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Kudos0

Vista to Win 7 Upgrade and expired Norton programs

Hello, I'm kinda new here (but had an ID, so must have been here a long time ago). Thank you in advance for any direction (I did search forum, but most relevant threads were quite old)

Situation - am upgrading (Custom Install required) from Home Premium Versions of Vista (32 bit) to Win 7 (64 bit). While reviewing W7 Upgrade Advisor Report, I noticed I had some expired Norton programs (had assumed they'd be deleted when I installed next one, obviously not). I'm thinking I should cleanup this mess before starting my upgrade, and maybe get rid of other programs I never use.

Current Norton product is "Norton Security for one device). (From my "All Programs List", I found obsolete ones: a Norton File folder, Norton AntiVirus, Norton SystemWorks; all these have creation dates earlier than my current Norton Security product).

QUESTION: Is it safe to uninstall all the obsolete ones? Any special way I should do it? (Microsoft basic Control Panel Uninstall?) I'm not high tech, but am good at following directions so am trying to proceed carefully.

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Re: Vista to Win 7 Upgrade and expired Norton programs

There is no "direct" upgrade from a 32 bit version of windows to a 64 bit version.

The "custom" install will wipe everything out and your going to have to re-install all your programs anyway.  I'm also pretty sure all your data, settings, and user files will be lost as well so you need to backup all your stuff before the upgrade.

Sorry about that,

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Vista to Win 7 Upgrade and expired Norton programs

Thanks Dave, I did realize I would have to do a "custom" install, and I'd have to backup all my files (which I've done and verified). Just hadn't gotten far enough along that path to realize that went for programs as well (like I said, I'm learning here). Too bad I bought the 64 bit Win 7 version, don't remember why but I do remember I exchanged the 32 bit for that after reading something about it being better for my configuration. They say old people should work on puzzles to keep their minds active, I find daily life with home technology is more than enough challenge.

So ... I'll have to work my way through online tutorials to figure out step-by-step how to do the custom install without obtaining a virus along the way. And guess there's no point to deleting obsolete programs before starting. Thanks again

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Vista to Win 7 Upgrade and expired Norton programs

Hello

The first thing I would install after you have Windows 7 installed is your Norton Security program so that it can protect you while you are getting your windows updates and installing your other programs.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Vista to Win 7 Upgrade and expired Norton programs

Thank you,  Flopot, good advice

So my install order will be

Win 7, then Norton Security (and update that), then update Win 7 and continue on from there.

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