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Guides and Articles on how to activate & unlock Xara

  • I encounter the error code -1 when attempting to activate Xara

    Please note this is when attempting to Activate Xara, if you received this error code on installation, please see this article. The online activation can result in the error code -1 being returned whe...

  • I'm getting error code -14 when activating a P3 serial number

    Error code -14 when activating a P3 serial number is caused when you enter the serial number into a the wrong program.  For example, if your serial number is for Web Designer and you enter it in Web D...

  • How do I activate my program

    Visit the MAGIX support site for guides on software activation and registration.  Click on 'Software Activation' from the menu on the left for a guide to activating your program or 'Software Registrat...

  • error code 12157 is encountered when attempting to activate Designer Pro+

    Diagnosis You see error code 12157 when activating: Cause Xara uses the TLS 1.2 protocol to connect securely to the activation servers. If these protocols are not enabled, or outdated, you may see thi...

  • How do I activate Designer Pro+?

    When you start Designer Pro, you will be greeted with this dialog asking to activate: Click on Connect to Xara Cloud to start. This will open your default browser to Xara Cloud, and ask you to sign in...

  • Designer Pro+ Activation Error

    Oops! It seems as though there was an error when trying to activate Designer Pro+.  You can use the search at the top of this page to lookup the error, or alternatively you can contact us here and we ...

  • I am unable to run or activate Designer Pro+

    Activating Designer Pro+ requires you to have a Xara Cloud account.  Every Xara Cloud account is a member of one or more teams.   The team may have been created from your account or your account might...