Using 2013 key with 2014

I have F-Secure Internet Security 2014 trial version installed.


I bought version 2013 from a shop (they only had that, not 2014), I will get the installation CD etc. soon. I was wondering do I have to uninstall version 2014, install 2013 from the CD and upgrade it to 2014....


Or can I just use the existing 2014 version with the 2013 key I will receive with the order?  Are those keys the same for both versions? 


Thank you.


Best Answer

  • NikKNikK Posts: 931
    Accepted Answer

    I believe a subscription key is for a specific product and not a version. I just checked my latest order and only the product is mentioned, not the version.

    So I would add the new key to the trial version installed. (if for any reason it shouldn't work, you'll get a message about it)


    If you have a valid subscription key you can upgrade to the latest version at any time. I did it as late as yesterday when Internet Security 2014 Release 2 came out (even though automatic upgrades is planned in early 2014):


    Note: You can't upgrade from the link above if you've purchased an F-Secure product from your ISP(broadband operator).


  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,587

    NikK is correct.  Just use the 2013 key to register the Trial version, and you should be good to go.  :)

  • jnnhjnnh Posts: 8


    OK, good to know. I was wondering about that.


    Thank you :)

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