Internet Download Manager Registration Guide

Run IDM and enter your S/N in the registration dialog. The registration menu item becomes disabled once you will have registered IDM.

'Registration→Registration' menu item is disabled

Please don't mix 0 (zero) and O (ou), I (ai) and 1 (one) while typing your S/N in the registration dialog! COPY & PASTE your S/N!

Open IDM registration e-mail that you got after purchase, select your S/N, then right click on it and pick "Copy" menu item.

Copy Internet Download Manager serial number

In IDM registration dialog, enter your personal data, right click in S/N field and pick "Paste" menu item.

Copy and paste Internet Download Manager serial number

After the registration, pick "Help→About" from IDM main window. You should now have the full version. Compare with the picture below:

Check that Internet Download Manager is registered on 'About' dialog

Note that if you have an OLD version of IDM (4.xx and earlier) installed you need to do the following 3 steps:

  1. Download the full-featured version of IDM at first using the special link from your IDM registration email. If you have lost your IDM registration e-mail, you may use this link to get your download link and S/N automatically:
  2. Open downloaded file, follow installation instructions.
  3. Register Internet Download Manager with your S/N.

If you use Windows Vista or Windows 7 you may need to run IDM with administrator rights. Exit IDM (use "Tasks→Exit" menu item). Then right click on IDM launch icon in Windows programs launch menu and select "Run as administrator" (please look at the picture below). Then register IDM with your personal S/N, exit IDM again and launch it normally.

Run IDM with administrator rights