I have a time-limited/trial license installed, how can I extend it without re-installing the Software?

If you purchase the Software or obtain another license key, there is no need to uninstall and reinstall the Software on your computer. You can simply 'extend' the license with the new license key.

To extend your license if it has expired:
Open the Software and you will be presented with a screen where you can enter your valid license key.

To extend your license if it has not expired:

  1. Open NVivo
  2. Click on the File tab, point to Help and choose Extend License
  3. Enter your valid license key

Note: Once your license is extended, you can continue to use NVivo and open the project you were working on.

This applies only to the same versions of the Software. For example, you cannot extend an NVivo 9 (or earlier versions of NVivo) time-limited license using an NVivo 10 license key. Upgrading to a different version requires you to download the new version Software.

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