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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials 64bit

18 May 2013   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials 64bit

I am about to build a new desktop PC that I intend to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Is there a 64 bit Microsoft Security Essentials to use?

Thanks for any info.


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18 May 2013   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Here is a MS link where you can choose the Language and OS Version for the download.
Download Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Hope this helps,
David
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18 May 2013   #3
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks much, I had not been able to find that page.
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18 May 2013   #4
techtitan100

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

you could have also tried Windows Update, it would have been in the optional updates as well
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18 May 2013   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

@huffman - You're welcome.

@techtitan100
Windows Update does not offer updates for Security Essentials on systems where Security Essentials is not already installed.
If it was offered as an optional update, it would probably cause a lot of problems.
Some people might install it when they are using another Anti Virus program...

Maybe it gets offered on systems where there is NO AV installed, I don't know for sure.
I've never run a system without an AV program.
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20 May 2013   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

MSE is available on Microsoft Update, which is the opt-in portion of Windows Update and it is only offered if no Anti-Virus is detected in Security Center.
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21 May 2013   #7
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have using Windows 7 since it first came out and I have never seen MSE offered in either the Important updates or Optional Updates.

Granted I have only used the 32 bit version of windows 7 and this will be the first time I have used the 64 bit version it may be there.
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21 May 2013   #8
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Did you opt into Microsoft Update?
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21 May 2013   #9
techtitan100

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

that is wierd because Security Essentials was released in September 2009, it should have been optional when Windows 7 first came out
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21 May 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials is a option and option only. This is done to keep Microsoft out of court.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tials-download
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