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Symantec records the date you install their product somewhere on your computer. If you uninstall the software, then reinstall it at a later date it still uses the first date installed.

I have reformatted the hard drive and the reinstalled a symantec product to find the begin date changed to the date of the second installation.

Where in the registry or other location does symantec write that data.

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Post by Gogeta70 »

Well, that's the thing. You're not supposed to know. But if you do want to know, find a file comparison program, and dump the registry to a txt file or a .reg file before installing symantec (that means you'll need to reformat again), then dump the registry AFTER installing it, and then compare it using the program, and find all the differences. I believe MS-DOS has a file comparison function, but i don't use it, so i don't know much about it.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It works on my machine...

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in the download section (useful programs) you can find RegSnap, you can create registry snapshots and compare them. but it will be surely not that easy to find the registry entry for the date because Norton will add a lot of other entries too.... :wink:

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