How to re-install Camtasia studio on a new computer?

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So, my old computer is dead (theirs no way I can get onto it to uninstall). I recently got a new computer however, I don't have anything installed on it. How do I re-install Camtasia studio because I cant afford to buy it again.  
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Anna Laurito

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Joe Morgan

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You can Download the version of Camtasia you currently own from this web page.
Activate it with your Camtasia Key.

If you no longer have access to your Activation Key,

You can acquire it by submitting the e-mail address you used to purchase the program on this Web Site.


If you no longer have access to the e-mail address you used to purchase the key. You should contact Support to assist you.

Regards, Joe

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What if the version of Camtasia that you had on the old computer was an "Upgraded" license?  On the new computer, do you have to install the previous version of Camtasia, and then the upgrade?  Or can you go straight to the install of the most recent version you had?
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Techsmith isn't Adobe, thankfully.

I've used Camtasia since version 6. I've never had to have the old version on the computer to install an upgrade, nor have I needed the licence of the earlier version as far as I can recall. In fact I always uninstall the old version before installing the new one if it's a major upgrade.

Admittedly I've been pretty assiduous about registering the software and since Version 8 I've always bought directly through TechSmith via my account with them, so it's not hard for them to confirm that I have the earlier version. Notwithstanding that I've never seen it do any check to confirm that an earlier version was installed.

And I DID have one instance where a notebook had an "unplanned terrain encounter" which prevented Camtasia (or anything else) from being uninstalled on it. I had no problem at all installing Camtasia 8.x on the new notebook, and that one obviously had not had the older versions installed on it previously.