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32bit - 64bit, program transfers?

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November 16, 2008 3:54:23 PM

I just completed my first PC Build. I am using Vista64.

I am trying to install a Security program that was on my XP Machine.

After transferring all the files to my new Vista machine I unzipped the 3 files using WinRar.

When I started to begin the install I recieved this error message...

Symantec AntiVirus Client Installer Information
The win32 version of the installer can't install Symantec Client Security on a 64 bit OS.

Does anyone know a work around? Or am I screwed?

I will also post this in the Software/Security Forum
November 16, 2008 4:16:30 PM

Sounds like you need a 64 bit version of Symatec. Some 32 bit security software will not run on 64. I don't think the current version cares but an older version might.

Either that or you could try running the installer 'as administrator' but I doybt it.
November 16, 2008 4:26:23 PM

I ran it as Admin, didn't do anything. If I need the 64 bit version I am guessing I have to purchase that. It isn't as simple as a free upgrade or anything like that?
November 16, 2008 5:28:34 PM

jessegibson said:
I ran it as Admin, didn't do anything. If I need the 64 bit version I am guessing I have to purchase that. It isn't as simple as a free upgrade or anything like that?

I have no idea about upgrading.

If you don't want to spend $ you could try either Avast or AVG, both have free 64 bit versions IIRC.
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