07-03-2011 07:36 PM - last edited on 07-04-2011 05:58 AM by shannons
I have one copy of Norton 360 that will expire in about 30 days and is in use on 3 computers. I recently purchased another copy of Norton 360 to use on a fourth computer.
I would like to purchase a third copy of Norton 360 to replace the version that will expire in about 30 days rather than paying the price to renew from Symantec. There is a difference in price of about $20.
What are the exact steps to use the key from a third version of 360 that I will purchase to replace the copy that will expire in about 30 days and is being used on 3 computers? I do not want to have to uninstall and reinstall the existing software on the three computers that are using the copy that is about to expire.
Thanks for any comments.
[edit: Clarfiied subject.]
07-03-2011 11:10 PM
Did you purchase N360 version 5 for 5 pc's? Please see this link. It is possible to purchase a 5 package which would be good for up to 5 pc's. If you did this though, you could ask for a refund of the program you bought for the 4th pc.. If all the pc's have the same version of N360, then you would just have to add the new key a couple of days before they expire.
I would suggest you call customer support via the free chat program and see if you can get that pack which is good for 5 pc's and explain that you recently bought another copy for your 4th pc and the other 3 are going to expire shortly. They are the ones who handle subscriptions, and activations.
This is the link for US/Can. If you need a different location, please consult your local Symantec site for the local free chat customer support link.
Please come back and let us know how you made out. Thanks.
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07-04-2011 05:39 PM
The only problem with the five computer version of Norton 360 is the price. I can buy two copies of the three computer version for a total of 6 computers for approximately $50 less than what one copy of the five version costs.
07-04-2011 07:59 PM
You should be able to simply click on "renew" and a screen should pop up giving you the option to purchase or insert the key. Insert the key. As recommended wait until a day or two before the expiry of the first machine because all licences activate at the same time. When you put in a new key instead of a renewal key, you lose any remaining days. Don't wait until it expires.
If you have a credit card listed for any prior purchases, get hold of Customer service Chat and make sure that it is not set up for automatic renewal.
07-04-2011 10:14 PM
You do not need to uninstall Norton 360. You can just activate it using the new Key. Here are the steps:
Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
Start Norton 360.
On the bottom-right corner of the Norton product window, click Renew.
Type in your Product Key.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
When finished, review your subscription details, and then click Done.
07-04-2011 10:42 PM