QIAGEN Bioinformatics (formerly CLC bio) software licenses are specific to the machine they are downloaded to. A given machine is identified by its host ID, which is generated from the MAC address. To start using your QIAGEN Bioinformatics software on a machine with a different MAC address, we have to take steps at our end to release the license from its connection with the older host ID. Once we do this, your license order ID can be used to download a license to the system with the new host ID.
Situations where you will need to ask us to release your license from the hardware it is tied to include:
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