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Software-Based Security: Node-Locked Licenses

Download, install, and configure HydroComp software security files.

About Software-Based Security

When you purchased your software license, you bought much more than the actual goods themselves (such as the CD, documents, and security key). You actually bought the right to use the intellectual property that makes up the software code. Put another way, you bought access to the software. An online Software-Based security authorization gives you that access.

HydroComp uses a Software-Based authorization and licensing system for configuration of end-user Node-Locked Licenses, which restrict authorized operation of the software to a particular computer. Please follow the instructions below to complete the one-time download, installation, and configuration of your Software-Based Node-Locked License.

Permissions and ‘Run as Administrator’

Installing the security files requires an elevated level of permissions on Windows 7/8/10. To install the security files, right-click the installation and select the ‘Run as administrator’ option.

Note: If you do not have the ‘Run as administrator’ option, please contact your company’s IT Administrator to give you access to this or have them perform the procedure for you.


We do not expect that you will have any difficulty with your security setup if you have followed the instructions in the PDF document. However, if you do not have success with the setup, please contact HydroComp for assistance (email:


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