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Windows 7: Is it possible to use my antivirus after formatting the computer

18 May 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Is it possible to use my antivirus after formatting the computer

I'm thinking of formatting my computer and re-installing the Windows 7 again, I'm wondering if any one knows a way that i can use my antivirus again, i still have 6 months before it expires...
when i bought the software , it was licensed for 3 PCs, I got one and other two friends got the two remining licenses ..

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18 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64

What Antivirus and what version of it are you planning to run on Win 7 ??
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18 May 2013   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

You should have a activation key that your AV gave you when you purchased the subscription or bought the software. Contact the AV company & explain what you plan to do & that you have 6 months remaining. They will tell you if there is anything special you have to do to re-activate it on the new install. Some AV companies have this procedure listed in the FAQ's on their website.
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19 May 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks for the reply, Yes I will contact the company to ask them about it
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