Easily modify a "1 PC licence", to get a "3 PC licence"
I've been very surprised to notice that it's impossible (after the 30 days trial period) to modify a "1PC" licence to a "3 PC" one !
It would be commercially intelligent to give this possibility...
There is something I heard and it is probably related:
If you have a 3-PC (tri-protect) type licence and it expires and you buy another 3-PC keycode for renewal, it is only possible to enter the activation code on ONE (1) computer. The other two computers will refuse to accept the same code.
The reason behind this: the validity extension, entered just once, will automatically spread to the other two computers via F-Secure's "cloud-based" licencing server farm. Therefore it is unnecessary to enter the new code in all three places.
However, if one has a single-PC (multi-protect) type keycode, which expires and he buys a 3-PC keycode for renewal, what will happen then? He will enter the code on the computer in need of renewal, but there are two more PCs in need of installing F-Secure, where the same keycode will be refused for the above stated reasons. How will he/she be able to licence those computers?
Kind Regards: Tamas Feher from Hungary.
You are absolutely right about the 3 PCs license to 3 PCs license key merge logic. Once you entered the renewal key to the first PC, the subscription on second and third PC shall extend automatically.
As for scenario where you have 1 PC license and wish to renew/upgrade to 3 PCs license, it work this way:
- Order a new subscription key for 3 PCs.
- Add to your existing installation (1 PC license).
- It will upgrade your license to 3 PCs.
- Now you can use the new subscription key to renew or install on second and third PC.