To view which licenses are activated on your computer or USB Flash Drives: Make sure you are logged in to your computer with an Administrator User account.
If you cannot manage your licenses in Waves Central because your computer appears under Disconnected Devices in the Licenses page, these are the possible reasons and solutions.
Learn how to solve any ‘Installation Failed’ error message while using Waves Central. Locate the specific error you are encountering on this page and follow the steps one at a time, trying to install before moving on to the next step.
Learn how to solve a ‘Failure to Uninstall’ Error in Waves Central. Follow these steps one at a time, trying to uninstall before moving on to the next step.
If you are encountering a persistent “Incorrect Username or Password” message when trying to log into your Waves account on our website or in Waves Central, follow these instructions.
To run Waves plugins on Windows 32-bit (7, 8.1 or 10), you must use the Waves V9.3 offline installer, which only includes Waves products released until September 10, 2015.
Many of us work on more than one computer and need flexibility. Learn how to move licenses between different computers, or how to register 2nd licenses for your products covered by the Waves Update Plan.
For most of Waves’ sample-based instruments (all except Grand Rhapsody Piano), the SD samples library is placed in a default location when installing the instrument. Here is how to move them to a location of your choice.
Waves V9 and up require activation on a computer or USB flash drive. For both OS X and Windows compatibility, your USB flash drive must be FAT32-formatted.
Follow the steps below to install Waves software products and activate their licenses to your computer using Waves Central.
Learn how to install software to devices that are not connected to the internet.
Learn how to activate Waves licenses directly to your computer or to a USB flash drive, using the Waves Central application.
Learn how to move your Waves licenses between different devices.
Follow these instructions to recover Waves licenses for lost, stolen, or damaged USB flash drives or computers.
Follow these instructions to uninstall Waves plugins and applications using Waves Central, or to uninstall unused individual plugins manually.
Learn how to solve ‘Central has encountered a permissions issue’ errors in Waves Central, by disabling proxy settings.
Learn how to solve various login errors and issues in Waves Central, such as browser not launching for login, incorrect time and date settings, illegal characters and false-positive anti-virus detection.
Find solutions and troubleshooting steps for all Waves Central issues and errors right here on this page.
Learn how to turn off ‘Random Hardware Address’ on Windows computers to enable Waves license activation.
Learn how to solve the error message “Waves Local Server is not Connected”.
If new plugins have been added for free to your Waves Essential or Waves Ultimate subscription, follow these steps to update your software.
If the installation process in Waves Central gets stuck while installing Waves products that include samples (i.e., an Instrument, COSMOS or Waves Creative Access), please cancel the installation and download the sample libraries from the website.