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Can I use an older software licence key with a newer product?

Using new security software with an older licence

A reader wanted to know if she could use her older BullGuard Internet Security licence with an updated version of the security software. Our Helproom Expert explains.

QUESTION My friend gave me a copy of BullGuard Internet Security 10. My PC was protected at the time, so I didn't immediately install it. However, the licence for my current protection is about to expire. Can I still install the BullGuard security suite or is it out of date now that version 2011 is available? Gemma Thompson

HELPROOM ANSWER We checked with BullGuard, Gemma, and it said your licence period begins when the software is installed, not when the suite was bought. This licence is also valid on newer versions of the software, which we recommend you plump for instead of the slightly older suite you have a disc for.

You can download the latest version of the security suite here: BullGuard Internet Security 2012. Use your existing licence key to activate the software.

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