10-27-2008 08:26 PM
I've swapped in a new larger drive and have reinstalled XP. First thing I want to do is reinstall NAV.
I don't know if I've still got the downloaded install EXE. but I have everything else, including NAV working on my old drive and various product keys / serial numbers. I'm not exactly sure what version I'm running but I've updated it in the last year.
With the right product key can I download NAV again to reinstall?
10-27-2008 08:41 PM
Assuming your subscription was up-to-date and your product was 2006, 2007, or 2008:
Go here: Updates. Then follow the steps for the "free" upgrade to NAV 2009, entering the activation key you already have.
Or: Get the free trial download of NAV 2009, and when you are asked if you have purchased it and have the key, say "yes" and enter the key.
However, you need a firewall, and Norton's is far better than Microsoft's, which doesn't check outgoing activity. So I'd suggest you invest instead in the complete package and get NIS 2009.
10-28-2008 04:05 AM
10-28-2008 05:26 PM
I would have to disagree. I would install Norton AntiVirus/Norton Internet Security as soon as possible. If you're going to be connecting to the internet to download updates or download software, its important to make sure that you're protected.
10-28-2008 05:47 PM
10-28-2008 06:16 PM
When I've had to do this I get the best of both worlds by using a clean, protected computer to download the WIndows Update file from the Microsoft site where you can download one large file (500+MB for SP3 or was it SP1 IIRC) and burn it to a CD.
Similarly I download drivers as needed -- although VISTA now contains at least enough to get most systems going -- and burn them or put them on a thumbdrive.
Then I use both of those on the PC that needs them and when that is done I install utilities, starting of course with Norton <s>
This practice goes back, for me, to the days when it was not unknown for a security utility to stop a Microsoft update from installing.
But it has the additional advantage that I have the update media to use on other systems, both mine and friends.
10-28-2008 06:37 PM - edited 10-28-2008 06:38 PM
You're correct - Downloading drivers from manufactures sites will more than likely not lead to infection. However, there are more then just viral threats out there. You're forgetting about Worms, Intrusions, Spyware, Bots, and the other types of attacks that you could get from just browsing websites. Having a connection to the internet, even without browsing, still has you connected to the internet, and internet traffic is flowing to and from your computer.
It's like not putting on your coat until you go outside on a snowy day (not that I know what that's like, living in Los Angeles). It's best to keep yourself prepared and protected (and warm) before stepping out there.
Some of us are daring when it comes to protection. However, I feel that its best to advise people to install security software as soon as possible, but still leave the ultimate decision up to the user.
10-28-2008 06:45 PM
10-28-2008 07:06 PM
I do indeed have a valid and paid-for license. An I am indeed re-installing it on my same system.
I think I've found it. It's a 24 character alpha sequence.