If you have a TestExecute 14 license and want to run more product instances, you may purchase the needed number of licenses as new licenses or as an upgrade of your existing license. This topic explains the difference and helps you choose the correct way to upgrade.
Upgrade or a New License?
If you have a TestExecute 14 license and want to use more product instances, you can either purchase a new license or add product instances to your existing license. In both cases, you are still able to use the existing License Manager PC.
If you purchased a new TestExecute license, you can activate it on your License Manager PC. The old and new licenses will be merged. Note that although licenses are merged on the License Manager PC, they remain individual licenses. You can separate them and move to different License Manager PCs.
If you choose to upgrade an existing license, you simply add new TestExecute instances to the existing license. If you upgrade an existing license in this way, you will get a special upgrade file, which you can then apply on your License Manager PC. The old license will become unavailable, and you will use the upgraded one.
Two Ways to Activate an Upgraded License
There are two ways to apply the upgraded license data:
You can apply the upgrade on the computer that has your current license activated (that is, you can apply the upgrade on the current License Manager PC).
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You can move the license to another PC and apply the upgraded license there (that is, you can combine the move and upgrade).
If you choose to upgrade your license on the existing License Manager PC, we will generate a new file containing the details of the updated license. You will download this file to your License Manager PC and apply it there. After this, your License Manager PC will support the product instances provided by the upgrade.
If you want to move the license to another PC, then you will first need to deactivate the license on your current License Manager PC. After that, we will generate a new license key which you can use to activate the license on any other computer.
For information on how to activate the upgraded license, see Purchasing and Activating Upgrades of Existing Licenses.
Purchasing and Activating an Upgrade
For information on how to upgrade your TestExecute key, see Purchasing and Activating Upgrades of Existing Licenses.