We’ve received a number of questions about the free upgrade from Expression Web 3 to Expression Web 4. With this post, I hope to answer the most frequently asked questions and eliminate any confusion.
The upgrade path for Expression Web 4 depends on how you acquired Expression Web 3. If you purchased a retail version of Expression Web 3 (e.g., from the Microsoft Store, from a local software retailer, from Digital River, etc.), you should download and install the Expression Web 4 Trial version from microsoft.com. The upgrade should happen automatically as you install Expression Web 4. In this scenario, the Setup program for version 4 locates your version 3 license in the Windows License Store and applies that license to version 4. After you have installed version 4, you are free to either uninstall version 3 or leave it installed.
NOTE: Please keep your copy of Expression Web 3 and your version 3 product key. Should you need to reinstall Windows or have a hard drive failure, you will need to first install Expression Web 3, then reinstall Expression Web 4.
If you have any other version of Expression Web 3, e.g., acquired through a volume license, MSDN, DreamSpark, etc., you should not install the trial version. Instead, you should get your copy of version 4 through the same program you used to acquire version 3. I’ve listed a few examples below:
If your free upgrade to Expression Web 4 is not yet available from your supplier, please download and use the free trial version of Expression Web 4 at http://www.microsoft.com/expression/try-it/. When your free upgrade becomes available, you can uninstall the trial version and install the full version.
Some additional notes:
I hope this answers your questions.
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firstname.lastname@example.org After a HDD failure I re-installed expression studio 4. Now it shows not registered. I do have a vaild product key. How do I enter it?
I have a fully licensed copy of Expressions 4. However, I purchased a new computer in December. How do I get the original Product Key? Is there a (Micorsoft) phone number I can call to get the original Product Key?