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Beta Testing


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Forum Editor

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to the Norton 360 beta forum. If you're one of our team of beta testers you should by now have the test software safely installed on your computer from the download link I sent you recently.

As soon as you have Norton 360 running on your machine please post in this thread to tell us how your download and installation went. We're keen to know about any difficulties before we proceed further.

Please don't start new threads of your own - it will confuse the process. Once everyone has reported on a successful (or otherwise) installation we'll move on in a new thread.

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Condom

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I'm off to the airport in 2 hours. I will join you good people on Friday (Far East time). It looks like downloading and installation will not be a problem. I just hope my PC starts up OK after lying idle for 6 months.

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WhiteTruckMan

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and in less than 10 minutes for install. No problems but a few issues I'd like to bring up. I'd like to mention them as they arise rather than at the end.

I'm using an old spare machine(so no loss in even of a catastrophic failure) that originally had norton internet security 2005 on it at the time of my responding to this. Ok, long out of date but I kept it up by manually installing updates. However, I got especially frustrated with it recently, ripped it out and as a temporary measure installed the old ntlnetguard that I had lying around. This still works and installs just fine. Its so good that its still up and running with 360 doing its thing as well. Dont know how this will effect performance yet, but so far 360 has had to ask permission to access the net. I'm not going to refuse it anything, just going to see where it will go. But there was nothing in the installation that prompted me about other AV products.

Incidentally, although I am deliberately trying to approach this with a lack of knowledge, i.e. an idiot, am I the only one who created a restore point before embarkin on this? (apart from backing up files?)

WTM

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I am Spartacus

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Just got my system working again (2 failed hard drives, one of which when connected was causing the other drives to be invisible).

I reloaded the image that I took before I'd installed Norton and then installed Norton again. It took less than 2 minutes to install and this time I wasn't asked to set up Identity Safe. The updates also worked fine first time.

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recap

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Sorry for the delay FE.

Having problems with my spare desktop PC's. The one I was going to use will not turn on, so I tried a new power pack with no luck.

I am at the moment configuring another PC I haven't used for a couple of year which is running Windows 2000 Pro.

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Forum Editor

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but there are still a lot of missing persons. We'll leave this thread running for their installation reactions, assuming they'll come along at some point, and we'll move on with a brand new thread.

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WhiteTruckMan

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are we all going to be given tasks to do, and go off to do or figure out how to, then report back? Or do we just tootle off on our own to do whatever we please? (I like that word:tootle) Or something else entirely?

And when do we all get shipped off to a sunny mediterranean poolside where we can sip cool drinks in a civilised manner and discuss whatever problems came up? My bags already packed, just waiting for the official get go.

WTM

(first time beta testing)

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tullie

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Think we should just follow FEs instructions.

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Forum Editor

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Just run your life as usual. I'll post threads from time to time, with invitations for you to comment on specifics, then, after a few days I'll round things off with a final 'any other business' thread, in which you can raise anything at all that hasn't been covered in the previous threads.

Beta panel forums have to have a structure about them, otherwise everyone starts commenting about this or that, and others respond, and before you know what's happening you have a chaotic jumble of discussions about all kinds of things, and it's difficult to spot common problems.

Please feel free to tootle off and do whatever you please, but avoid starting a thread about anything. Pass on your observations in the threads as they arise.

There'll be no sunny poolside discussions on this occasion I'm afraid; beta testing can get pretty boring at times, especially if the software release is a good one. You decide whether that's the case in this instance.

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recap

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Having to bight the bullet and load it up on my latest laptop after I uninstall Kaspersky. Will report back in due course.

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recap

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Finally got it installed not Norton's fault.

The only slight hiccup with the install which I don't think is a real problem, and that was when setting up an account. Selecting the security question froze and I had to redo the account settings. Other than that it was a smooth and quick install.

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