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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials


08 Feb 2011   #1
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials

I have been using MSE for some months on a Win 7 Pro x64 system.

Lately when I have tried to upgrade the computer connects and says its downloading and then gives me an error message saying the upgrade failed.

this morning MSE popped up a message windows saying that there was an upgrade available and Win 7 asked me if I wanted to allow it to make changes, etc., but when I said "yes," I got the same sequence and error message.

Anyone know what that's all about?


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08 Feb 2011   #2
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
I have been using MSE for some months on a Win 7 Pro x64 system.

Lately when I have tried to upgrade the computer connects and says its downloading and then gives me an error message saying the upgrade failed.

this morning MSE popped up a message windows saying that there was an upgrade available and Win 7 asked me if I wanted to allow it to make changes, etc., but when I said "yes," I got the same sequence and error message.

Anyone know what that's all about?
Instead of upgrading download the whole 2.0 package and install.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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08 Feb 2011   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1 Victek

When the update came out I tried the updater and had the same problem with it.
I uninstalled the old MSE before installing the new.

Mike
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08 Feb 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Instead of upgrading download the whole 2.0 package and install.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
This is exactly how I did it as well.
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08 Feb 2011   #5
kelvinwgr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS
 
 

Hi,

I have encountered a different issue but I would just like to share.

I downloaded the setup file for MSE from my office laptop and went home to install on my home laptop. Its prompts "this is a 32-bits installation. installation canceled".

So I re-visit the web to download again and managed to get it installed and updated on my 64bits home laptop. So I guess somewhat, the website will recognise whether your OS is a 32 or 64-bits and prompt you to download the right version?
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08 Feb 2011   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Kelvin

Yes you need the right version which is auto detected as you have found out.

Windows Update does the same.
Mike
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08 Feb 2011   #7
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello DWFI! Take a look this thread. Jacee helped that member to solve the problem.
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09 Feb 2011   #8
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks all...I downloaded the new version and that seemed to do the trick.
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09 Feb 2011   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Excellent.

Glad you have things sorted and running.
Mike
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