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Resetting a SpeechExec License

I am not able to activate Philips® SpeechExec Pro v8.8 Dictate or Transcribe software.


  • Philips SpeechExec Pro v8.8 Dictate
  • Philips SpeechExec Pro v8.8 Transcribe
  • Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 10

**If you attempt to activate your SpeechExec license and receive a message that your no activations are left, be sure to revoke your license from other computers. If this is not possible, please contact Philips directly.**

Steps to Reproduce

When I open my Philips software and click [Activate Now], I get this error message:
“Error returned by the activation server.”
Philips SpeechExec license activation error


You can reset your SpeechExec Pro v8.8 license from the SpeechExec Log Tool.
1) Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Philips Speech\SpeechExec Pro Dictate in File Explorer.
2) Find “SpeechExecLogTool.exe” and double-click it. You may get a pop-up asking you to “allow this app…to make changes.” If so, click [Yes].
3) You will see the window below. Click on [Reset all licenses].
How to reset your license in the Philips SpeechExec Log Tool
4) Another dialog window will display, warning you that your “SpeechExec licenses will be removed.” Click [Yes].
Philips SpeechExec Log Tool license reset warning message
5) You will see another window open and close. Your license has been reset.
6) Open SpeechExec Pro v8.8 again and click [Activate Now].
Philips SpeechExec activation window
7) You should see the message “Activation finished successfully.” Click [OK].

Philips SpeechExec successful license activation window

Source/Verification Date

Philips Technical Support, 10/2016

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