after I downloaded, I hit the install on both. Then licenser and pasted in codes to authorize...asked to start trial period. But now I see that there are no samples in my VSL folder at all after I hit the install...I'm gonna try it again. Something is awry.Have you really installed them or onlyu downloaded them?
And after activation on the eLicenser restarted the host?
If you quit the host, click on the activation link in the email and follow the procedure, you should be guided step by step through the process. Just make sure that you actually install the libraries if you have disabled the "auto-install" check-box in the download manager.