Removing OpenVMS license paks

Jason Howe jason at
Tue Feb 24 15:42:22 CST 2015

Yes, hobbyist PAKs expire 1 year after issuance.  I wouldn't hesitate to 
pass on a VMS system with expired PAKs, it's practically a brick until you 
load some valid PAKs.

If you're really concerned about it, LICENSE DELETE * would probably work, 
but I don't have my VMS system handy to check the help file on the LICENSE 


On Tue, 24 Feb 2015, Tapley, Mark wrote:

> Do they not expire after a year?
> On Feb 24, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Douglas Taylor <dj.taylor4 at> wrote:
>> I want to sell a couple of MicroVaxes that I had installed the hobbyist OpenVMS software on quite some time ago.
>> The OpenVMS Hobbyist website says I must delete the license PAKS before I transfer the hardware to someone else.
>> How do you actually do this?

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