How do I get an older version of an Intel® Software Development Product?

Older versions of products are available in the Intel® Registration Center (IRC). Your license is good for any version or update released on or before the "support end date" of your license.

Downloading an older version of a new product

Downloading a newly purchased product for the first time, the default download is that of the newest version. However, you can choose to install an older version of the product by following these steps:

  1. In the lower part of the download page you will see a section “Additional downloads, latest updates and prior versions”.
  2. Expanding that section will display all the previous versions available for that product.
  3. You will be able to choose the year and Update # of the version you wish to install.
  4. To start download click on the file name of the file you want to download.

Downloading an older version from Intel Registration Center

If you wish to install an older version of a one of your products follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Intel® Registration Center by entering your Login information. You will see a list of all the products you have subscribed to. Note:  Expired registrations are shown only if you click on the "expired products " toggle in the header section, see image below:
  2. From the list of subscribed products, choose the product of interest. You will see a list of all components in the product subscription history.
  3. Choose the component of interest or click on the Download link. You will be presented with a list of available versions, and if appropriate, updates for the selected version.
  4. While older compiler versions are available, not all builds within a version are. Updates or builds within a version are compatible, use the closest build within your selected version. Note that for older releases, only the last update is typically provided. (For a table that tells you which product version contains which compiler version, see here.)
  5. Click on the version you want - wait while the page refreshes. Then you can click on the update you want (if applicable). The page will refresh again and you will be presented with file types and names.
  6. To start download click on the file name of the file you want to download.
  7. Note: The Support Valid to / Expiration Status on bottom of the page, will be either in EXPIRED or in ACTIVE status. If support is in ACTIVE status, you have a valid license to install any package of this product. If support is in EXPIRED status, you may not have a valid license to install the package of the product you downloaded. To download the package which will work with your expired license, repeat Step 5 and choose the package version which was posted before the expired date for your license.

Installing an older version 

To install an older version of the product you will need to use a license file. You can get your license file from IRC.

  • If you already have a license file associated with the SN make sure it is placed on your system or get it from IRC and save it in a convenient location. For detailed information, read more.
  • If you have a named-user system-locked license that had not yet been activated on your system, you will need to manually generate the license file, download it and save it in a convenient location on your system. For detailed information, read more.
  • Note: If your support has expired you will not be able to download the license file yourself and will have to submit an issue on the appropriate product forum.

Start the installation of the product.  When it asks for a serial number or license information, do not enter the serial number.  Instead, select the option to use a license file and specify the .lic file you saved in the above step.

Have questions?

Check out the Downloading FAQ
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