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prisma
Level 7

Product Key when already using McAfee

Hello,

I recently bought a laptop, with preinstalled McAfee trial. The trial recently ended.

My dad also uses McAfee Internet Security and had a disc with a product key (3 licences)

Is it possible for me to just fill in the product key somewhere, or do I have to remove McAfee and reinstall it with the product key of my dad? All I can find in the McAfee menu's are options to buy new McAfee products, not to activate one by product key.

Thanks,

Igor

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Product Key when already using McAfee

Uninstall in the normal manner via Control Panel, then run the MCPR removal tool linked under Useful Links above and reboot.  That will remove any trial markers.

Start afresh with your Dad's version.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 23/10/10 1:29:37 EDT PM
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prisma
Level 7

Re: Product Key when already using McAfee

Oke thanks!

Though it sounds a lot like this could be much, much easier... Maybe something to improve?

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Product Key when already using McAfee

It's easy believe me.   That's the best way to go if you wish to avoid possible corruption of the installation.

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