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How to register WinZip software using an activation code

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Last updated: 22 Nov, 2013
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If you did not purchase your WinZip, WinZip Courier, or WinZip Self-Extractor license directly from the WinZip Computing Shop page, but instead from an authorized reseller, you have been given an activation code rather than a registration code.

Notes:

  • To Activate, you must have an active Internet connection. If your computer is not connected to the internet see How to use a WinZip activation code without an Internet connection
  • Activation codes are used to create and obtain registration information for your specific WinZip application.
  • An activation code will only work with its intended application and version (e.g. a WinZip 18 activation code will not work with WinZip 17, WinZip Self-Extractor, or WinZip Courier).

Important - Single-user activation codes can only be used once. Keep your registration information in a safe place in case you need to reinstall your WinZip applications. If you previously activated, but did not save your registration information, please try Quick Search in the What is my registration code? article. If this is not successful, you can fill out the information in the Detailed Search section of the same article and our Service department will assist you in finding your information.

WinZip Activation Instructions

  1. Start WinZip
  2. Type your name and activation code EXACTLY as they appear on your activation acknowledgment email or on the WinZip CD case and click Register
  3. In the WinZip Activation Information screen, type the requested information and click OK
  4. WinZip will connect to the WinZip server, verify the activation code, and a registration code based upon the name or email address you entered will be issued (and entered into WinZip automatically)
  5. A confirmation email, containing the registration information, will also be sent to the email address entered

WinZip Courier Activation Instructions

  1. Install WinZip Courier
  2. Click Start and select Register WinZip Courier from the WinZip Courier program menu
  3. Type your name and activation code exactly as they appear on your registration acknowledgement email or on the WinZip Courier CD case and click OK
  4. In the WinZip Courier Activation Information screen, type the requested information and click OK
  5. WinZip Courier will connect to the WinZip server, verify the activation code, and a registration code based upon the name or email address you entered will be issued (and entered into WinZip Courier automatically)
  6. A confirmation email, containing the registration information, will also be sent to the email address entered

WinZip Self-Extractor Activation Instructions

  1. Install and run WinZip Self-Extractor
  2. Click Enter Registration Code on the initial WinZip Self-Extractor screen or press the Shift key on your keyboard and click About
  3. Type your name and activation code EXACTLY as they appear on your registration acknowledgment email or on the WinZip Self-Extractor CD case and click OK
  4. In the WinZip Self-Extractor Activation Information screen, type the requested information and click OK
  5. WinZip Self-Extractor will connect to the WinZip, verify the activation code, and a registration code based upon the name or email address you entered will be issued (and entered into WinZip Self-Extractor automatically)
  6. A confirmation email, containing the registration information, will also be sent to the email address entered

If you have any questions about this information please email Technical Support.

Related Articles:
Activation code - already used: How do I register again?
How to register WinZip Mac using an activation code
How to register WinZip software with a registration code
How to register WinZip software using a registration file

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