alpha V11 onto a new computer as I was struggling to migrate the program from a very old computer. Richard replied to my email almost immediately offering me Alpha Anywhere. I explained that at 69 I was coming to the end of my career and that I just wanted to use Alpha as I had for many years. I did not get an answer. I emailed several more times all without an answer so I gave up.

    Gil Smith
    Gil Smith


    • #3
      Re: a5v11 no more support

      What does this mean for existing v11 deployments using the v11 AWS?


      • #4
        Re: a5v11 no more support

        Gil, V11 should activate as long as the new computer has the same name as the old one. If that's not viable, could you create a VM on the new box just for Alpha?

        Did you get to Wembley in '88 - smashing day (though probably not for you!)


        • #5
          Re: a5v11 no more support


          No I did not get to the Cup Final in 1988! We were kicked off the park!! :)

          We are doing Ok this year! Should be Champions come May. I was born just a short walk from the ground and have followed them for over 60 years. More good times than bad :)

          I am not sure what a VM is. I would be grateful for any help! Thanks for getting back to me,

          Gil Smith


          • #6
            Re: a5v11 no more support

            Gil, Provided your new PC is powerful enough you can set up a Virtual Machine (VM) and install any operating system and software to run on it. Give it the same name as your old PC and you should be able to install and activate V11 as well.

            Have a look at for an idea of what's possible.

            Champions come May - more likely March the rate you're picking up points. Have followed the Dons since '76 while still at a rugby playing school.


            • #7
              Re: a5v11 no more support

              [/QUOTE]Have followed the Dons since '76 while still at a rugby playing school.[/QUOTE]

              Some of the players in the 80s (Vinnie Jones of this parish) thought they were playing Rugby! :)
              Gil Smith


              • #8
                Re: a5v11 no more support

                Well, as a Manchester United supporter.........
                Not really.
                Bolton Wanderers.
                See our Hybrid Option here;


                • #9
                  Re: a5v11 no more support

                  All sorted now! Thanks for your suggestions and a big shout out to Ted Giles - a true star!

                  Gil Smith


                  • #10
                    Re: a5v11 no more support

                    Aw Shucks!
                    See our Hybrid Option here;


                    • #11
                      Re: a5v11 no more support

                      I didn't see this yesterday, so I posted in another part of the forum-


                      about similar things. However, I had more questions and nobody responded.

                      Anyone care to address that thread?


                      • #12
                        I have had to buy a new PC and am trying to install A5v11 on it, I have the liscense number & activation code from the previous install.
                        I named the new PC same as the Old and tried installing A5v11 from file A5v11_Full_DL from 8/1/2013.
                        It installed and accepted the activation key, but then failed as it could not find "mfc100.dll".
                        I searched for it on the old PC but could not locate it.
                        Any suggestions as to what to do next ?
                        really out of my depth with this so any guidance gratefully received.
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                          • #14
                            Thank you Al :)
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                            • #15
                              I understand it's a pain to support a product they stopped working on over a half decade ago even though they had a sale just before releasing V12, but if they're not going to support it,
                              the least they could do is deactivate the activation function, which I'm guessing is broken again and causing trouble for my clients.
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