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How do I activate Business-in-a-Box?

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018 04:00PM EDT
To unlock all the documents and features, you must first activate it with a product key.

A product key is obtained when upgrading to Business-in-a-Box Pro from our online store.

Step 1: Retrieve the Product Key that Was Emailed to You (see first attachment)

Make sure you check your spam/junk mail folder in case our email was placed there.
Your product key was also provided on the “order successful” page.
Please make sure you COPY your product key by selecting it with your mouse and hitting Ctrl+c on your keyboard (or drag your mouse across the product key, right-click and select Copy):

Step 2: Activation

If you are running Windows and Version 7 (latest version) of the software:

Open Business-in-a-Box. Select the yellow button that says "Activate" and
PASTE (do not type in) your product key in the activation box then click on upgrade/activate. Once you receive the message that the language libraries that you purchased have been activated you may close the activation window. You can now fully edit all the Business-in-a-Box templates, which you can retrieve from the Departments section, at the left hand side of the screen.

If you are running Windows and Version 5 (former version) of the software:
From the top menu, go to Help > Activate Your Software:

Then PASTE (do not type in) your product key in the activation box:

After you paste in your product key, simply click Activate. You will obtain an activation successful message and all features will be activated.

If you are running Mac

You may follow the same instructions than Version 5 Windows users of the software above. The screenshot attached will help you locate the Help menu up top


Firewall Users

This Activation process requires a live Internet connection.

If you get a message telling you that Business-in-a-Box is unable to connect to the Internet, please disable your Firewall or configure it to allow Business-in-a-Box to access the Internet through ports 8080 and 8443. Then close Business-in-a-Box and repeat the steps above.

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