- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Since October 31, 2013, Windows 7 is no longer available in retail (except for the Professional edition preinstalled):
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. It is only available in a 32-bit version and does not include the Windows Aero theme. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict users of this edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.This edition was available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses.
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Basic was available in "emerging markets", in 141 different countries. Some Windows Aero options are excluded along with several new features. Home Basic, along with other editions sold in emerging markets, include geographical activation restriction, which requires users to activate Windows within a certain region or country.
Windows 7 Home Premium
This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment, such as Windows Media Center, Windows Aero and multi-touch support.
Windows 7 Professional
This edition is targeted towards enthusiasts and small-business users. It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium, and adds the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain. Additional features include support for up to 192 GB of Random-access memory (increased from 16 GB), operating as a Remote Desktop server, location aware printing, backup to a network location, Encrypting File System, Presentation Mode, Software Restriction Policies (but not the extra management features of AppLocker) and Windows XP Mode.
Windows 7 Enterprise
This edition targeted the enterprise segment of the market and was sold through volume licensing to companies which have a Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface(MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIXapplication support. Not available through retail or OEMchannels, this edition is distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the operating of diskless nodes (diskless PCs) and activation via VLK.
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike the Enterprise edition, it was available to home users on an individual license basis. Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users are able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so. Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition does not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features as Microsoft had stated.
All editions will receive Mainstream Support (new features and bug fixes) until January 2015 and Extended Support (security updates) until January 2020.
A registered version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will display partial licensing information. An unregistered version will show a "Purchase" button and a "Register" or "Activate" button near the bottom of the product. To register and unlock the PRO features successfully: For activation you need internet connection. Locate the ID and Key in the box-CD-card or from your order confirmation email. Click on the "Register" or "Activate" button. Write EXACTLY like they are (or Copy and paste from email) the product ID and Key into the text fields. Click on the "Register" or "Activate" button under the text fields. Available check boxes:Enable protection module: This option will enable the realtime Protection Module immediately upon successful registration. Keep protection up-to-date automatically: This option will automatically create a daily update entry in the Scheduler to keep protection up-to-date upon successful registration. Note: In our license info (ID and Key) we don't use the letter O , only the number 0
iKaspersky Anti-Virus 2010
It is recommended to close all applications before the installation. Before you begin to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 on your computer, make sure that you have removed (uninstalled) your previous antivirus software.
If you are installing using the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 CD, please skip to Step 2. If you have purchased your software online, follow Step 1 to download it.
Click the download link provided in your order email to begin the download process. You will be asked to Run, Save or Cancel the download. Click Save.
The web browser will ask you where to save the file. Select where you want to locate the file and click the Save button.
The download process will begin, and depending on the speed of your Internet connection can take up to an hour.
When the download completes, click Run.
You may receive a warning that the publisher could not be verified. Click Run.
Step 2 - Install Process:
You will briefly see the install process copy the installation files to your computer. Wait for the process to finish.
The install process will check if there is a newer version online and download it if needed.
Wait a few seconds. The Setup Wizard will open.
In the welcome window of the Setup Wizard you can choose one of the following types of installation:
Express installation - full program installation with recommended by Kaspersky Lab experts settings (Custom installation in the left lower corner is not checked).
Custom installation - installation with the possibility to choose which program features to install (Custom installation in the left lower corner is checked). You will be able also to activate the application by special wizard. It is recommended for advanced users.
In order to start the Express installation click the Next button.
Read the license agreement. If you agree with all the terms, then click the I agree button. The installation continues. In order to stop the installation click Cancel.
The Setup Wizard offers to participate in Kaspersky Security Network. If you participate in the program, then Kaspersky Lab will receive information about new threats, detected on your computer, system information and send unique identification which is specified for your computer by Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Your personal data is not collected. Read the Data Collection Statement about using Kaspersky Security Network. If you agree with all the terms, check I accept the terms of participation in Kaspersky Security Network. Click the Install button. The installation continues.
The install process copies files and adds registry values. Wait until the process completes.
You may see the following notification from the Windows Security Center that there are problems with your computer:
This is normal and will automatically resolve itself after the process completes. The Windows Security Center messages will go away when Kaspersky Anti-Virus will be updated and have the latest databases. Step 3 - Configuration Wizard:
Having copied the files the Setup Wizard offers to activate Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010. You will be offered the following options of activation:
Activate commercial license - a 20-digit activation code should be entered (e.g. XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX). Your computer should be connected to the Internet to activate the product. The Setup Wizard will download and install a key file automatically.
Activate trial license. The Setup Wizard will download and install a key file which is 30 days valid. Your computer should be connected to the Internet to activate the product. Trial version is fully-functioning, however when a trial period expires the anti-virus databases will not be updated.
If the option Activate trial license is missed, it means the trial version a) was already installed or b) is installed now.
Activate later. If you choose this option, the Kaspersky Anti-Virus activation stage will be skipped. The application will be installed on your computer, all its options will be available to you, except for the update.
In order to activate a commercial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus2010, perform the following actions:
select Activate commercial license.
In the field Enter the activation code enter the activation code you obtained when purchasing the license. An activation code should be entered from the keyboard in Latin ONLY without any hyphens. The program calculates the number of entered symbols and automatically adds a hyphen where necessary.
If you are not asked to activate, the wizard has detected your existing valid license.
The Setup Wizard will connect with the Kaspersky Lab server and will download a license key file. Please, wait while the wizard activates your Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010.
After the license is activated, you will see the License type and Expiration date. Click Next.
The installation and activation processes are now complete. Click Finish to open Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010.
You don't want to activate these programs !!
Go to another computer and burn to a flash drive malwarebytes and run on infected computer. You may need to rename the mbam.exe file to something else. Also try norman malware remover or sdfix (bleepingcomputer.com)
The answer to the question varies according to the program and it's registration process. Some software requires registration and can only be installed on one system without requiring additional licensing fees, others do not.
Example: Microsoft Office 2007 retail edition can be installed on 2 systems (One Desktop, One Portable) without encountering additional fees.
Some programs will install and will later require activation to maintain full functionality. Some programs require you uninstall the application on the 1st system before installing on the next system.
Aside from trial and error, your best bet is to contact the program vendor directly and find out what your license entitles you to do with the product.
1-1 Make sure that your computer has the necessary system requirements.
* Windows XP Home Edition/Professional
* Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit) Home basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Starter Edition
* 300 MHz or higher processor
* 256MB RAM
* 180MB of available hard disk space
1-2 Remove any other antivirus programs that you currently have installed.
To remove them, click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove
programs. In the list of current installed programs, click other
antivirus or firewall programs, and then click Remove.
1-3 Make sure that you can connect to the Internet, then close that window.
1-4 Close all open programs on your computer.
2. Installing and activating Norton AntiVirus
2-1 Do one of the following:
If you install from a CD, insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
If you downloaded your copy of Norton AntiVirus, double-click the file that you downloaded.
2-2 In the opening panel, click Install Norton AntiVirus.
2-3 Read the License Agreement, type your Product Key if prompted, and then click I Agree.
If you do not accept the License Agreement, you cannot continue the installation.
2-4 In the Installation Options panel, review the options, and then click Next.
2-5 In the Pre-Install Scan panel, click Start Scan.
The scan takes a few minutes.
2-6 In the Installation Confirmation panel, click Next.
2-7 In the Activation panel, wait for the progress bar to stop, and then click Next.
2-8 If the Norton Account panel appears, do one of the following:
* If you currently have a Norton account, complete the Sign in to an existing Norton Account section.
* If you want to create a new Norton Account, complete the Create a Norton Account section.
2-9 Click Next.
2-10 In the Norton AntiVirus Installation Complete panel, review your subscription details, and then click Finish.
2-11 In the Welcome to LiveUpdate panel, click Next to begin checking for the latest product updates.
2-12 On the next LiveUpdate panel, review the list of available updates, and then click Next to begin the updates.
This process takes a few minutes.
2-13 On the final LiveUpdate panel, click Finish.
A system scan begins automatically. When the scan is complete, the Norton AntiVirus main window opens.