How to Install Intel® Software Development Products when Not Connected to the Internet

Published: 04/05/2012, Last Updated: 03/16/2018

Problem : 

Installing Intel® Software Development Products on computers without an internet connection.


Install using a License File

Note: See instructions below if you need to get your license file.

  1. Copy the license file onto your machine. The default license file directories are:
    •  Windows*: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Intel\Licenses
    •  Linux*: /opt/intel/licenses
    •  Mac OS*: /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/Intel/Licenses
  2. Start the installation program
  3. On the Activation screen, select Choose alternative activation and click Next.
  4. Select Use a license file and click Next.
  5. Enter the path to your license file into the box or click Browse to browse to the license file using Windows Explorer.
  6. Click Next and proceed with the installation.

Instructions if you need to get your license file:

How Do I Get My License File for Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016 or Intel® System Studio 2016? 

For pre-2016 product see /content/www/us/en/develop/articles/resend-license-file.html

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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