If I uninstall ArcGIS, do I need another authorization code to reinstall?

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12-08-2017 12:52 PM
ErinWoolbright
New Contributor II

I've been having issues with Python and I've tried every work around to fix the issue but have resigned myself to uninstall/reinstall ArcGIS and am wondering if I do so, do I need another authorization code? Thanks!

 

-Erin

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RichardDaniels
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If you have a standalone license installed you should go to ArcGIS Administrator and Deauthorize your license. Then you would use the same ECP number you have (you saved it, right?) to relicense the software after installation.

Have you tried a 'repair' on ArcGIS Desktop from Control Panel | Programs? Should do that first over a complete uninstall/reinstall.

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ErinWoolbright
New Contributor II

Hi Richard,

Oh yeah, I've tried to repair several times. I've uninstalled and re-installed Python a handful of times as well. Thanks for the reply, I didn't know to deauthorize prior to reinstall.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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