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by div4scpro / October 15, 2009 12:41 PM PDT

installed tech tracker, ran the program, and it shows all the software that I have full licenses for as needing to be updated, and it says to "try for free". I have chosen not to update with tech tracker and somehow void or damage my license rights. example: Microsoft Works and all of my individual Microsoft Office products.

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I would exercise caution there...
by John.Wilkinson / October 16, 2009 6:37 AM PDT
In reply to: full license sofTware

The download links are to those versions posted to It is up to the individual developers whether a 'trial' version can be automatically upgraded to the full version based on the presence of a license key or not. Thus,some may properly update to the latest, fully-activated version while others may replace your activated version with a trial version only. Unfortunately, there's little the TechTracker team can do about that, but it does pose a potentially significant issue.


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Trial Versions are not upgrades!!!!
by TNWesTex / November 2, 2009 10:27 PM PST

I had to reinstall my Money 2006 from scratch. Now Tracker tells me all my Office 2007 programs are out of date even though they are current with all Microsoft fixes. Tracker has become NagWare. Goodbye Tracker.

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Re. Trial versions
by CNET_TechTracker / November 9, 2009 5:30 AM PST


We're sorry to hear about the trouble! As John has mentioned above, there are several types of software license we can point you toward. It is always important to review this information (which is accessible directly from your TechTracker software list on the TechTracker site).

The difference between "Free" and "Free to try" is critical. This page in our knowledge base explains more:

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