Download, Installation and Activation for Keyclone
What you need before you start:
- Local Administrator privileges on your machine to install new software
- The ability to use PayPal to purchase a license ($19.99). Note that you do not need to set up a PayPal account, you can make a 1-time payment by credit/debit card through PayPal without an account.
Step 1: Download Keyclone
Download Keyclone direct from the author’s website: https://solidice.com/downloads/windows/keyclone
Click or select the drop down and click
Note that you need to save the program locally to your hard drive 1st. You cannot just run it as you download it. Click
Step 2: Run as administrator
Now right-click “keyclone_1.9o.exe” and select
This is why you could not simply run it as you downloaded it earlier – that would not run the install as administrator (which is needed to create & modify files within c:\program files). If you didn’t believe me, you got this error message – go back up a step and run it as administrator.
Keyclone is not recognized by Microsoft (does not have a signed code certificate from the publisher). So Windows 10 will initially block the install to make sure you know what you’re doing. Make sure you only download keyclone from the authors website. You can check the MD5 hash of the dowloaded file against the hash provided on the authors website.
Click <More info>
Step 3: Unzip
Click to set up the Keyclone folder within c:\program files
If you did everything correctly up to this point you will see:
Step 4: (optional) create shortcut
Open a file explorer and browse to C:\Program Files\Keyclone
Right-Click on “keyclone.exe” and select then
This creates a clickable icon on your desktop – otherwise you’d have to run keyclone from the “Program Files” every time.
Step 5: Purchase a License
Double Click on the shortcut created earlier and enter your administrator credentials (if applicable), or accept the User Account Control.
You can close the message of the day, or wait 10 seconds and it will close itself.
Complete the transaction through the PayPal link. The process is automated and typically takes less than 1 minutes for keyclone to recognize that your license is valid.
Note that the license is forever, but it’s tied to your hardware as represented by the “system id key”. So if you change/upgrade your hardware the license will stop working until you transfer the license to your new system.
Once its licensed correctly, you should see this screen.
Personally, I find there’s a good amount of activity on the Solid ICE discord if you’re having any problems or questions.