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Norton AntiVirus 2007 and windows 2000

by jakeher / June 7, 2007 1:42 AM PDT

I recently purchased the Norton Anti-virus 2007 for 3 home computers but when I tried to install it on an old computer that still had a windows 2000 operating system, it failed to install. I need to update the anti-virus protection for this computer until I replace it later this year. Any suggestions?

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Windows 2000 is no longer supported by Norton Antivirus
by Donna Buenaventura / June 7, 2007 1:51 AM PDT
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Windows 2000 is no longer supported by Norton
by jakeher / June 7, 2007 5:22 AM PDT

Thank you. I received that same message when I tried to install the NOrton version of Antivirus 2007. However, when I tried to renew the old norton, it too failed. I am reluctant to rely on the free anti-virus software because I am not sure that it does as thorough a job as Norton. Any other suggestions?

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try this, my set up
by trolyy / June 7, 2007 5:28 AM PDT

I use a paid version of norton anit-virus 2005 and just keep renewing it each year. I agree that paid anti-virus packages for generally better than free versions. However nortons anti-spy/adware is usless, compared to free stuff out there. Mine didn't catch anything ever. So I use spyware doctor(free-picks up anything) and comodo firewall(free again) works for me.

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What edition of Norton?
by Donna Buenaventura / June 7, 2007 2:11 PM PDT

2004, 2005?
I know some users who has those old editions can be renewed.

Old edition:
When it failed.. what is the exact error message or error number?

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(NT) dad had same prob but with windows me.
by trolyy / June 7, 2007 1:57 AM PDT
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Windows ME is not supported too
by Donna Buenaventura / June 7, 2007 2:11 AM PDT

Try another antivirus solution or install the older edition of Norton Antivirus that will work with Windows ME but renew the subscription.

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