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Introduction ► Installing Cakewalk

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Click Cakewalk Installer if you only want to install the core Cakewalk program.
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Click BandLab Assistant if you wish to do offline authorization for Cakewalk, or you want access to BandLab loops.
Note: After Cakewalk is installed, all subsequent updates can be done directly from within the application via Help > Check for Updates. Notifications for available updates are also automatically shown by default.
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If you are installing from the Cakewalk web installer: Locate the file CakewalkSetup.exe that was saved to your computer's hard drive and double-click on it to begin the installation.
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If you are installing from BandLab Assistant: Follow the instructions under BandLab Assistant. BandLab Assistant provides the easiest way to download and install Cakewalk.
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If you are installing from a digital download: Locate the file Cakewalk_by_BandLab_Setup.exe that was saved to your computer's hard drive and double-click on it to begin the installation.
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Click the Install button.
BandLab Assistant is an application that lets you access both BandLab and Cakewalk content. Use the Apps tab to install, update, and open Cakewalk and related content like demo projects and instrument packs. Use the Sounds tab to drag over 40,000 free loops into your projects.
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Type your BandLab account user name and password, then click Log In. If you do not yet have an account, click Sign Up.
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Click the Apps tab to show available applications. Under Cakewalk by BandLab, click Install. BandLab Assistant will download and install Cakewalk.
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Click the Windows Start button and navigate to the Cakewalk folder.
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Right-click Cakewalk by BandLab, then select Uninstall.
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Select Start , then select Settings  > Apps > Apps & features.
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Select Cakewalk by BandLab, then select Uninstall.
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In the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel and select it from the results.
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Select Programs > Programs and Features.
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Right-click Cakewalk by BandLab, then select Uninstall.
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Click the Apps tab.
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Under Cakewalk by BandLab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Open button, then click Uninstall.
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In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Export Activation Request to open the Save activation request dialog box.
Cakewalk saves a Activation request.crq file. This file is encrypted and machine-specific, and can only be used to activate Cakewalk on the machine that was originally used to create the Activation request.crq file.
By default, Cakewalk appends a timestamp to the file name, using the following format: <Month><Day><Year>_<Hour><Minute>. For example: 032820_1157Activation request.crq.
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Copy the Activation request.crq file to removable media, such as a USB flash drive, that you can transfer to another computer that is connected to the internet.
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Click the Apps tab.
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Under Cakewalk by BandLab, click the drop-down arrow next to the Open button, then click Process Offline Activation Request.
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Copy the Activation response.dat file to removable media that you can transfer back to your offline Cakewalk computer.
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In Cakewalk, go to Help > Offline Activation > Import Activation Response to open the Import activation response dialog box.
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Select the Activation response.dat file and click Open.
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