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Get ready for Windows 10 by upgrading Trend Micro Maximum Security to the latest version

Learn how to upgrade your Maximum Security to the latest version. To be eligible for the free upgrade you must:
  • Have an unexpired subscription 
  • Your serial number starts with the letter “X”
  • We recommend that you print out this document before proceeding because you will be asked to restart your computer during the procedure.
  • This article is also applicable to Premium Security.
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Not sure if your computer meets the system requirements?

Check the table below to find out if your computer meets the recommended system requirements to install the latest version of Maximum Security:
 Windows XPWindows VistaWindows 7Windows 8
and 8.1
Windows 10
Operating System Version (32-bit only)
(32 or 64-bit)
SP2 or higher
(32 or 64-bit)

(32 or 64-bit)

Note: Windows RT is not supported.
Windows® 10 Release Preview (build 10041 or later) 
Processor 350 MHz
(800MHz recommended)
800 MHz
(1GHz recommended)
800 MHz
(1GHz recommended)
Note: These processors support SSE2 Instruction Set.
Memory 256MB
(512MB recommended)
(1GB recommended)
Free Disk Space 1.3GB (1.5GB recommended)
Note: Trend Micro program can support RAID 0 (Striping) or RAID 1 (Mirroring)
Web Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0
Mozilla Firefox 26 or latest version
Google Chrome 28 or latest version
Internet Connection Broadband or equivalent high speed connection highly recommended
  • Desktop - 800 x 480 (or above)
  • Windows Store - 1064 x 768 (or above)
  • Snap Apps - 1366 x 768 (or above)
PDF Reader Any


I’m ready, show me how to upgrade to the latest version

For upgrade instructions, watch the video tutorial or follow the steps below:
  1. Download the installer file to begin the installation.


  2. Run the installer.
    • For Google Chrome, click the installer found at the lower left corner of your screen.
      Run the installer file


    • For Internet Explorer, click Run found at the bottom part of your screen.
      Run the installer file


  3. Click Yes when the User Account Control window appears.
    Wait for the installer to extract the files needed for installing Maximum Security 2016.
    Unpacking compressed files


  4. Click Yes when asked to remove the old program version.
    Ready to remove old version


  5. Click Restart Now when prompted to restart your computer.
    Restart Now


    After restarting, the installation will resume and will prompt for your serial number.
  6. Type your serial number, then click Next.
    Enter your serial number


  7. Read the Trend Micro End User License Agreement, then click Agree and Install.
    License Agreement


    Wait for the installation to complete.


  8. Click Finish.
    You will see the main console of your Trend Micro Security program.

    Installation finished


Video Tutorial

Applies To: Maximum Security - 2015;Maximum Security - 2016;Premium Security - 2015;Premium Security - 2016;Titanium Maximum Security - All;Titanium Premium Security - All;Trend Micro Internet Security Pro - All;

Last Updated: Aug. 02, 2016 5:45 AM (PST)
Solution ID: 1059036