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Product Versions and OS Support

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

The following tables summarize the various versions of TinyTERM and TERM, for both DOS and Windows platforms. They show which operating systems each version was originally supported on, the basic format of the serial number, and whether or not that version of TinyTERM is still eligible for telephone and email support. The table is organized from most current products to oldest.

Support information for all versions is available in this Knowledge Base.

Version Year Product Activation Key Currently Supported? OSes
4.9.0-4.11.0 2015-present TinyTERM
TinyTERM Plus
TinyTERM AX for Web
ADHSX-FH2C7-VVFF7-CHLRA-5EZRP Yes Windows XP and newer
4.8.0-4.8.6 2013-2015 TinyTERM
TinyTERM Plus
TinyTERM AX for Web
ADHSX-FH2C7-VVFF7-CHLRA-5EZRP Yes Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
4.7.6 2013 TinyTERM AX for Web
(initial release)
ADHSX-FH2C7-VVFF7-CHLRA-5EZRP
(Registered Name required)
Yes Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
4.7.0-4.7.4 2011-2013 TinyTERM
TinyTERM Plus
TinyTERM AX for Web
ADHSX-FH2C7-VVFF7-CHLRA-5EZRP Yes Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

Support for TinyTERM version 4.65 ended in August 2013. Support for TinyTERM versions 4.60-4.64 ended in February 2013.

Beginning with version 4.60, all products share the same 25-character activation key format.

Version Year Product Activation Key Currently Supported? OSes
4.65 2011 TinyTERM
TinyTERM Plus
ADHSX-FH2C7-VVFF7-CHLRA-5EZRP No Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
4.60-4.64 2009-2011 TinyTERM
TinyTERM Plus
TinyTERM SHA
ADHSX-FH2C7-VVFF7-CHLRA-5EZRP No Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

Support for TinyTERM versions 4.40-4.52 ended in May 2010.

TinyTERM Web Server was removed from the TinyTERM product line in version 4.60. Support for TinyTERM Web Server in all versions was also ended at that point.

Version Year Product Serial Number Curently Supported? OSes
4.53 2007-2009 TinyTERM E53777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and Vista
TinyTERM Plus P53777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista
TinyTERM Web Server S53777777EM No
4.52 2006-2007 TinyTERM E52777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus P52777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 2003
TinyTERM Web Server S52777777EM
4.50 2005-2006 TinyTERM E50777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus P50777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 2003
TinyTERM Web Server S50777777EM
4.43 2005 TinyTERM E43777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus P43777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 2003
TinyTERM Web Server S43777777EM
4.42 2004-2005 TinyTERM E42777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus P42777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 2003
TinyTERM Web Server S42777777EM
4.41 2004 TinyTERM E41777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus P41777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 2003
TinyTERM Web Server S41777777EM
4.40 2004 TinyTERM EV4777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus PL4777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 2003
TinyTERM Web Server WS4777777EM

TinyTERM Thin Client was made an install option of TinyTERM Plus in version 4.40.

Support for TinyTERM versions 4.30-4.52 ended in May 2010.

Support for TinyTERM versions 4.00-4.21 ended in March 2007.

Version Year Product Serial Number Currently Supported? OSes
4.30-4.33 2002-2004 TinyTERM EV3777777EM No Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus PL3777777EM
TinyTERM Web Server WS3777777EM Windows 98se, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 2003
TinyTERM Thin Client TC3777777EM Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server, 2000 Server and 2003 Advanced Server
4.20-4.21 2001-2002 TinyTERM EV2777777EM No Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP
TinyTERM Plus Edition PL2777777EM
TinyTERM Web Server Edition WS2777777EM
TinyTERM Thin Client Edition TC2777777EM Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server, and 2000 Server
4.12-4.13 2000-2001 TinyTERM EV1777777EM No Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0 and 2000
TinyTERM Plus Edition PL1777777EM
TinyTERM Web Server Edition WS1777777EM
TinyTERM Thin Client Edition TC1777777EM Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server and 2000 Server
4.10-4.11 2000 TinyTERM TTE777777EM No Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0 and 2000
TinyTERM Plus Edition WPL777777EM
TinyTERM Web Server Edition WWS777777EM
TinyTERM Thin Client Edition WTC777777EM Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server and 2000 Server
4.02-4.05 1999 TinyTERM Plus Edition WPL777777EM No Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0
TinyTERM Web Server Edition WWS777777EM
TinyTERM Thin Client Edition WTC777777EM Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server
4.00-4.01 1998 TinyTERM Web Edition TWE777777EM No Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0

Version 3.3 combined the TinyTERM and TERM for Windows product lines, including ending the serial number in the letters EM. (No serial number ends in the letters OEM. Any serial number in that format actually uses the number zero, not the letter O.)

All products were released on CD from this point on.

Support for TinyTERM 3.3 and earlier Windows products ended in July 1999.

Version Year Product Serial Number Currently Supported? OSes
3.3 1997-1998 TinyTERM WTE777777EM No Windows 3.1, 95, NT 3.51 and NT 4.0
TinyTERM Plus WTP777777EM
TERM Professional WPN777777EM

All versions prior to 3.3 shipped on diskettes.

Version Year Product Serial Number Currently Supported? OSes
7.2 1995-1996 TERM for Windows WPE777777IW No Windows 3.1, 95 and NT 3.51
TERM Professional WPN777777IW
1995-1999 TERM for DOS DPE777777IB No DOS
3.2 1995-1996 TinyTERM Plus DOS DTP777777TT No DOS
TinyTERM Plus NFS DOS DTN777777TT
TinyTERM WTE777777TT No Windows 3.1, 95 and NT 3.51
TinyTERM Plus WTP777777TT
Plus[NFS] WTN777777TT
Simply[NFS] WSN107107US
Pre 3.2 and 7.2 Up to 1995 TinyTERM CSU777777TT No DOS
TERM for DOS CSU777777IB
TERM for Windows CSU777777IW No Windows 3.x

Serial Number Does Not Match Activation Key

Friday, April 13th, 2007

There are several possible solutions to this error:

  1. If the version printed on the activation key card or listed in the license email does not match the install version, then this error will come up. Verify that the serial number you have matches the TinyTERM version you are installing. For example, older serial numbers will not work with the current TinyTERM download. And the serial number that comes with a TinyTERM CD is specific to that version of TinyTERM.
  2. Check the serial number and activation key for typographical errors. The serial number will always be 11 characters long: one to three letters, six to eight numerals, then two letters. No serial number ends in the letters “OEM”. The capital letter O will actually be the number zero in all cases.The activation key is always eight letters. Depending on the font, this may make the lower-case letter l look like the number 1. It’s never a number, though.
  3. When installing TinyTERM 4.52 from CD, you’re seeing a timing error. Despite what the install says, it’s not ready for the license yet.In this case, click the 30-Day Eval button instead. The install will continue from there. Once the install is done, go to Start | Programs | TinyTERM and run the License Manager.

    In License Manager, click the Upgrade button. Enter your serial number and activation key, then click Update License. Close the License Manager. TinyTERM will then be licensed, rather than an eval copy.

  4. For a serial number that starts with the letters MMA, do not let the CD autorun. Instead, on the TinyTERM CD you’ll find a folder named “setup32_v33.” Run the setup.exe program in that directory instead. That will accept your license information.

Invalid Activation Key

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Installing TinyTERM 3.3 to drive D: will cause it to give this error on start. You must install TinyTERM 3.3 to the C: drive.

Serialization Error 25 Character Needed for Activation

Monday, April 9th, 2007

This error may come up installing TERM on AIX. It happens when you install the wrong version. For example, on AIX 5.2 you should installing files from /termunix/i6/4.2, rather than the /termunix/ai files. Also, the serial number to use in that case is the one ending in I6.

This Serial Number and Activation Key Have Already Been Used

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

That error means the TinyTERM license has already been entered into your PC’s registry. But if TinyTERM won’t start, there’s an error reading it back out.

The first thing to check is the license it’s reading. Right-click the shortcut you use to start TinyTERM. Select Properties from the pop-up menu.

On the Shortcut tab of the Properties, check the Target line. It will read something like this:

“C:\Program Files\Century\TinyTERM\tt.exe” -P52 default

The -P52 argument needs to match the first three characters of your serial number. For example, if you licensed TinyTERM with the serial number E43219876EM, you should have -E43 there.

If that argument does match, you’ll need to remove the TinyTERM license, then add it again through License Manager. If you are using Windows NT, 2000, XP or Vista, you’ll need to login as a local PC administrator first.

  1. Click on Start | Run.
  2. In the Run dialog, type:

    regedit

    then click OK. The Registry Editor will open.

  3. In the Registry Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Century Software.
  4. You’ll see a License1 key. You may also see License2, License3, etc., up to a maximum License9. Delete all License# keys one at a time, but don’t delete anything else.
  5. When all the License# keys have been deleted, close the Registry Editor.
  6. Run TinyTERM’s License Manager to re-enter your serial number and activation key.

If you go through these steps, you may still see the message, “This product is not licensed.” However, License Manager may then say the license has already been used. There are two possible reasons for this.

  • You have more than one copy of the license file CenLic32.dll on the PC. Search the C: drive for that file name. For each copy that comes up, right-click on it and select Properties. Check the version number. If it does not match the version of TinyTERM you have installed, delete it. When all incorrect versions of the file are gone, the error will be as well.
  • You are running Windows NT, 2000 or XP with a language requiring Unicode installed. This includes languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, but other languages can cause this as well. This will not happen in TinyTERM version 4.33 or higher. The license code was rewritten in those versions to support Unicode.

For TinyTERM version 4.30 or 4.31, there is a patch. To use it, locate the existing CenLic32.dll file and rename it as a backup. Copy the patch into C:\Windows\System32 and rename it CenLic32.dll. Then go through steps 1-6 above.

There is no patch or other solution for versions prior to 4.30. A newer version of TinyTERM is required.

CR 142, Unicode licensing
CR 288, This serial number and activation key have already been used

Encryption Error on Entry #1

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

This error means the license entry in the registry has become corrupt. To fix it, do the following:

  1. Click on Start | Run.
  2. In the Run dialog, type:

    regedit

    then click OK.

  3. In the Registy Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Century Software.
  4. You’ll see a License1 key. You may also see License2, License3, etc., up to a maximum License9. Delete all License# keys one at a time, but don’t delete anything else.
  5. When all the License# keys have been deleted, close the Registry Editor.
  6. Run TinyTERM’s License Manager to re-enter your serial number and activation key.

You may also be running into a Unicode issue, as described in this article. The only workaround in this case is to remove Unicode support, then go through the steps above.

Find the TinyTERM License

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

If you’ve lost the card or email that has your serial number and activation key, you can get it from any PC that has the same version of TinyTERM installed. In TinyTERM versions 4.60 and higher, simply go to the Help menu and select About. The serial number and license key are displayed there.

For versions 3.3 through 4.53, the license is stored in the registry. To view it, click on Start | Run and enter:

regedit

In the Registry Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Century Software and click on the License1 key. The data string will include the serial number and activation key. The serial number will start with one of the following letter combinations:

WPL
PL
EV
TC
WS

There will be six or seven more digits, then the letters EM. That complete string is the serial number; e.g., PL12345678EM. If the serial number ends in EV instead, that’s an evaluation license. Go to the License2 key instead in that case.

Immediately after the serial number will be eight lower-case letters. Those are the activation key.

If you click on the License1 key but don’t see the serial number, you should see a series of two-digit hexadecimal numbers. That means you have TinyTERM version 4.33 or higher installed. To read that license, double-click the word “Default” in the key value. A dialog box named “Edit Binary Value” will come up. The right-hand column, which has lines of eight characters each, has the serial number and key. The serial number will start in the last two letters of the second line. It will start with either the letter P or the letter E.

If your version of TinyTERM is old enough that it does not write the license to the registry, search C: for a file named marathon.ini. The license will be written to that file also. If that file is missing, you won’t be able to recover the license at all.

You can find a table of Century Software, Inc., products and their associated serial number formats on this page.

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