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Checregistry and Dongle Error

asked 2014-04-10 22:08:00 -0500

geoffry gravatar image

I'm trying to follow a tutorial on youtube -

I've gotten up to the psspy.psseinit(10000) command and when I execute this command I get the following errors:

It says C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages\pythonwin\Pythonwin.exe could not be found in the registry. Please activate using ACTV<activation-string> Pythonwin.exe where <activation-string> is the string used for your product installation.

Then I get a Dongle Error that says: "Please make sure that hardware lock is in place. If this error persists please contact PTI.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I'm urnning PSSE33.3 and Python2.7. PSSE works fine by itself on my system.

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answered 2017-02-17 10:07:43 -0500

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I have just experienced the same problem. The following solution works for me.

You will find ACTV.exe in the PSS/E folder. For PSS/E 33.5, it locates ".\PTI\PSSE33\PSSBIN\".

In the dos-CMD, set the path of ACTV.exe folder as your current folder path. Type in the following command and restart your computer.

ACTV "activation-string" Pythonwin.exe

where "activation-string" is the string used for your product installation.

The above command assigns the "Pythonwin.exe" with the privilege to call psse modules.

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Hi I have the same problem but your answer is very difficult to understand to resolve this problem. Could you please explain in detail? Thanks

Joon Park gravatar imageJoon Park ( 2021-04-07 01:47:27 -0500 )edit

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