CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking Authorization Problems

CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking Authorization Problems

All CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking authorization is based on your JAWS serial number and will only work with the correct JAWS serial number that you supplied to Dancing Dots or your dealer. You will receive the message "This is not a purchased copy of ..." for the following situations:

CakeTalking 4 and Lime-Aloud

The installation code for CakeTalking 4 and Lime Aloud is similar to the installation code for CakeTalking 3 except that there is a checksum added to it so that you will know immediately after entering it whether it is correct or not. This checksum will make it unlikely that you can enter an incorrect installation code unless Dancing Dots used the wrong JAWS serial number to generate your code. If you need to re-enter your installation code please follow the directions below for CakeTalking 3.

CakeTalking 3 and All Versions of Sibelius Speaking

The CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking installation programs only ask for authorization if they can not find authorization from a previous installation. The installation programs do not do a thorough check of the authorization code when you enter it so please be extra careful when entering your authorization. If CakeTalking or Sibelius Speaking complain about your authorization then you will need to perform the following steps:

  • Uninstall CakeTalking or Sibelius Speaking,
  • Start the installation program for CakeTalking or Sibelius Speaking,
  • At the Welcome dialog press the Options button, check Request new authorization and then press the OK button.
  • Finish the installation process as usual and be extra careful when entering the authorization code.
  • If CakeTalking or Sibelius Speaking still complain about your authorization then make sure that the JAWS serial number matches the authorization you received from Dancing Dots. You may have to contact Dancing Dots for help with this.

CakeTalking Version 2.259 and Earlier (for Pro Audio 9)

The authorization for CakeTalking Version 2.259 and earlier is contained in a file called JCT.EXE. If CakeTalking complains about authorization then either your JAWS serial number changed or your authorization file could not be found by the installation program. When you install these versions of CakeTalking, the authorization file should be either on a floppy in the computer or in the same folder as the installation program. The CakeTalking installation program ultimately copies your JCT.EXE for you into your JAWS folder (the same folder that jfw.exe is in).

Please do not execute jct.exe; it will ALWAYS produce an error.


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