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Randy03p

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still shows I have home version,
« on: July 20, 2005, 07:28:41 PM »
I installed the home version and then i decided i wanted the pro version, i downloaded it but it still shows I have home version, should I have uni-stalled before the pro version?

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Re: still shows I have home version,
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005, 07:47:52 PM »
Depends on the license key.
So you want to take this path: REGISTERED Home -> TRIAL Pro?
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Randy03p

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Re: still shows I have home version,
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005, 08:01:44 PM »
Thanks for the reply, I have already put the REGISTERED key in for the home version, I liked it so good I thought I would go with the pro version,

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Re: still shows I have home version,
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005, 08:54:29 PM »
Just not sure if I need to unistall the home version?

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Re: still shows I have home version,
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2005, 01:17:51 AM »
No need to uninstall the home version, just buy the license for the pro version and put in the key. Avast will update itself to the pro version.

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Re: still shows I have home version,
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2005, 03:04:24 AM »
Thanks for the info, before I received your advice i unistalled the home version and installed the pro, it worked great! I love it, I just heard McAfee upgraded to a 10.0.21 today and is now compatible with the 64 bit windows, well I am hooked now with Avast, so has anyone had Mcafee and switched to Avast?

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Re: still shows I have home version,
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005, 01:21:01 PM »
Take a good look in here:

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=15054.msg127074#msg127074

Quote by Tom Mainelli, PC World, Thursday, July 14, 2005
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It turns out the Czech company Alwil Software offers a 64-bit version of its Avast 4 antivirus software. Even better: It's a free download for home users. I haven't tried it yet, but the readers who suggested it to me seem to like it.

I asked Alwil Program Manager Ondrej Vlcek to elaborate on his company's free product, and the fact that Avast has gone to 64-bit before anybody else. He explains: "Porting a system tool to Windows x64 mainly means porting its kernel-mode components (i.e. device drivers). This is because legacy 32-bit device drivers don't run on this new platform. The engine itself can be 32-bit, and actually is better to be 32-bit as 99.9 percent of today's malware is still 32-bit (i.e. not 64-bit) and that's what we're trying to cover. That doesn't mean we don't detect 64-bit malware, though. It's just that there's no point of creating a plain 64-bit AV solution (with no 32-bit parts) yet."

So... enough said I believe...  ;D

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