How to activate my McAfee product key?
To download and activate your McAfee antivirus you need to fulfill the minimum system requirement your PC must-have.
Requirements to install and activate McAfee:
There are two essential requirements, the first one is your Computer must fulfill the minimum system requirement. These are the minimum requirements your computer must-have for the compatibility of McAfee with your computer. If your computer is not compatible with McAfee, so whole or some features of McAfee will work on your computer. Apart from there is one more most important thing is needed to activate your McAfee, which is product key or activation code.
Minimum System requirement to install and activate McAfee:
There are some essential requirements for a computer-
Operating Systems :
Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
And Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7, Service Pack 1 (32-bit and 64-bit) mandatory updates
Pentium compatible processors with SSE2 support.
NOTE: This requirement includes Microsoft Surface Pro through Surface Pro 4 (mobile devices with x86 processors).
1GB or more
Available hard drive space:
500 MB or more
High-speed internet connection recommended
Web browsers (for phishing protection)
At least one of the following:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or above
One more very important thing is needed to activate your McAfee, first of all, you need to activate your subscription with the help of a valid Activation Code. The Activation code is written on McAfee retail card or you’ll get this from order confirmation mail.
Activation Code or Product Key:
An Activation Code or Product Key is a unique combination of about 25 characters, these characters should be a combination of Alphabets or Numbers, sometimes it is also called a voucher or subscription code. It looks something like
you will find your 25 character activation code or product key in your Order Confirmation Email if you buy it online from an online store. or it is written on McAfee retail card/ Activation Card which you get only after purchasing your McAfee from an offline store.
How to Activate McAfee with Product Key or Activation Code:
- Once you have a valid activation code, you are ready to activate your McAfee subscription. To activate it visit https://www.mcafee.com/activate.
- After visiting https://www.mcafee.com/activate, you’ll see an input box, Just above of that box “Enter your 25-digit activation code” will write.
- Put your 25 characters McAfee Activation Code, and after that click on the “Submit” button.
- If you used your McAfee activation code before to activate McAfee on the other PC and you have a multi PC subscription than you can directly by clicking on “Download your software” link below.
How to log in your Account to activate McAfee :
- After activating your McAfee subscription you need to log in to your McAfee Account to manage your subscription details. You can log in to your McAfee Account by entering your “Email” & “Password” in the “Log In to McAfee” section. After putting your “Email” & “Password” click “LOGIN” to log in to McAfee account.
- Don’t Worry! if you do not have a McAfee account, you can create it by clicking on the “Register Now” button. Once you clicked on the “Register Now” button, you will be redirected on the “Create an Account” page. Here you can create your McAfee account. To create a McAfee account you need to fill the form given below on the “Create an Account” page.
- In this form put your-
- FIRST NAME:
- LAST NAME:
- EMAIL ADDRESS:
- CHOOSE A PASSWORD:
- RE-ENTER PASSWORD:
- note: Your password must be between 8 and 32 characters long and contain at least one lowercase letter (a-z), one uppercase letter (A-Z), and one number (0-9). Feel free to use special characters.
After giving all the information click on the “I AGREE” button.
Now, Your McAfee account is created and you can manage your subscription from your McAfee account.
How to Download the correct McAfee product:
Once you logged in to your McAfee account, you can see your subscription details as well as download your McAfee product.
To download your McAfee product click on the “My Account” button. Select your McAfee product and click “download”. Your McAfee will start downloading after clicking “Accept & Download”.
How to install McAfee into Windows Computer:
After downloading the installer double click to open or run the installer, it will start the installation. When you do this a new McAfee user interface window appears on your computer screen. With the help of this McAfee user interface, you can easily install it by following the instructions.
Click ‘Install’ on the McAfee user interface, it will start an information check. In the information check, McAfee checks for the Product related information. After an information check, it will initiate a system check for checking the minimum system requirements needed for the compatibility of McAfee with your computer. Once the check is complete, and your computer fulfills all the minimum requirements, the installation begins immediately.
If your computer is not compatible with McAfee means you do not have some or more minimum requirements, you are not able to install McAfee in your computer and activate the subscription. If the installation starts without showing any error, mean your system is compatible with McAfee.
It will not take much longer to install on your computer. Once the installation is complete finish and Restart your computer once. It is recommended to Restart your computer after finishing the McAfee installation. When you Restart your computer the McAfee will configure your computer for the best protection against the viruses or many more other malicious files/software.