Can we all use different computers for our multiple user Rosetta Stone?
January 16, 2010 4:41 PM   Subscribe

When Rosetta Stone says you can have multiple users, do they really mean multiple users on the same computer? We're working with RS version 3 for personal use, Latin American Spanish. The box says 5 users, but when installed on a second computer, it won't let us use the activation code to get all the lessons. Can we run it on two different computers? (MacBooks OS 10.5.8)
posted by jenmakes to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I would assume they mean 5 users on the same computer. If they meant 5 separate computers, they would probably have said 5 licenses.
posted by InsanePenguin at 5:37 PM on January 16, 2010

You don't have to assume. It's actually true: what they mean is five "users" in their list of language learners for a single installation of the software. You still only get one installation. Curse you, DRM! Curse you!
posted by majick at 5:43 PM on January 16, 2010

Agreed with InsanePenguin. Language like "5 users" almost certainly indicates 5 unique accounts on the same installation, so each of you have your own progression, lesson plan, etc.
posted by Billegible at 5:43 PM on January 16, 2010

Well, I don't know all the technical stuff, but I can tell you this: I own Rosetta Stone version 3 French (all 4 levels). I've installed it on my computer, and my wife has installed it on hers. We both use it without issue. I don't remember having any problem getting this to work when we bought it last August. Have you called tech support? Have you read the documentation?
posted by jdroth at 6:00 PM on January 16, 2010

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