Author Topic: upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering  (Read 3435 times)

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upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering
« on: May 24, 2010, 02:15:47 AM »
I've downloaded 5.0. Is is supposed to uninstall 4.8? How do I register the FREE avast 5.0 without going through those stupid not-so-free offers? Help anyone?

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Re: upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 02:31:00 AM »
Just install 5.x, it will take care of 4.8
In the settings you can convert the 4.8 key to a 5.x license file
Or you just get the license file from the website.

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Re: upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 02:37:46 AM »
But I still have 4.8 even though I supposedly downloaded 5.0. Where in settings do you convert the license key or where on the Web site? Thanks.

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Re: upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 02:52:52 AM »
Downloading is not the same as installing.
Please read the FAQ

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Re: upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 02:55:15 AM »
Click on Maintenance, than Registration for online registering.
1) Open Avast.
2) Click on "Maintenance" then "Registration".
3) Fill out the form for your license key and click "Submit".

When the time is about to expire you will receive a popup notice to register it again.
Note that you will also need to do steps above if you ever need to reinstall the program.
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Re: upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 06:26:46 AM »
I thought the license key was supposed to be e-mailed. Sorry, but I'm not find any of this. Is there a phone number for support?

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Re: upgrading from avast 4.8 to 5.0, registering
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 09:35:50 AM »
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