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How Do I Install NS on Standby Hard Disk without using additonal license

I just installed Norton Security (for 5 Devices) on my WIN7 computer's active first hard disk. I have a second, standby, hard disk physically mounted in my computer, but it is not connected. The second disk is essentially a clone of the active first hard disk that has an expired Norton Antivirus installed. Should the currently active first hard disk fail or pick up a nasty virus (I don't trust a virus cleanup), I will disconnect it, then connect and run on the second, standby, hard disk. MY QUESTION: I wish to temporarily run on the second hard disk in order to install Norton Security on it, then disconnect it to go back and run on the first hard disk. How do I install Norton Security on the second hard disk and avoid using up one of my available device licenses? (Imaging the first to the second hard disk is one solution, but I prefer not to do this because the Windows registry on the second, standby, hard disk is much cleaner than the first) NOTE: Since I will NEVER run more than one instance of Norton Security on my computer, I do not believe the above process violates the license agreement

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Re: How Do I Install NS on Standby Hard Disk without using additonal license

Your situation is similar to a dual boot situation as far as the Norton install count is concerned. As long as it is on the same physical computer, ie motherboard, you can install Norton on multiple OS's on that physical machine. I have had up to 3 OS's installed in multi boot configuration on one PC, using only one Norton install from my account. This holds true even if the OS's are on different physical hard drives.

As to how you want to do this, you can connect your second drive and just overinstall the new Norton Security over your current Norton Antivirus. If you want a cleaner installation you can download and run the Norton Removal Tool before installing NS. www.norton.com/nrt

Be sure you read the Before you Begin section before using NRT.

Then you can reconnect your primary drive again.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: How Do I Install NS on Standby Hard Disk without using additonal license

Thanks for the reply. To avoid using up one of my 5 total device installs, will I need to use the same Norton installer/downnloader file I used to install Norton Security on the first hard disk? Or can I send an email from my Norton account that has the link to start the install on the second hard disk? ie maybe its smart enough to recognize its the same computer & install without using up another of my 5 allowed installs?
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Kudos0

Re: How Do I Install NS on Standby Hard Disk without using additonal license

You should be able to send the email. When it gets to the activation part, it checks for details of the machine it is being installed on. It should see that it is already installed on that machine and treat it as a re install.

If it does not pic this up, you can always free up the activation if you need it back.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: How Do I Install NS on Standby Hard Disk without using additonal license

peterweb: Many Thanks! I believe that will solve my concern.

Kudos0

Re: How Do I Install NS on Standby Hard Disk without using additonal license

Glad I could help.

Let us know if it does not go as you hoped.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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