Software piracy has driven some software makers to include draconian protections on their products that can sometimes make it hard for legal purchasers to properly install them. Whether the install process is straightforward or if, as with many games, you are required to take extra steps such as removing any copying tools you may have on your machine, there is one constant to the process -- the product key. That's the hard-to-read, long number included on box software that must be entered correctly before any new install will work properly. This key allows the licensee of the software -- you -- to use the software on that computer for the period of the license. Thankfully, Norton 360 grants three licenses per purchase, so installing it on the other machines in your house is a snap.
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- Norton 360
Install your new copy of Norton 360 on the first machine and enter the product key when prompted. Follow the installation instructions, and don't remove the start-up disk until the install is complete.
Go to each of the two other allowed computers and repeat these steps.
Uninstall Norton 360 from one machine if you have reached the maximum number of licenses and you wish to protect a different computer. Use the Add/Remove Programs function in the Windows control panel and find Norton 360 in the list. Select it and click "remove." Select "remove all" to confirm the uninstall and click next on the "subscription period warning" prompt. Restart the computer.
Purchase additional licenses if you wish to protect more than the originally outlined number of computers. Licenses can be bought in packs or one at a time from Symantec, and they come with a new product key. Use the new key (not the original key) for additional installations.
Open Norton 360 and go to "My Account." Select "Protect Additional PCs." That will direct you to the Symantec page where you can follow the instructions to buy your new licenses.
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