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Offline ziggyzag

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Avast 4.8 free home edition
« on: June 06, 2008, 06:39:18 PM »
Hi there, first time on the forum,
i have Avast 4.8 free edition  installed on my desktop PC running windows XP.
Can i also install the same programme on my laptop running vista, if i can whats the best way of installing it, can i download onto laptop and use the same reg key i got with my desktop PC or is there another way. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 06:48:23 PM »
you can use the same installation file or download it again - like you want...

but you have to use a new key, because it's not allowed to use one key on more computers...
just register a new one!

download:
http://avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

registration:
http://avast.com/eng/home-registration.php

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 07:38:50 PM »
You can use the same key ziggyzag!

From the FAQ - http://avast.com/eng/faq-registration-license.html#idt_6920

Q: I have "avast! 4 Home" installed on my home computers and have entered the same license key on all of them. Does using the same license key on more than one computer harm the avast! functionality or updating capabilities in any way?

A: No, it doesn't. The registration of "avast! 4 Home" is implemented due to processing statistics. The same license key on more computers (provided they are used for non-commercial purposes and in home use only) doesn't harm the avast! functionality or ability to update in any way.
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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 07:44:14 PM »
but you have to use a new key, because it's not allowed to use one key on more computers... just register a new one!
No, if the computer is Home and non-commercial, you can use the same key and the same email address to receive it.

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Offline ziggyzag

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 08:10:34 PM »
Hi there
Thanks for all your feedback, downloaded the product again and have been sent a new reg key, have now installed on laptop all seems ok.
Thanks again

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2008, 09:22:49 PM »
Hello,
I'm back again, as mentioned in last posting i have got the new reg key, when i entered the number its giving me an error message saying invalid code i have checked and entered it 3 times with no luck, the email say copy and paste into box but i have had to type it in as i am retrieving mail from my desktop and typing it into the laptop as i have not sorted out the email on laptop yet, so i would again be grateful for any help

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 09:43:23 PM »
See the tutorial:  http://www.avast.com/files/tutorials/insert_key.htm
Please take a look here: http://www.avast.com/eng/faq-invalid-license-number.html

Is your system date/time correct?
Are you sure you do not include the 'last blank space' in the paragraph while copying & pasting?

Maybe you could copy, save a text file into a floppy or USB stick and open it in the other computer.
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Offline ziggyzag

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008, 10:36:23 PM »
Thanks Tech, i will give it a try.

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008, 10:57:50 PM »
Hello again,
Tried the links and checked the date, still not working, as for text files i would not know where to start, maybe you could explain.
Thanks

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2008, 12:35:26 AM »
 :-[ oh sorry for the wrong info!
Thought it would be like the pro-version...

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Re: Avast 4.8 free home edition
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2008, 01:32:03 AM »
but you have to use a new key, because it's not allowed to use one key on more computers... just register a new one!
No, if the computer is Home and non-commercial, you can use the same key and the same email address to receive it.

Oops, Bluesman was faster...
Phew! Had me scared. Have it on 4 computers. :)
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