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Re: Losing Mathematica password

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  • Subject: [mg16078] Re: Losing Mathematica password
  • From: David McGloin <dm11 at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 08:24:47 -0500
  • Organization: St. Andrews University
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I recently had a similar problem, where I had to reformat my hard drive and
re-install Mathematica. What happens, rather annoyingly, is that a new MathID is
generated when the program is re-installed and hence you need a new password. I
had no trouble in filling in the online registration form, and receiving a new
password from Wolfram. (Yes it's free - you own the software after all....)

Hope that helps,


Tonk wrote:

> Hi all,
> I own Mathematica 3.0 academic version. After I installed a new OS in my
> system ( BeOS R4, which requires repartitioning my hard disk with the
> included PartitionMagic), the 'Personalize Mathematica' window appeared
> again just like when I first installed it. I am not sure what caused this
> since all other Win98 program runs fine even with the presence of BeOS in my
> system. Is it OK for me as a registered owner of Mathematica to get a new
> password for free ?
> If anyone has advice I would appreciate it.
> Cahyo

David McGloin
Dept. of Physics
Univ. of St. Andrews
dm11 at

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