We encourage you to use the latest version of RTG Bills at all times. Upgrades are free for one year and inexpensive after that. This page explains how to get the current version of RTG Bills and RTG Timer.
In order to work, RTG Bills requires a license key.
Each license key is valid for a specific version of RTG Bills. If you want to upgrade to a newer version, you need a new license key.
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You should follow these "upgrade" instructions if you have existing RTG Bills data, even if RTG Bills is not installed on the current computer.
If RTG Bills is already installed, installing a different version will cause it to stop working until you enter a license key for the new version. However,
minor updates indicated by a letter (e.g., V2.27a) do not require a different license key.
Please get a license key for version 2.27 before you install RTG Bills.
The current version: ...
If you use any of the following RTG programs, you will need these minimum versions:
RTG Scripts V1.09
RTG E-Bills V1.34
RTG Names V2.03
RTG Conflicts V1.03
For RTG Scripts, you can request a free upgrade if you purchased it within the last year. Otherwise, you can purchase an upgrade
at a reduced price. RTG will provide a free upgrade for RTG E-Bills upon request. You can download the latest version of RTG Names
for free. For RTG Conflicts, see Upgrading RTG Conflicts
We offer a free license key for the current version if you have purchased an RTG Bills license key within the past year. If you believe that you qualify for a free upgrade, request a license key now. We will check our records and send you the license key if you qualify.
Reference: RTG Bills Upgrade Policy
If you don't qualify for a free upgrade, you can get the latest version of RTG Bills for a reduced fee:
RTG Bills Version 2 Upgrade
Remember, RTG Bills will not work without the new license key. Wait until you get the license key and then download the installer software from this page.
What to do next
- When the installer is finished, we suggest that you copy bills.exe to a removable medium and save it, along with your license information, in case you need to re-install RTG Bills or RTG Timer.
- To start RTG Bills, double-click its icon:
RTG Bills will say that it needs to update the database format. Click Yes to proceed.
Note: You cannot go back from this point. Once the database is updated, you must use the new version of RTG Bills and RTG Timer.
You will be asked to enter the licensed user name (in the Licensed To box) and the license key. Enter them exactly as you received them from RTG and click OK.
If RTG Bills does not start, the license information was incorrect. Double-click the RTG Bills icon and try again.
Note: If RTG Bills displays the number of days left in the trial period, click OK, then choose Setup > Licensed User to enter the name of the licensed user and the license key.
- RTG Timer does not require a license key. However, RTG Timer must always be the same version as RTG Bills, so you must install the new RTG Timer on each PC that will use it.
RTG Timer does require a timekeeper license for each timekeeper, but those licenses are good for all versions of RTG Timer. They will continue to work when a new version of RTG Timer is installed.
does not work
It is very unlikely that the key is defective. If RTG Bills will not accept your license key, it is probably for one of these three reasons:
- You entered the key incorrectly.
- You entered the Licensed To name incorrectly.
- You have the wrong version of RTG Bills.
The key is generated using these three pieces of information, so all three must be correct.
The most common error is to enter the wrong Licensed To
name. Look at the e-mail message from RTG to see what name we used to create your key.
When you purchase a key, we create one for the current version of RTG Bills. The window that asks for the license information always displays the version number, so you can check if you have the right version. If not, download and install the current version from this page.