[Wine] Problem running commercial software

RobinB wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri May 2 11:09:49 CDT 2008

Dear all,

I am using Linux at work, and have until now never had the need to use a Windows programme. Now, I have to work with a commercial programme that does not have a Linux version, so I got Wine.

Installation ran smoothly, I am so far impressed. When first started, however, the programme checks the license (on Windows, it checks a password against a "SystemID" that is computed from Hardware/OS specifications) and then gives you different options (apply for license, enter license number, etc.)

On Wine, immediately after startup I get the following message: "Your license server is outdated. Reboot your computer to upgrade." I suspect that this has something to do with the SystemID that the programme has to find. 

Does anyone have a clue what I might try to solve this problem?

Thank you,

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