2015 Beta product activation may fail on existing installations

By Hubert Haberstock, Published: 04/28/2014, Last Updated: 04/28/2014

When installing one of the Beta products,

     Intel® Composer XE 2015 Beta for Windows*
     Intel® Software Development Tools 2015 Beta for Windows*

on a machine where Intel® Software Development Tools are already installed you may see the error

     'No Valid license was found'.

Until this problem is resolved, apply one of the following workarounds:

  • Create a backup subdirectory and move all non-beta .lic files there during beta software installation and then copy them back afterwards.
  • Rename the license directory before installation. The product installer will create a new license path and install the license file of the Beta product there. After installation move all exising licenses from your renamed license directory into the new directory.

The default license directory under Windows is:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Licenses\ (on 64-bit Windows OS)
      C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\Licenses\ (on 32-bit Windows OS)




Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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