This page refers to key-based licenses — a legacy license type used in TestComplete until version 15.48. This license type will no longer be available after September 2023. For information on the current, ID-based license type, see SmartBear ID-based Licenses.
To replace the trial version of TestComplete with a commercial version, you need to replace the trial license key with the “commercial” key that you get after purchasing TestComplete. There is no need to reinstall TestComplete.
You cannot replace the trial license of TestComplete with another trial license of this product. If you try to do this, an error will occur. You can replace the trial version of the product with the commercial version only (for more information, see below).
You cannot activate commercial licenses of TestComplete in a virtual environment. If your trail license is activated on a cloud computer or on a virtual machine, you will not be able to update it to the commercial version. Activate your commercial license on a physical computer.
For more information on using TestComplete in a virtual environment, see Using TestComplete on Virtual Machines.
The upgrade procedure is simple:
Log in to your SmartBear account:
Open the TestComplete product page and find the license key on it.
Enter the license key on the License Manager PC as it is described in the following topics:
Activating Node-Locked License
After you activate the commercial key, the trial key becomes invalid.
Important: when you upgrade the current key, the new activation information replaces the existing information. Since the trial version includes all three TestComplete modules (Desktop, Web and Mobile), some features will become unavailable after you activate the commercial license. See Some Features Are Missing After Updating a License and Upgrading Existing TestComplete 15 Licenses.