Camtasia (Windows): Activation Server is unable to register your copy of Camtasia

Problem

This problem can occur if the hosts file has been modified on your system.

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Solution

To resolve this issue follow the steps below.

  1. Browse to this folder.
  2. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  3. Right click on the hosts file and go to properties.  Uncheck the box for read only.
  4. Close down Camtasia.
  5. Download the attached CamtasiaUtl.zip file to your desktop.
  6. Right click the zip file and choose Extract to extract the EXE file.
  7. Double left click the CamtasiaUtl.exe so it runs.  A spinning wheel may flash for just a second after it is run but you will receive no other message or prompt.
  8. Once done open up Camtasia and enter in your valid software key.

For a video on the steps above see below.

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