HitFilm Express 2017 Serial Code

I just downloaded HitFilm 4 Express 2017 and it's saying I need a Serial Code. I didn't get one and it's saying the one in my account is "Only valid for HitFilm 4 Express."

Could I get some help on this, please?


  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    Double check your spam folder. You should have gotten an email with your serial. 

    Also try checking your account page on this site. You can get your serials there. 

  • @SirBookwriter

    I can't figure out what version you tried to download... 4 Express or Express 2017? 

  • edited January 2018

    @SirBookwriter ; +1 to what @Film_Empire said.  I am confused as well, but you are not the only user I've seen call it HItfilm 4 Express 2017.  Look at this capture of the splash screen that shows when you first start Hitfilm; the area circled in red is the current file version and will help a lot to figuring out which version you are trying to activate.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/b38c6qmnl37t4qv/Splash Version number.PNG?dl=0

    Version 6 is the newest Hitfilm series (that has no designation in the name), Version 5 is the Hitfilm 2017 series, and Version 4 is (well,) Hitfilm 4 series.

  • Your serial code is in your account settings on this website.

    But noone told me either, I had to find out on my own.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator


    Me. January 7, 2018. This thread. 

    "Also try checking your account page on this site. You can get your serials there."

    Oh, I, other mods and the devs tell people over and over. In fact, if you were to scroll down to the bottom of any page on this site there's a link for "Support and License Retrieval."

  • Thanks for the tip!

  • i just dawnload the hitfilm4express but i can't get my hitfilm4express scrial code please help me ../

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @rklifestyle Hitfilm 4 Express is several years out of development and serial codes are no longer issued. You'll need to download the current version (Hitfilm Express 9) from the "Store" link at the top of the page. 

  • edited July 2018

    EDIT: By the time i posted Triem had already replied.

    rklifestyle if you created an account in the ordinary way (while downloading Hitfilm), it should be on this page:


    Also they no longer issue Hitfilm4 serial codes (HF4 is the 2016 version). Hitfilm V9 is the present version.


  • edited June 2019

    Please, HELP ME!

    My PC does not support version 12, but works well with version 4.
    The problem is that when I enter the serial number of my account it returns the message
    "your serial code is valid only for Hitfilm Express" and if I request a license free
    allows me to download only the latest version of the program that my PC does not support.
    What should I do?Thank you!
  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @TommasoBarra I'm sorry, it is no longer possible to get activation codes for Hitfilm 4.

  • edited June 2019

    TommasoBarra, Unfortunately, there is no solution other than upgrading your computer 😧 (If that is indeed the problem). As you say, They only issue serial codes for current and future versions. 


    I believe a machine that will run H4E should run HEv12, or so I've  heard . Have a look at this page   https://fxhome.com/support/hitfilm-express/ You might find a proper answer there.

    Sorry for being the bearer of bad news, hope you find a solution. 

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @LiamMcM1 for your reference the minimum specs actually changed with HF12 for the first time since HF4. 

    HF4 wanted a 2nd - gen i3, i5, i7, i9 with Intel HD 4000 or better. HF12 wants a 4th - gen ix with Intel HD 5000 or better. 

  • edited June 2019

    Triem23, I stand corrected 

    BTW I didn't mean to post after you, when I started to reply yours wasn't there 

  • I just downloaded HitFilm  Express 2017  and it work on my Windows7, but FXhome Team given me registration code for Hitfilm 14. I can't register it. Can You help me? 

  • @SamoKralj Unfortunately, older versions of Hitfilm cannot be licensed anymore after the next version replaces it.  The downloads for older versions are there for users who have had an old version installed before and have the license stored in their account page in case they need to downgrade.  I'm sorry to give bad news but right now the only version a code can be generated for is 14.

  • @SamoKralj Even though Windows 7 is not officially supported, you should be able to run HitFilm 11 (maybe 12.3 too) in Windows 7 just fine for the most part... dropping official Windows 7 support was the only Spec change for Windows between 2017 and 12.3, but most people found that it ran just fine under Windows 7 anyways (there was even a Windows 7 specific bug fix at one point). The current "HitFilm Express" licence is valid for every Express version 8 and up.

    (This is where I get serious because it's something I'm passionate about)

    PLEASE UPGRADE YOUR COPY OF WINDOWS 7 TO WINDOWS 10 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!! Your computer no longer receives critical security updates. The longer you stay on your 7 install, the more likely your computer is to be severely compromised. This is true REGARDLESS of how safe you think you might be. There is virtually NO REASON you cannot upgrade to Windows 10, because it is still a COMPLETELY FREE upgrade.

    This article is one of the more concise articles on how to upgrade for free as painlessly as possible: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/02/04/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-in-2020/#6581b8b375ff

    (I am not affiliated with the linked site in any way. Sorry for the all-caps. @TheBenNorris I think it's time to close this thread as its been reappearing on and off again for 2 years. Samo, if you're still having issues, please create a new thread.)

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