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Installing KREATE A KEY 2021

  1. Run KAKSetup.exe with administrative rights (either downloaded or from the CD)
  2. Select the option "Stand alone"
  3. The installation process will automatically detect if a previous version has been installed and handle the importing of any custom data (Master key systems, Clients etc.).
  4. When KREATE A KEY 2021 is run for the first time the program will prompt for the registration. Enter the Company Name, Options and Registration exactly as it is provided to you.
  5. KREATE A KEY 2021 shall then prompt you to activate the PC.
  6. Check that all the shortcut icons open the correct version of KREATE A KEY 2021 as some shortcut icons that were manually created, may still link to the old version

Activating KREATE A KEY 2021

  1. Activation can be completed automatically by KREATE A KEY 2021 when the computer is connected to the internet by selecting the option "Activate now over the Internet".
  2. If there is no internet connection from that computer or the connection is blocked select the "Activate now by telephone" option.
    This will display your registration details and a generated Activation Reference.
  3. Use another computer to browse to https://activate.whsoftware.com/Activation.php and enter your registration details with the Activation reference
    This will return to you the Activation Code.
  4. Enter the Activation Code and click Activate.

You can install KREATE A KEY as a Network install.
You need to do full installations on all machines, which must all be activated.
The only benefit of a network installation is the ability to access the same saved clients, notes, and key hook from all installations.

Supported Operating Systems


KREATE A KEY 2021 Network / Multi-user installations make use of an advanced Windows share that the installation process automatically configures. Consequently WH Software only supports the following operating systems to act as an KREATE A KEY 2021 Data Server:
  • Windows Server 2008/2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 7 Business
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10

Network / Multi User Installations


Upgrading older versions


When installing the new KREATE A KEY 2021 any custom data in the previous version will automatically be upgraded and imported into the new KREATE A KEY 2021. This process can happen only once. If you currently have custom data stored on multiple computers, the data must first be "merged" on to just one "Primary" computer.

For this exercise, careful consideration should be given to which computer shall be used as the Primary computer in order to minimise the amount of data entry that will be needed to be done. As it is not possible to export Favourites, Cards or Master key systems, these types of data will need to be manually entered into the Primary computer. Clients and Hook locations may be exported and imported by XML and CSV files respectively. This will enable you to quickly copy the data to the Primary computer. However due to the nature of the Clients data type it is possible that the process will create duplicate entries which will need to be manually removed.

(i) The Server already has KREATE A KEY installed


If the computer that is going to be the KREATE A KEY 2021 Data Server already has a version of KREATE A KEY installed, the custom data from the Primary computer must be moved in to that computers current installation of KREATE A KEY prior to installing the new version of KREATE A KEY 2021 (refer to the older version of KREATE A KEY’s help file for information relating to this). This is because the installation process will automatically upgrade any present data. Once any custom data has been entered into the New KREATE A KEY 2021 no further information can be automatically upgraded.

Installing KREATE A KEY 2021


Install KREATE A KEY 2021 onto the computer that is to be used as the KREATE A KEY 2021 Data Server


  • Run KAKSetup.exe with administrative rights (either downloaded or from the CD)
  • Select the option “Server in network or multi-user installation”
  • When the installation wizard gives a summary of the installation it is about to perform, scroll to the bottom and make note of the “Server computer name”. This will be required when performing the workstation installations.
  • When KREATE A KEY 2021 is run for the first time the program will prompt for the registration. Enter the Company Name, Options and Registration exactly as it is provided to you.
  • KREATE A KEY 2021 shall then prompt you to activate the PC. This is not required for the KREATE A KEY 2021 Data Server to successfully distribute data to workstations on the network. However for the KREATE A KEY 2021 Data Server to also act as workstation the activation must be performed.

Install KREATE A KEY 2021 onto each of the computers that are to be used as Workstations.


  • Run KAKSetup.exe with administrative rights (either downloaded or from the CD)
  • Select the option "Workstation in network or multi-user installation"
  • The installation wizard shall request the "Server computer name". This is the name that you took note of during the Server installation.
  • KREATE A KEY 2021 shall then prompt you to activate the PC. This is required for KREATE A KEY 2021 to run.
(i)Check that all the shortcut icons open the correct version of KREATE A KEY as some shortcut icons that were manually created, may still link to the old version

Activating KREATE A KEY 2021


  • Activation can be completed automatically by KREATE A KEY 2021 when the computer is connected to the internet by selecting the option "Activate now over the Internet".
  • If there is no internet connection from that computer or the connection is blocked select the "Activate now by telephone" option.
    This will display your registration details and a generated Activation Reference.
  • Use another computer to browse to https://activate.whsoftware.com/Activation.php and enter your registration details with the Activation reference
    This will return to you the Activation Code.
  • Enter the Activation Code and click Activate.