OK, this is what happened. Or rather, this is what I think I know.
One evening this guy I know was consuming some volume of homebrew. As the night got longer and the tap flowed freely he decided to do some work in Beersmith planning his next brewing project.
First he desired to upgrade Beersmith 3 and add a copy on his laptop.
He then purchased and downloaded a copy. He simply at this point fell asleep not yet finishing the installation. Funny that, as he completely forgot the event.
A week later he fired up the desktop and was told there were two versions of Beersmith running and only one should.
It took this guy a couple of days to decide to look at the laptop. There he found if only he had finished activating that second copy all would be well.
At least that is what he told me.
Thanks for the response.