Normally you would wait until almost the expiry date, and then uninstall that Subscription from your Control Panel/Programs and Features/Restart. Then run the latest McAfee MCPR Tool/Restart. The go to your account and install your purchased Subscription.
Of course you can also contact Customer Service 24/7 at no cost ; https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/contact
All the Best,
I know that's what you lot on here usually recommend!
But I've been able to extend before several times, as long as the product is exactly the same. McAfee itself states this here:-
"What happens to the expiration date of my subscription if I renew early?
If you renew your McAfee subscription early, a full year will be added to your subscription, beginning on your current expiration date. You will not lose any time from your subscription."
What I'm worried about is the 50 True Key licenses I now have! This suggests to me that this is a corporate/academic license that shouldn't have been sold as a home version?
I'm not too worried about losing 2 months, as the new subscription I now have consisting of the 2 new products stacked runs until this time in 2018, and I didn't pay very much for them both! What I'm concerned about is the 50 True Key licenses I now have, with regards to the legitimacy of what I bought! The fact that the system accepted both new keys proves they are legit, but 50 TK licenses suggests the product isn't intended for personal use!
I fully understand your concern...Hence is why I have asked a 'Senior Trukey Expert' from the (Truekey Team)
It is very early here in the (US). I am quite certain that marcd will add to the discussion once he gets to work.
Righto! Thanks for you help!
The reason I've always tried to stack subscriptions is because it drives me nuts having to re-install software I already have, since it messes up the neat order I have of programs allowed access through the firewall! Takes me days to get them back to the way I like, since there is no sort.
This is only the second time I haven't be able to extend subscriptions in 8 years. Last year the change of name from 'McAfee Internet Security' to 'McAfee® Internet Security' stopped it happening. That '®' seemed to be the bugbear!
I'm away from my computer for a few hours, so will reply to any further replies when I'm able!
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I am not sure where to start on this issue. Let me first say that although I am not knowledgeable enough on McAfee antivirus software bundles like the McAfee Internet Security, stacking on the license to add to the activation time s something we don't usually recommend but having said that I am glad that it as worked for you the majority of times.
What really does concern me is the number of True Key Premium licenses (50) that you said can be activated with your McAfee software bundle, I have never seen that, the maximum of licenses I seen being provided with McAfee software is 5 with McAfee Live Safe.
I would recommend to proceed with caution as I don't know how legitimate this offer is, I am going to send you an private message so i can obtain your email profile ID and try to see what I can discover from pour database in terms of TK Premium licenses associated with your profile ID.
As I said, both the activation keys worked properly, and my account now shows a new subscription called 'McAfee® Internet Security via Argos' that expires on the 30th October 2018 running in parallel with my old subscription. It has unlimited licenses, but 50 True Key licenses! Argos is a major high street and internet retailer in the UK. Could what I was sold be intended for their use to put on machines they sell to the public?
I am usually wary of buying from Amazon sellers, but took a risk this time as the product advertised appeared to be the exact version that I already had, and wanted to stack it with the current subscription as I'm due to move house when the old subscription is due to end, and therefore might not have internet to sort out a new subscription.
I can't make out head of tail of the messaging service on here to send you a message! This powered by jive system makes no sense!
Also, since any software I download associated with the new license is from my McAfee account, then it's certain to be safe, even regarding the legitimacy of the license?
click on marcd's name and open his profile. On right hand side choose follow and done. that way he can then follow you and send you a message.