NAV won't install on XP laptop with 512MB RAM

Dell Inspiron 1150 notebook
July 9, 2011 at 05:06:01
Specs: Windows XP, 512 MB
I am tying to install Norton anti virus on one of my older laptops. My laptop is Dell inspiron 1150 with P4/XP/512MB.
Norton anti virus program requires minimum of 512MB of memory and I do have 512 MB BUT when I try to install the program it gives me a message that I only got 511 MB.
Does any body know the solution of this and how to trick the computor so that I can install the program. Since I plan to use this laptop for checking e-mails etc, I do not think its worth spending money in upgrading the memory...

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#1
July 9, 2011 at 05:21:09
Bin Noerton and use one of the many Free AV application. AVG or Avast are both good ones. There is no way you can trick the application into believing there is more memory than you have.

Any application that needs that much memory to install is far more bloated than it needs to be. You can even install Windows XP in 128 Mbs so what an application is doing asking for three times that amount is beyond comprehension.

Stuart


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#2
July 9, 2011 at 06:37:17
I agree. Norton is "bloatware" & should be avoided. There are far too many decent free anti-virus programs available these days. No one should be paying for anti-virus anymore, especially for Norton (or McAfee). Try AVG Free, AVAST! Free, or Microsoft Security Essentials.

http://www.filehippo.com/software/a...


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#3
July 9, 2011 at 08:32:22
I too agree. Norton is junk. I used to use AVG (six or eight years ago), but I find Avast to be MUCH better.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus...
(FREE edition works just fine.)

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#4
July 9, 2011 at 09:27:12
Use Avast!. All the other antivrus programs slow my computer down. COMODO is also good.

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#5
July 9, 2011 at 11:16:43
Comodo is what I use for my firewall as well.
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/...

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#6
July 9, 2011 at 12:02:23
Thanks all of you for your valuable comments... of installing free anti-virus program. I will install it accordingly.


thanks
amitabh.


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#7
July 9, 2011 at 15:53:49
".....I do have 512 MB BUT when I try to install the program it gives me a message that I only got 511 MB...."

Why did that happen ?

Some bioses report the total installed ram amount .
Your case - some bioses report the total installed ram amount minus 1mb for the conventional memory amount.

If the mboard has onboard video, and if it's being used.....

Some bioses report the total installed ram amount minus the amount of ram shared with the onboard video
Some bioses report the total installed ram amount minus 1mb for the conventional memory amount AND minus the amount of ram shared with the onboard video.

Your bios was reporting 511mb to the installation program. You can't "trick" the bios into reporting more.
If you had installed more ram the installation program would have found more than 512mb was installed.

By the way, you would probably notice an improvement in performance of Windows XP if you installed more ram


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