Registrations
Published on April 23, 2009 By Island Dog In Personal Computing

In the first two editions we covered the Orb, which holds most of the preferences and settings that can be altered in Impulse.  This time I wanted to focus on registrations, as I have been seeing people asking questions on how to register a product through Impulse.

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Registrations


 

Accessing your registration info is done by clicking the small blue question mark in the upper right-hand corner of Impulse.

Clicking ‘register a product with Impulse’ will bring up all your current registrations in Impulse.  Make note that purchases made through Impulse, and ones that are associated with your registered e-mail address should show up in Impulse.  However, there might be circumstances where you need to manually enter or manage registration entries, and this is the place to do that.

In the screenshot below, you will see the current registrations, serial numbers, and expiration date (if any).

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Double-clicking an entry, or by selecting it and hitting the ‘Update registration’ button, will bring up a window with more details on the registration.

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Clicking ‘Add registration’ will bring up a similar window which allows you to manually enter the serial number, e-mail address, and to select the specific product you are trying to register.  Once done, that product should appear in your list and will then be able to download it.

If you have an application that has subscriptions, and need to renew them, just select in the registration list, click the ‘renew’ button, and it will take you directly to the shopping cart with your upgrade ready to go. 

Have you forgotten your registration info?  No problem.  Click the blue help button again, but this time select ‘look up serial number’.  Enter your e-mail address and a list of registrations will be e-mailed to you.

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That covers much of the registration features in Impulse.  Look out for more tips and tricks articles!


Comments
on Apr 23, 2009
Nice. How do I get a registration that doesn't expire? Is there a "Gold Club" around here or something lol
on Apr 23, 2009

Cynth, no Gold Club, but you can trade in Frequent Flier Skinner miles....

on Apr 23, 2009
Trust me I would JBHL.. But, I can't skin for crud. You'd figure I'd be able to by now.. But noooo.. Best I do is with Photography, and that's more of a DA trait than WC. lol..
on Apr 23, 2009

Some games are in store as well.  I am wondering why would I download via impulse when I can get it from a store with box and extras for the same price?

on Apr 23, 2009

Nice. How do I get a registration that doesn't expire? Is there a "Gold Club" around here or something lol

I would think it's one of the perks of being a Stardock employee.

on Apr 23, 2009

I am wondering why would I download via impulse when I can get it from a store with box and extras for the same price?
Well,for one thing if the disc gets damaged or stolen all you have is a box. With a digital download a replacement is only a few mouse clicks away.

on Apr 23, 2009

unkn0wnx
Some games are in store as well.  I am wondering why would I download via impulse when I can get it from a store with box and extras for the same price?

I'm not sure what extras come in boxes these days, with the exception of Collector Editions.  Also remember, with many games on Impulse, you can order the download and have the game shipped to you.

For me personally, the conveniece of having all my games through Impulse is I can install Impulse on any of my computers and have access to my games.  It's much better than having to insert disk after disk when installing a game.

 

on Apr 25, 2009

Know what else would be incredibly useful?

If the Help area was updated to the latest version of Impulse... it looks NOTHING like the Help site anymore.

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