Welcome to those of you who were selected to test the beta release of Norton 2012. I need to start by offering an apology for the delay in getting this test under way - you'll be aware that we recently re-launched our website, and frankly we've all been pretty busy dealing with the inevitable glitches and tweaks.
We're finally ready to go however, so let's make a start.
All of you should have downloaded and installed the software, and you have probably had a chance to try it out. What we would like to know in this thread is how the installation went. If you encountered any installation problems please post about them here. Do not post on any other aspects of the software, and please do not start your own thread. Experience has shown that the test will work better if we all step through the various scenarios together.
Once we have the installation situation covered we'll start a new thread in which we will investigate performance.
Thank you for the feedback everyone - it looks as if the downloads and installs went smoothly enough.
I'll leave this thread open for a few hours longer, in case there are any late-comers still to post, and then we'll move on to the next aspect of the evaluation process. We'll do it in a separate thread, so watch for that.
Like ajm I`ve taken the opportunity to restore my Vista 32 bit to factory settings and added all the essential programs and updates back to create a "Perfect" machine. Then taken an Acronis image to restore to in the future.
Using the downloader this took about 20 minutes including the removal of Avast antivirus. No issues and NIS 2012 then continued to auto update. This caused a popout window from the notification area which commented the antimalware had been disabled – a bit disconcerting because nothing was actually wrong here!
No real issues and I`m keeping a log with screenshots to help me later.