Error "The serial number found for MapInfo Professional 12.0 does not meet the requirements for this update"

Products Affected:  MapInfo Professional


When running the Bing Update Utility you may encounter the error message below.


This happens when you have the evaluation version of MapInfo Pro installed on your machine. The utility picks up the evaluation version and then tries to update it. Then it throws the error when it is unsuccessful.


UPDATED: December 4, 2019
To fix this issue follow the below steps:
  1. Open the Registry editor (Start > Run > regedit) 
  2. Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MapInfo\MapInfo\Professional
  3. Then go ahead delete the <MAPINFO PRO VERSION NUMBER> folder. Right click and then select delete