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How to transfer a McAfee subscription to a new PC

Issue Description

If you have a license assigned to a computer that you no longer use, and you want to deactivate and reactivate that license on your new computer, see the following solution.


  1. On your new computer, open a web browser and go to http://home.mcafee.com.
  2. Click My Account and log in with your email address and password.
  3. Select the computer you want to remove the license from.
  4. Click Deactivate.
  5. To begin the install on your new computer, click Download.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install your McAfee software.

If you have used all of the available licenses in your subscription and you have to install McAfee on an additional computer, you must purchase an additional license. On your main account screen, click Buy Now beside the product you want to buy additional licenses for.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your purchase.