A key file is a file with the following name: xxxxxxxx.key . This file contains commercial, trial or beta license data, and is required by Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows to function.
Commercial key files serve for activating legally purchased Kaspersky Lab software and using it for a certain period of time. Commercial key files are usually valid for 1 year.
Commercial key file users are entitled to receive full technical support via telephone and in Technical Support service.
Trial key files allow you to try Kaspersky Lab software during a set period of time. Kaspersky Lab offers trial keys for free.
If you have used a trial key file to activate an application, you cannot extend your license with another trial key file. The second trial key file expiration date will be equal to the expiration date of the first trial key file.
Beta key files are made for users who are interested in testing Kaspersky Lab software which has not been released yet.
Beta key file users are entitled to receive technical support via the corresponding section of Kaspersky Lab forums or by email as indicated in the beta version documentation.
Activating Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows WorkstationWhat happens when a license key / activation code expires in Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows Workstations
Release of antivirus database updates (required to protect your computer/server/mobile device)
Providing technical support over phone / web
Release of patches for the application (addressing detected bugs)
To ensure proper functioning of the application, a computer must meet the following requirements:
1 GB free hard drive space.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher.
Microsoft Windows Installer 3.0 or higher.
An Internet connection for activating the application and for updating databases and application modules.
Hardware requirements for computers with workstation operating systems installed
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or higher,
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2:
Intel Pentium 1 GHz processor or faster (or compatible equivalent)
256 MB free RAM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate (SP0 or higher),
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate (x64 Edition SP0 or higher),
Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP2:
Intel Pentium 2 GHz processor or faster (or compatible equivalent)
512 MB free RAM
Read more about Kaspersky Endpoint performance on Microsoft Windows Home Basic / Home Premium in article 9177.
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1,
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 x64 Edition SP1,
Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 latest SP:
Intel Pentium 800 MHz processor or faster (or compatible equivalent)
You can read more about compatibility in article 7884 .
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