NOD disk vs. online purchase

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by razorboy, Feb 28, 2011.

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  1. razorboy

    razorboy Registered Member

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    If one receives a NOD32 retail packaged disk, and there is no CD drive in the netbook with which to install, is there a printed license/authorization # in the package with which to authorize the already-installed trial version, or is that data only on the disk?

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    The CD/retail packaging comes with an "activation code" - you enter that code, along with your personal details at the ESET website:

    http://www.eset.com/activate/

    Once activated, you are given the license username and password - those can be used to convert your trial to a full version, and to download upgrades and updates from the ESET website in future.

    In a connected world, as long as you keep your username/password safe, the CD and the boxed version are just going to collect dusk - I never keep them any more - but - boxed versions cost MORE than the download - if you haven't already bought, just buy the electronic license!
     
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    Thank you. the central point is: the activation code is on the paperwork, not just on the disk, yes?

    [NOD happens to be on sale locally, boxed.]
     
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    yes - it should be inside the box - not on the CD itself, as every CD would have to be different. All the retail boxed versions I have seen have an activation code on/in the box.
     
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    Thanks again. I bought two; one for a friend.
     
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