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    Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition

    I have been a user of Norton products for years and have always been pleased. Of course Norton, like so many other programs, is not what it used to be. I currently am running Windows 2000 Pro on a machine that runs Office 2000 and AutoCAD 2000 and ADT 2.02 (architectural desktop). I was wondering if anyone knows how Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition will mesh with this setup. Of course not much meshes with ADT <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15> but I was wondering more about how Norton now works with Windows 2000 Pro. I have no plans to upgrade in the near future. We are running 768K of memory on the machine so there would be no problem with that getting in the way. And and all help about this would be appreciated. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Especially because I can now get the whole Norton shebang for $29.95 + free shipping. Feels kind of worth it to me - unless of course it would screw the machine up.

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    Re: Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition

    Kathie, have you contacted Symantec to ask them about compatibility issues? I confess that I'm a far cry from familiar with architectural design products and I'm not certani, even after ogling at the amazing examples on their website, exactly whether or not ACD is a replacement shell for Windows or simply an application that runs on it. Your best bet is to contact Symantec directly and inquire about compatibility. Autodesk states on their website that their recent release is Windows XP Pro compatible, but does not offer information on older versions. Further, they recommend that you contact the vendor of third party products with questions about how the mesh (I like that term, can I borrow it?)

    Norton hooks into the operating system at various levels, from the lowest all the way to integrating with the Windows shell, Explorer. Since the protective features run as services (for the most part) I would think that it would work, and at 29.95 USD for the product it's quite the deal - contrasted with the price for ADT!! Norton is a good product, and recently there was a rabid discussion regarding this and McAfee that I am in no hurry to rekindle. Brand loyalty is a touchy beast.

    Good luck - and I would certainly be interested in hearing any information that you uncover from the vendors.
    -Mark

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    Re: Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition

    Kathie,
    I have been using Norton SystemWorks 2002 Pro for months. I have W2K Pro also. Additionally, I also
    have Office 2000. Their cooperation with each other is seamless. Never had any problem!
    You will need lots of memory though since Norton loves to eat up memory. I have 278MB memory,
    so I don't have any problems running several applications simultaneously.

    Good Luck,

    Ed

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    Re: Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition

    Thanks so much Ed. Memory is no problem. We have 768 MB of memory because we use such memory intensive programs like AutoCAD. We have plenty to spare though.

    Kathie

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    Re: Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition

    OTHOH, I have had nothing but problems with NSW 2002 and Win2k. I have used Symantec products for years and each year, they have become worse. This year, I literally spent months in conjunction with Symantec's lame tech support crew trying to sort out the bugs and problems with NSW 2002. Out of the whole suite, I am down to running just NAV. And I can't even update it because it generates

    Norton AntiVirus 2002 Program Update (English)
    The update was not completed.
    The update process was unable to complete successfully. Please click the Details button for more information.

    Details says:
    Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
    NAVNT 8.00

    Is that a clear enough error message for you <roflol>. That's what they get for hiring those non-English speaking H1-b's!

    I had this same error with Win2k SP2. Symantec's advice - uninstall & reinstall. After doing that 3 or 4 times and spending 4-5 hours manually cleaning all the variety files and registry keys that Symantec spawns, each time reporting back to those turkeys in tech support, there final reply was, "we don't know what else to do" <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>.

    If Symantec stuff works for you, then consider yourself lucky. If it doesn't, prepare to spend a lot of time with their clueless tech support people and your machine. Personally, this this version of NAV is the last variety of Symantec software I will ever use.

    btw: McAfee/Network Associates is even worse, sigh...

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