CorelDraw is a vector graphics editor designing software which is used for creating logos, flexes, brochures, invitation cards and any kind of vector designing based on the lining. This software is not new to many top graphics designer even the ones who are still in training, however in this article, I’m not here to teach you how to get started as a graphics designer or how to improve as a graphics designer, it’s how to activate CorelDraw X7 software for free of charge.
CorelDraw is not free software as you would know by now and there is a way to activate the software for free of charge using a tool called ‘KeyGen‘. KeyGen stands for ‘key generator,’ it is a computer program that generates a product licensing key, such as a serial number, necessary to activate for use of a software application. In this case, we are going to need a particular KeyGen called ‘Corel Products KeyGen‘ to activate CorelDraw X7.
How to activate CorelDraw X7 using Corel Products KeyGen
Now, I’m sure that you already have your CorelDraw X7 installed on your PC. Download Corel Products KeyGen from here, if your computer is running on Windows 10 OS, you would need to deactivate the Real-Time Protection feature before you can run the tool or install the tool (KeyGen). To deactivate the Real-Time Protection feature on your Windows;
- Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings (or Virus & threat protection settings in previous versions of Windows 10).
- Switch Real–time protection to Off. Note that scheduled scans will continue to run.
Don’t panic if you start seeing alerts about a potential virus, it’s completely safe. Launch the KeyGen software and your CorelDraw X7 software. When you launch the CorelDraw software you will see a notification pop-up i.e if you installed it without activating it. Look below and click Already Purchased? Click on I already have a Serial Number and go back to your KeyGen software.
On your KeyGen dashboard, select CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 as the product, a serial number would be generated automatically as you do that. Copy the whole thing under the Serial Number and paste it on the first empty space on the notification pop-up screen and click Activate Offline.
You would be taken to another page where the Installation Code for the software will show, copy and paste to where the installation code is required. Ensure that you add the hyphen (-) and don’t make any error. After typing the installation code, click on the Generate Activation Code button below the KeyGen dashboard. A code will display on the space just beneath the activation code on the KeyGen dashboard, copy and paste it on the part where it is required on CorelDraw X7 then click Continue.
You will get a thank you note from CorelDraw all you have to do now is to start the CorelDraw again and you would enjoy the software free of charge. One thing you should take note of is that if you use the CorelDraw X7 when connected to the internet, you would lose the freedom to use the full features of the software because the software would detect that you bypassed the subscription process and you would have to uninstall, install the software and go through the whole process once more and that can be daunting.
Well, I hope you understood this tutorial and didn’t face any difficulties when trying to activate your own CorelDraw X7 software. If you failed to understand the tutorial, you can try watching the video up there and see if you can understand it. As they say, we tend to understand things much better when we look at them.