We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
2,862 Tutorials

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 Can I still install the BullGuard security suite or is it out of date now that version 2011 is available?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.

See all How to articles

Get free tech support in the Helproom Forum

IDG UK Sites

Best Black Friday 2014 tech deals: Get bargains on smartphones, tablets, laptops and more

IDG UK Sites

What the Internet of Things will look like in 2015: homes will get smarter, people might get fitter

IDG UK Sites

See how Trunk's animated ad helped Ade Edmondson plug The Car Buying Service

IDG UK Sites

Yosemite tips: Complete Guide to OS X Yosemite