2015 Beta product activation may fail on existing installations

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)