Activating and Deactivating DesignShop v10 Single-User License Software

Click here for Full instructions on the Activation and Deactivation of DesignShop v10 software in the online User's Manual.


  • DesignShop is digitizing software with a single license to be used on one computer at a time.
  • You must be logged in to Windows as a user with Administrator Rights to Activate/Deactivate and use the software.
  • DesignShop can be installed on multiple computers, but the purchased license can only be Activated on one computer at a time. Other installations will run in Sizer or Lite mode (details in User's Manual).
  • To Activate DesignShop on another computer, make sure that it has been Deactivated on the first computer.
  • Activation/Deactivation is an easy process on a computer with internet access (link to instructions at top of this page).


  • If you need to Activate/Deactivate the software on a computer that does not have internet access, you'll need the Device Identification code that is generated by DesignShop on the non-internet computer. Then, with that Device Identification code, use a computer with internet access, and go to this website to generate the Activation Code:


  • If you have upgraded your level of DesignShop through your Melco Sales Representative (for example, upgrading from Lite to Standard w/Vector, or to Pro/Pro+), the process is easy.
  • Once you have received notification from Melco that your upgrade process has been completed, you will only need to Deactivate (using Tools > Deactivate Product)  and then Activate DesignShop (automatically prompted to Activate when you launch DesignShop the next time) and it will open with the higher level.
  • You do not need to download or uninstall/install DesignShop when upgrading levels, just Deactivate and then Activate to start using your upgraded new level.


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