Before taking a class, be sure to validate your EQ software several days before class.
If you take your laptop to class, you may find you cannot open EQ. Why? Because your laptop may have sat for months without being used, and therefore requires validation. Validation is required every 60 days. Validation may not be possible in the classroom unless it has an Internet connection. And you don’t want to take up valuable class time because you neglected to validate. Be sure to validate at home a few days before your class.
A week before class, please check the following:
To validate your EQ software, just connect the computer to the internet and open up EQ.
If you still get a “License validation failed” message each time you open EQ, it indicates your firewall settings are keeping EQ from connecting to the validation server. You have two options for solving this:
Periodically EQ will validate the license over the Internet at the program’s startup. In most cases, this happens silently. If your computer is not connected to the Internet, or communication is being blocked because of your computer’s firewall settings, you will receive a message, “License validation failed. Validation required in xx days.” After you see this message, EQ will start. You will have xx days to resolve the issue.
(Validation is required every 60 days. So if you see the “validation” message it just means that in your case you have the number of days you were given in the message to connect to the Internet and allow EQ to validate the license. You can do this whenever you would like, within the number of days you were given — ignore it and do it when it is convenient for you.)