I want to purchase some 1:25000 explorer map coverage using the Digital Map Shop.
Q1) Can I use the purchased maps on both PC and Laptop?
The licence for Digital Map Shop mapping is for 1 PC and 1 Mobile Device/SD card per purchase.
If I purchase some credit from the digital map shop, then select area & activate on my Desktop:
Q2) am I able or allowed to view that map on my Laptop? (if so do I just activate on laptop or do I need to copy files?)
If the maps are downloaded and activated on the desktop it will not be possible to activate them on the laptop unless you have enough credit to do so.
I would like the maps on both, but if I cannot, I want on Laptop in preference to desktop.
Digital map shop complains that I cannot use serial number from laptop, so
Q3) if I can't have on both desktop & laptop, would I need to change registered device from desktop to laptop somehow? I do not want to uninstall from desktop, but new maps more useful on laptop.
You would need to migrate your licence from the desktop onto the laptop in order to use the previously activated mapping on it, but a new credit purchase could be used on either the desktop or the PC. Please be aware that if the licence is migrated, it is not possible to activate further products onto the device that the licence was migrated from.
Q4) once have maps, do I need to back up somehow in case laptop got stolen?
If the laptop is stolen, you can migrate the licence to the replacement and then re-download the existing mapping without being charged.