@dayjob111 Thanks for your feedback!
To use SurferEQ 2, an iLok stick is required. We've selected to opt-out of hard-drive authorization due to a relatively high failure rate of drives and motherboards which results in painful loss of licenses. Furthermore, many folks forget to deactivate their licenses before upgrading their machine.
With iLok, if it's time to upgrade your system or replace your drive, installing SurferEQ 2 is as simple as running the installer and plugging the key and you're done. No internet connection or new authorization are required.
We provide two activations with your SurferEQ 2 license! And you can use them simultaneously to activate two keys for your desktop and laptop.