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Kudos0

Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Hi there:

I will finally be migrating to Windows 10 Pro and I wonder which product is going to be the best solution for me.

Currently, I have both NIS and NSBU. Looking at many of the threads here, it appears to be a toss-up.

So that's my dilemma.

Any useful comments would be welcome!

TIA,

Earthnet :)

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."
Labels: Windows 10

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Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Functionally, they are almost identical.  The only difference is the backup feature of NSBU.  NSBU may have more available seats depending on your location and the license you acquired.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

I'd also suggest a separate back up on an external disc/usb stick, as Norton's Back Up feature can be temperamental, and always good to have an alternative.

Just my 2C worth.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Thanks for the replies.

If NIS and NS are so similar, why have two different products?

Which is better for Windows 10, or is it a draw?

I think that I am missing something here, lol. :)

@F 4 E - What exactly are we backing up? ;)

Cheers! :)

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

They are the same. NIS and N360 are older products that may be fazed out eventually, but for now they have been updated to be the same as NS and NSBU.  The only difference is the name.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

@Earthnet 

@F 4 E - What exactly are we backing up? ;)

This will give you some background on the Back Up feature.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/au/home/current/solutions/kb20090701164...

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Almost done, thank you!

What would you suggest that I put on the new W10 Pro computer - NIS or NSBU? I don't need the backup.

Just would like some more opinions on this. Everyone has their own preference.

Thanks! :)

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."
Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

I would only be repeating myself so I will leave it to someone else.

Good luck!

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

As Krusty13 said-------------- NSBU may have more available seats depending on your location and the license you acquired.

I have Norton Security with backup as that gave me 10 seats, but I don't use the Norton Backup feature, so your best bet is to pick the product that suits you best.

Call up the Norton product page in your region, and then you can compare features.

Windows 10 Home X 64
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Kudos0 Stats

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Well...

I found this:

https://us.norton.com/norton-security-antivirus

So the real difference is bells and whistles. I will ask Customer Service to convert my existing NIS to NS as a courtesy.

Symantec should automatically migrate people who still have unused NIS licenses to the new product, IMO.

Cheers. :)

"Every day is just another increment on the bell curve of life."
Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Do you still have unused NIS product keys? You may be able to have support use any unused keys, (not unused activations on an existing key), to activate a NS product subscription.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Hello Earthnet

Please remember to check for any free trial of a security program. If one exists, please remove it thoroughly using the removal tool from the other vendor and then restart your computer. It would also be a good idea to disable Fast Startup to avoid future problems. Enjoy your new computer.

Have a Good Night and

Thanks.

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: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Have NSBU installed on only -2- PC's, it claims in My Account I have -10-allowed, but upon installing PC Laptop, or other device, it claims..."No More Seats" available....what gives...? Have been run in circles by Support, Nobody knows Nothing...just transferred while with support by rude Indian People, to multiple times, then they hang up....! What is your Problem Norton...?
Kudos0

Re: Which is better for Win 10 Pro - NIS or NSBU?

Did you purchase a new NSBU subscription and enter the new product key into your computers? If your computers are still using the old NIS activation, that could explain why you see no more seats left.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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