McAfee installation with product key: to download McAfee with activation code or a product key steps are simple. First of all, here you will see the procedure for a fresh install where we assume you do not have a McAfee account later we will go with the procedure if you already have an existing Mcafee account.
What is McAfee product key or McAfee activation code
McAfee activation code or McAfee product key is used for McAfee installation. It is also known as your McAfee license number. McAfee product key is a 25 digit alphanumeric characters string which is unique for every McAfee license purchase.
If you purchased your McAfee from a offline store then you will get a McAfee retail card and you will find your McAfee activation key on the back of your retail card.
In case it is an online purchase then you will get the activation code on the online store itself or it will be sent to your email inbox which is registered with that store.
How to complete your McAfee installation with a Product key
Now we assume that you have a product key for the McAfee and you are now ready for the mcafee installation with the product key. Follow the step by step procedure in case of a fresh install.
- Open a web browser in your System and type URL www.mcafee.com/activate.
- When you will open the URL it will show you an input box where you can put your activation code/product key.
- And now you have a new page when you clicked submit after the key submission. Note down now the key is redeemed and now you will get a screen to log in. As you are going to do a fresh install you need to start the register instead of login.
Register a New McAfee account to complete the McAfee installation with key
As you don’t already have an McAfee account you need to create one and just after redeeming the key you have an option to login and on the right side of the same Web page you will find a register now button click on that and now provide your email and password for your McAfee account and complete the registration form and click “I agree” button in the bottom. By doing this you will get an email from McAfee account to confirm your email click on the confirmation which you will find in your email inbox. Now login and download your Product.
Install Mcafee with product key- In case you already have a McAfee account
In case you already have a McAfee account you can redeem the product key inside the McAfee account or you can go with the same above described procedure and just login instead of registering for a new account. And after download completion you can follow the given below steps.
McAfee installation with a serial number after redeeming the Product key
Now when you will download your McAfee, at the time of download the McAfee installation wizard will create a McAfee serial number for you. Note download the McAfee serial number as it is going to be used in between the McAfee installation.
Install McAfee with serial number
Now after redeeming product key/activation code and downloading the product from the McAfee account you created a serial number for McAfee. As we discussed earlier we need to note down that serial number. Now double click on the downloaded file or run it. When you will run it some system prompts will come and you need to follow the positive options and then it will ask you the McAfee serial number just put it in when it is asked. Agree to the license agreement and complete the installation.
McAfee installation with product key – precautions
To avoid any complexity during the your McAfee installation with a product key you need to take care of some of the things. Please have a look on these precautions before starting the installation.
- Peel the activation code /product key area very gently so you don’t rip any characters on the code.
- Uninstall or remove any other security from your system before start installing McAfee.
- Restart your computer before the starting a fresh install.
In case you need any kind of help on Mcafee installation with product key or you are facing any kind of issue you can reach the official Mcafee support at https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp?_afrLoop=1026713322105976#!%40%40%3F_afrLoop%3D1026713322105976%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dq37gl09lg_4 and choose which kind of problem you are facing with your Mcafee and then reach the support either with chat and support ticket or via phone. In case you need any other help or you are finding difficult to reach McAfee you can comment here about your query we will try to help you out.