As I understand it, there is no 'Activation', so no de-activation (thank goodness; let's not go back there). You can simply uninstall it from the first computer and install it on the second.
Thanks for the post!
That makes sense. I guess the only concern I have with uninstalling on my iMac and re-installing on my MacBook Pro is: When i reinstall on my MacBook Pro, I'll be asked to provide the license key again (ie just as I had to provide it when I installed FMP 11 originally on my iMac). Since the FMP 11 license is only good for a single installation on one computer (ie as opposed to being able to install on multiple computers used by the same owner), how will Filemaker know that I've uninstalled it from my iMac. I mean, when I installed it originally, I had to provide the license key. When I uninstall it, I'm just dragging the FMP11 icon to the "Trash" on my iMac.
I'm just concerned I may get some sort of error message when I reinstall on the Macbook to the effect "There has already been an install using this license key....please provide another key).
Since the FMP 11 license is only good for a single installation on one computer (ie as opposed to being able to install on multiple computers used by the same owner), how will Filemaker know that I've uninstalled it from my iMac
That's no longer an issue with current versions of FileMaker. From technical standpoint, you don't even have to uninstall FileMaker from your first machine. Unless you use both machines to access the same hosted database file, FileMaker will run just fine. If you do attempt to access as hosted file, the second copy will detect the first copy over the network, display an error message and shut down.
Thanks for the explanation! Now it's perfectly clear!!