Saturday, July 22, 2017
How does Proteome Discoverer maintenance work?
I've gotten a lot of questions about Proteome Discoverer Maintenance and how it works. I wanted to put this post together so I can reference it when the next question comes in.
Proteome Discoverer 1.4/2.0/2.1/2.2 all appear to reference a shared maintenance key. If you get a quote from your vendor here in MD, the maintenance key says "Proteome Discoverer 1.4 maintenance." I'm not sure why, but I'm going to assume it is hard to change the product description. Either that, or my local rep does it wrong....maybe explaining the questions....
If you go into any version of Proteome Discoverer you should be able to add that maintenance key.
Admin/Manage licenses. Should look something like this:
Here you can add the activation code. Then you should be able to upgrade to any version of Proteome Discoverer following something like these instructions.
If your maintenance is expired (you may have to click "show expired licenses") then you won't be able to upgrade. You will be able to try out the demo if the demo has never been installed on that PC, though!