When you upgrade, you will receive a personal key which you can use to unlock advanced
features and turn off the reminder ads in the main window. Your upgrade key will be shown on the
final page of the order process (also sent via email), and will look something like this:
Select and copy the key into the clipboard, and run Hardwipe as a
standalone application and click "Activate Key Code" under the "Help" menu.
You will then see a window like the one below. Now hit the "Paste" button to insert the
key text into the input box. Click OK.
Make a Backup of the Key
Make sure you keep a backup copy of your key for when you need to re-install the software.
Your license key will also be needed with the Portable Edition of the software, and
can be activated the same way. When activating your key with the Portable Edition, make sure the application directory
is writable otherwise the key activation will not be permanent.