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Error: FLEXlm error: -8 Invalid (inconsistent) license key

Error Message

While installing ArcInfo 8.x, with ArcInfo 7.x keycodes, the following error may occur:

FLEXlm error: -8 Invalid (inconsistent) license key.

Cause

The license key and data for the FEATURE do not match. This usually happens when a license file has been altered.

Solution or Workaround

Contact ESRI Customer Service to upgrade your keycodes to ArcInfo 8.x.

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