The TopSpice 8 product online activation service has been changed. The previous online activation service has been discontinued effective August 1, 2018 because of possible conflicts with recently enacted European Union data security and privacy regulations.
The new online activation service uses the system default web browser to request an activation code from the server instead of directly contacting the server. The user has full control of the process. This method also eliminates the issue of any system firewalls blocking access to the server which could happen with the old service.
This change does not affect the operation of an existing installation.
If you have a TopSpice 8 product with version number between 8.60 and 8.74 (the first three digits of the serial number represent the product version), you have the following options for performing a new installation activation: