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    Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Sure hope this query fits here! It isn't really a Windows or MS thing, but so many Windows Loungers use it, I hoped one of you could answer this question for me. It's ended up here due to frustration: I have just spent almost an hour in an eternal round of Q and A with an automatic Troubleshooter over at Symantec and could get nowhere.

    Here's the background and my question: for the first time, our 2 person business has a laptop for on-the-road connectivity as well as a desktop. Can I share our desktop virus program with the laptop (as we can our AT&T Internet connection and Office programs) or do we have to purchase a separate program?

    Hopefully,

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    The license agreement with my copy on Norton AV states: "Use one copy of this software on a single computer." I think that means that you have to buy a copy for every computer you use it on.
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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Linda,
    Legare is correct.

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    uhhhhh.....Semantics.....
    <hr>as we can our ..... Office programs<hr>
    Linda's Office program licenses probably have the same restrictions.
    Ie, she may not use the software on more than one computer as per the license....but can she? My guess is, probably, but not legally.

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Linda,

    IF <--------- NAV 2003 is part of Norton System Works Pro 2003, then you can install it on "2" PC's. AntiVirus Definitions renewal, however, is a different animal. Each PC has to be renewed individually; i.e., two separate accounts.

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    With Office I think it depends on the version. Seems as though some of the older versions you could have it installed on a desktop and notebook as long as both are not in use at the same time.

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    This may well be permitted under the terms of her Microsoft Office license.

    Many licenses for Microsoft Office permit the software to be installed on a laptop that is solely used by the main user of the desktop on which it is installed - or some very similar wording.

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Linda--

    If you shop, you can get Norton Antivirus for a very few bucks, and System Works and Internet Security can be found with a $40 savings over Symantecs price if you use a number of price comparison websites. Computer shows in your area will also have them at a fraction of the cost from re-sellers that gather legit OEM copies.

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Thanks to all of you for your helpful answers and suggestions!

    What i've learned is:
    1. I'll need to purchase a second copy of Norton's AntiVirus for our laptop, and have a number of suggestions from you as to how to do so economically.
    2. I'd better check a little further into my assumption that our new Office 2003 can be installed on the laptop as well as the desktop. I would NOT be using the 2 computers/ programs simultaneously; the laptop is only for road trips.

    New Question: where should I check re. the Office question? The Office Lounge or Microsoft Support? Or would the fine print in the Office license agreement have what I need?

    Thanks again. How did I ever cope before Woody's Lounge?

    Linda

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Linda,

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    New Question: where should I check re. the Office question? The Office Lounge or Microsoft Support? Or would the fine print in the Office license agreement have what I need?
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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Linda--

    If you tell me what edition of Office 2003 you have, I'll tell you how many computers your EULA allows and link you so you can see for yourself. The answer is probably gonna be one.

    Is it the Office edition you asked about Post 339132? Do you still need additional info--because in that thread you don't state what edition of Office you bought at the store. You said [i]"Our version was purchased retail." What edition did you purchase retail and is it the one you're asking about here?

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Hi Irene:
    I'm not sure about Norton, but this is what my EULA on Office Pro 2000 says:
    <hr>Applications Software. You may install, use, access, display, run, or otherwise interact with ("RUN") one copy of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, or any prior version for the same operating system, on a single computer, workstation, terminal, handheld PC, pager, "smart phone," or other digital electronic device ("COMPUTER"). The primary user of the COMPUTER on which the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is installed may make a second copy for his or her exclusive use on a portable computer.<hr>

    This indicates that you can use it on both a desktop & notebook if you're the primary user on the desktop & exclusive user on the notebook. Notrton MAY be similar.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    Linda--

    This is the MOS 2003 EULA with the answer that was linked on your Feb 3 Office thread.

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    Re: Norton AntiVirus (2003)

    SMBP et al,

    Again, thank you for all your input. Sorry to be slow getting back - away from the computer for a while.

    The Office 2003 we have is Professional Edition, Upgrade. From the replies here and the link you provided, SMBP, it seems I'm okay to use the software on both computers, as I do meet the license requirements. Following your link to my earlier post, I blush to admit that this query had really been answered already, right after I purchased Office 2003. I think I got mixed up and forgot the Office question had already been answered. I do apologize.

    Result: share Office; buy a new subscription to Norton.

    Thanks.

    Linda

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