11-26-2010 01:19 PM
I have Nis 2010 in a box, bought in a shop, so it's on a cd. I use it on my pc and my laptop, but I believe I have 1 licence left.
So today I bought a netbook and wanted to use my last licence on that one, but the problem is: the netbook doesn't have a cd-rom drive and at the moment I don't need an external cd-rom drive because I can send around everything through my network.
So my question is: can I copy the contents of the cd to an usb-drive and install it from that drive on my netbook? Would this work or is the cd protected against this? I don't want to mess my official licence.
Another option would be to download Nis, but my version is 2010 and it's dutch, I only saw Nis 2011. Last year we were allowed to use 2009 licences with Nis 2010, is that the case now too? And if this is possible, could I get a direct download link, because the usual link asks for a credit card and due to all the financial problems around the globe my bank fused with a bigger bank and in a few weeks I will receive an up to date credit card but I don't have any at the moment.
Thanks for your help.
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11-26-2010 01:24 PM
11-26-2010 01:26 PM - edited 11-26-2010 01:33 PM
Yes, that should be fine. You could also download directly on to the netbook from this link - http://www.norton.com/nis11
By the way, all of your NIS 2010 subscriptions are eligible for free updates to the 2011 product. You can visit http://updatecenter.norton.com to update them.
If you wish to download the Dutch version, you can do so here.
11-26-2010 01:27 PM
11-26-2010 01:29 PM - edited 11-26-2010 01:32 PM
Thanks for the very fast reply.
If it would be possible, I'd rather download it directly to my netbook indeed. Sadly link doesn't work, perhaps an update to that?
I use Norton for ages now and you guys are the greatest for giving us free updates!
 Link didn't work because of the dot at the end of the sentence, which was added to the link, when removed the dot it worked. Thanks again guys!
11-26-2010 01:35 PM
And no, do not copy the contents of the cd drive because it contains other contents like bootable recovery tools. Plus, you can't really ensure that Norton will install completely because the installer is not packed in one nice file, I think.
Copying the contents on to a USB drive will work. I've done this before several times. As long as every file and directory is selected, it will work. Have you had a different experience?
11-26-2010 01:35 PM
11-26-2010 01:37 PM