Can I install Norton Internet Security 2007

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  1. Bucket

    Bucket Registered Member

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    I tried searching for this problem and couldn't find anything. I have an unopened box of Norton Internet Security 2007. Can I still register and receive updates for this product, even though the 2008 version is now being sold. I don't want to open the box and find out the keys are not good. I still have time to return it. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Coolio10

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    I am sure you can use 2007 keys in 2008 but wait for midway40 as he knows everything about norton.
     
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    Yes Bucket, you can use 2007 as long as it was never activated. And you can use the key to upgrade to 2008 if you wish.
     
  4. Bucket

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    Thank you both for your help. I'll try to update to the 2008 version after I have installed the 2007 version and tested it out.
     
  5. midway40

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    You're welcome :)

    NIS '08 is faster than '07 as you will probably notice going from one to the other.
     
  6. EliteKiller

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    You should also be able to install the NIS 2008 trial first, then use your 2007 key to activate it.
     
  7. starter15

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    i dont know too much about antivirus software. does NIS 2008 use the same engine as norton 360? i just bought 360 today, ive heard really great things about NIS 2008 and now im thinking i should have got that instead if it is indeed different under the hood.
     
  8. Zombini

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    Thats what I would do. There is no need to install NIS2007 activate and then install NIS2008. You can go to NIS2008 directly. That is fully supported by symantec.
     
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    According to 360 reviews on PC Mag and CNET, it uses the NAV2007 engine.
     
  10. Bucket

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    Thanks Elitekiller and Zombini. I was waiting till the weekend to install the software. I guess there is no point in even using the cd, I will download the 2008 trial version then use the 2007 key. It is pretty refreshing that symantec is allowing me to install the 2008 version with a 2007 key.
     
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