12-26-2010 01:12 PM
I have NIS 2010 on 2 computers with a 3 PC product key. Can you confirm that I can upgrade them to 2011 by running the NIS 2011 install file?
To use my spare license on a 3rd computer should I install NIS 2010 and then 2011 on top? My concern is that if I only install NIS 2011 my product key won't work.
Is it worth to replace NIS with 360?
Thanks for your help and happy holidays.
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12-26-2010 01:26 PM - edited 12-26-2010 01:27 PM
If everything is working well with NIS 2010, you can install NIS 2011 over the top without uninstalling 2010 first.
As a precaution it is recommended to back up your Identity Safe Data (if you use this). Please see the following for details on how to do this. Follow the second procedure.
Also as a precaution, make note of your NIS product key which you can find in your Norton Account.
Download NIS 2011 and save to your desktop or other convenient location. Note this is the English version, let us know if you need a different language.
You do not need to install NIS 2010 on your third computer first. The product key will be recognized.
Do you have any other security software on your third computer? If so this needs to be uninstalled first along with running a removal tool to completely remove the other security software before installing NIS 2011.
After NIS 2011 is installed, run live update repeatedly (rebooting as requested) until it reports there are no more updates.
You can enter the product key on the third computer by clicking the Renew button at the bottom and entering the product key in the space provided. If asked, be sure to enter the same email address in which NIS is registered on the other two computers.
Hope this helps and please let us know how it goes.
12-26-2010 01:49 PM
<< Is it worth to replace NIS with 360? >>
This is largely a personal preference. The protection is very similar although since they undergo their major version updates at about 6 month difference at the moment NIS is more advanced since it was released in August 2010.
However N360 id designed more for the "fit and forget" user who does not want to tweak anything and for those who value the added features like free on line storage and some utilities.
Personally I prefer "horses for courses" and concentrate on the protection and on the tweakability of NIS. If I want the utilities then I'll go for individual ones just for what I need.
If you still want to change -- and the keys are not interchangeable so you'd have to buy again -- at least wait a while since N3 60 Ver 5 is in Public Beta to a fairly advanced stage and no doubt wil be released before long: spring time seems to be the pattern.