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Offline Bellzemos

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I'm moving to 64-bit OS
« on: January 31, 2011, 10:21:43 PM »
Hello fellow Avasters!  :)

I'm buying a new laptop soon and I'll be running Windows 7 64-bit OS on it. So, as I understand there is no 64-bit version of Avast but that 32-bit version works good just the same on 64-bit OS (except for the boot scan). Is it possible for me to somehow copy all my Avast settings from my old 32-bit Windows XP desktop to the new laptop so that I won't have to set everything again manually? How do I do this so that it will be done right?

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Re: I'm moving to 64-bit OS
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 10:23:44 PM »
Hello fellow Avasters!  :)

I'm buying a new laptop soon and I'll be running Windows 7 64-bit OS on it. So, as I understand there is no 64-bit version of Avast but that 32-bit version works good just the same on 64-bit OS (except for the boot scan). Is it possible for me to somehow copy all my Avast settings from my old 32-bit Windows XP desktop to the new laptop so that I won't have to set everything again manually? How do I do this so that it will be done right?

Thank you!
There is no need Avast! Boot Time Scan Works On 64-bit in 5.1 :D
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Re: I'm moving to 64-bit OS
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 10:53:40 PM »
That's great, I didn't know! Can you tell me how do I "move" my Avast settings from my old PC to my new 64-bit one? And by the way, are there any plans for 64-bit Avast in the future? Thank you! :)
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Re: I'm moving to 64-bit OS
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 10:55:16 PM »
There is no need Avast! Boot Time Scan Works On 64-bit in 5.1 :D
And V6.0 8)

You can backup avast5.ini it will be stored in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\AVAST Software\Avast

There is no need for 64-bit avast!

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Re: I'm moving to 64-bit OS
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 02:55:00 AM »
You can backup avast5.ini it will be stored in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\AVAST Software\Avast

So I can replace the default avast5.ini ony my Win7 64-bit laptop with the old avast5.ini from my XP 32-bit desktop? Will this work OK even if there's such a difference in the computers and OS? Thank you!
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Re: I'm moving to 64-bit OS
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 06:28:18 AM »
Preferably i would set up fresh, only takes a few moment's to adjust any setting's in avast.
Dont forget to thoroughly delet the factory installed av then run the product's removal tool as well.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2011, 06:31:05 AM by craigb »

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Re: I'm moving to 64-bit OS
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 01:51:59 PM »
Preferably i would set up fresh, only takes a few moment's to adjust any setting's in avast.
+1

It is a good review of what you need to change and I find the defaults quite good.