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Restoring factory settings and my Norton

I want to wipe my laptop clean and start a fresh but wanted to know weather if I do this the Norton I have just installed (1 yr subcription) will this not install again on the same machine using the setup.exe I have located in my files? Or will this get rid of it and I have lost Norton?

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If you still have the download or the CD from Norton, you can usually just give them a call and they can help you to renew it once you have reinstalled windows. It's a pretty common thing.

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