The Incorrect License Key message

What to do if you see it?

Trying to activate your Ultimate Suite for Excel license, you may see one of the Incorrect license key messages. They fall into three categories:

  • The key does not match the edition you have installed.
  • The key does not match the version you have installed.
  • The license key you have entered is incorrect.

If you see the first or the second message, you need to detect the edition or version of Ultimate Suite you have installed and compare it to the edition or version you ordered. And then download and install the correct edition/version. Please perform the following steps:

If you see the third message, make sure you insert the license key entirely and do not enter any leading or trailing spaces.

Find the version and edition you have installed

To find out the Ultimate Suite version and edition installed on your computer, please open any Excel file, go to the Ablebits Data tab, and click the Help button.

In the drop-down list, pick the About... option:
Click About.
In the About window, you will see the license name and key:

  • You have the Personal Edition of Ultimate Suite, if this window looks like this:
    Ultimate Suite Personal Edition.
    The version of the product are the five digits after the word Version.
  • You have installed the Business Edition of Ultimate Suite, if you see this window:
    Ultimate Suite Business Edition.
    The version of the product are the five digits after the word Version.
  • If you have the Terminal Server Edition, you will see its name in the window:
    Ultimate Suite Terminal Server Edition.
    The version of the product are the five digits after the word Version.

    Please remember or write down the edition and the version.

Compare them to the version and edition you ordered

When you have detected the edition and the version of the product you have on your machine, open the email that contains the license key and find the edition and version of the add-in you have ordered. Please compare them.

Responses

Tamara Stovall says:
April 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm

I purchased the personal and would like to upgrade to the business. What do I do?

Reply

Hello Tamara,
Thank you for contacting us.

We've just replied you in an email. Please check your Inbox.
Thank you.

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Styles Crawford-Jennings says:
June 4, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Hi - I have accidentally purchased the wrong ablebits tool and need the business one - Can I pay the extra $40 to upgrade and/or get a refund?

V/R,

-S.

Reply

Hello,
Thank you for contacting us.

We have just replied to you in an email, please check your Spam/Junk/Trash email folders if you still don’t see our email in your Inbox.

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Bruno Anjos says:
June 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Look, I'm having an issue with my license. It says:

"Sorry, this key does not match the edition you have installed. Please check your edition as explained in the instruction that will open in a moment."

Well, I downloaded it from the link you had on your email. I need a fix.

Reply

Hello Bruno,
Thank you for contacting us.

Could you please send us your order number or license key to support@ablebis.com? We'll check it in our records and send you the detailed instructions on how to install and activate the add-in you have a license for.

Thank you.

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Russ Lowell says:
July 15, 2019 at 11:44 am

I have an existing key and it is not working for the version (2018.5.2020) I just downloaded and installed (due to laptop issues). Please let me know how I obtain a key that works with this version.

Thank you

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Katerina Bespalaya says:
July 15, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Hello Russ,

Your comment above contained personal details (the license key) so I had to edit it. I've just replied to you by email and sent you the upgraded key. If you don't see my message in your Inbox, please check your Spam/Junk/Trash email folders. Thank you.

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