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pandra

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Here is tyhe problem. I have Norton Antivirus 2004 under Windows XP professional since september 2004.

Obviously the subscription is over now. I tried to un-install the software whith the windows add/remove tool and after that i deleted all the keys in the windows registry whith "Norton" and "Symantec" (using regedit). Then i tried to install again, but the installation date is still on september 2004.

Does anyone know how do this work?
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Matt.F

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Are you trying to re-install the software to receive another 1-year subscription? If so, this is most likely considered software piracy and is not condoned or allowed by these forums.
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Hello pandra,

Let me ask you a question, are you trying to install an upgrade or other valid purchased copy...or are you trying to reinstall with the same software without purchasing another year?

If you are trying to get around purchasing a new copy or subscription, it can be done but we cannot help you as this site does not condone violating license agreements.

You might try a free antivirus program such as AVG, or a low cost yet great program like Panda. :tazz:


edited: oops looks like someone else answered before I could finish :)

Edited by katkat92, 29 October 2005 - 01:52 PM.

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OK, I must recognize that I tried to do something like that, finally i purchased one more year. But this is still courious for me. How do they know when you installed the software the first time. ¿Is it like a hiden file in the system? or maybe ¿registry key with another name?
At this time it's just curiosity.
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Without telling you how to get around it, yes there are hidden files on your computer that tell the program that it was previously installed on such and such date and uninstalled on such and such date.
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