Moving Second Computer to N360
12-12-2009 09:28 PM
A couple of months ago I bought a new laptop which came with a 90-day trial of Norton Internet Security.
The trial period is due to expire in a few weeks, and as it happens it will be expiring at just about the time that my N360 subscription is up for renewal on my desktop PC which I bought last December. I've decided that, for simplicity's sake, I would like to use one of the 3 N360 installs to take the place of NIS on the laptop. Before going ahead with this, though, I have some questions:
1) The version of N360 in the package that I bought with my desktop PC last year was 2.0. Thanks to Norton updates, the version that now exists on the desktop PC is 188.8.131.52. So when I load the CD-ROM on the laptop, it will install a version that doesn't match the one that Symantec will expect from my account information. Is this something that I need to be concerned about? Are there any other issues I need to be aware of when performing a second install?
2) Is the second installation process pretty straightforward in terms of setting it up within the same account? Any possible complications (related to its being a second installation) that I should be prepared for?
3) I suppose that I should uninstall NIS on the laptop BEFORE installing N360. Is this correct?
4) How will the two N360 installations deal with each other when it comes to the online backup -- will they share, conflict, or what?
I do like NIS (the interface particularly looks very stylish), but administratively I'd rather deal with one subscription instead of two -- plus, N360 has a bunch of housekeeping features that would require getting a further separate program to handle them. N360 doesn't have everything that specialized Norton packages can offer, but it's plenty good enough for me.
Thanks a bunch in advance for your tips and insights.