Norton Antivirus 2006 and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Crazey Davey, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Crazey Davey

    Crazey Davey Guest

    If i am planning to upgrade windows xp to windows vista will i be able to
    have norton antivrius on windows xp and the vista compatible AVG on windows
    vista or will i have to remove norton to allow AVG to work.

    Also after i have installed Vista, each time i start my computer will i have
    the choice to boot vista or xp?

    Help greatly appreciated thanks.
    Crazey Davey, Oct 21, 2006
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  2. If you "upgrade windows xp to windows vista" you will no longer have Windows
    XP, so the answers to your questions are, not relevant and no, respectively.
    Additionally, you will have to remove Norton and any other program from XP
    before you upgrade to Vista.

    As a caution, Vista in any of its current versions is not meant for a
    computer you rely upon because it is not a final product, still has some
    quirks and bugs, has no official support from Microsoft, many hardware
    manufacturers and software vendors products will not work with Vista and it
    will stop working after the end of May, 2007 with no chance of upgrading
    again to the retail product.

    Perhaps, if you want to test Vista RC's, you should do some research online
    and investigate "dual-boot" installations.

    Good Luck!

    Mark D. VandenBerg, Oct 21, 2006
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  3. Crazey Davey

    Spirefm Guest

    To add to what Mark said. If you have a spare partition with at least 20GB
    you can do a Clean Install of Vista to that partition. Then you would have a
    dual-boot system and yes you could retain Norton on the XP partition and use
    AVG on Vista.
    Spirefm, Oct 21, 2006
  4. Crazey Davey

    xfile Guest

    For what I've learned, the current version of NIS 2006 and NIS 2007 are not
    compatible with Vista, but Symantec is working on it as many other
    anti-virus software providers.

    I'm not sure about NIS 2006 or Anti-virus 2006 but I did read from
    Symantec's site for an update will be available when Vista is being

    You may check with their technical support or web site for additional update
    information about 2006 version.

    Hope this helps.
    xfile, Oct 24, 2006
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