Norton Utilities 5.0 for Win2K

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What do people think of Norton Utilities 5.0? I'm running Win2k on a high end Athlon system.
Are there any must have features with this product or just a bunch of "nice to have" features that hog system resources?
 

CALV

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I personally dont use norton utilities/crashguard or anything like that, I find them to do more harm than good (I DO use norton AV tho).


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I don't care much for it in Win2k. The only part of the program that I like is the AntiVirus, and there are other similar programs that work just as well.

The last time I used the utilities package in Win2k, it caused nearly every program I wanted to install to display an error message stating that the 16 bit information in the Registry was corrupted. The only way I could install a program was with the compatibility tool .. and that didn't always work either. I finally found the Registry Key that Norton had created, and deleted it ... which solved the program. But it caused me problems for a couple of weeks before I found the Key, and the documentation was not on the Symantec database, but a random mention on an enthusiast's site.

That was the end of Norton for me, at least, in Win2k.

I think Win2k is much faster without it, and I'd recommend that you give it a pass.

Toejam31

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