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Windows 7: Mcafee security center - incompatible?

25 Jan 2009   #1
pmougis

windows 7 build 7000 now... was VISTA
 
 
Mcafee security center - incompatible?

I just installed Windows 7 over my VISTA OS on my new Toshiba Notebook. Since I have only 3 GB of RAM I installed the 32 Bit Version of W7...

VERY DISAPPOINTED immediately as I encountered 2 issues

1. McAfee Security Center is alerting me that software is Not Compatible....

2. Internet Explorer barely runs... and when I exit IE, there is no less than 30 second delay before the window closes... even if I have just opened IE and immediately close (meaning nothing has cached to be cleared)..

HELP


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25 Jan 2009   #2
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Never install a beta OS on a working machine...always somewhere where it doesn't matter if it screws up.

McAfee is not compatible with Windows 7 beta. Norton 350 2009 beta 3 is....sort of, but not recommended. Check the forum Search for antivirus and firewall. I use Avast A/V and good old Windows Firewall because it is configurable for both outgoing and incoming traffic now.

You installed this as an upgrade? Far better to do a clean installation.
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25 Jan 2009   #3
pmougis

windows 7 build 7000 now... was VISTA
 
 

Now the difficult question... How do I undo.. what I did?

Since I have a notebook which came without CDs.. the only backup I have of my system was done the day I bought it.. before installing (probably 10 hours) all my software... ARGH.....

Philip
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25 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, read this article.

McAfee Hosed in Windows 7 Beta
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25 Jan 2009   #5
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmougis View Post
Now the difficult question... How do I undo.. what I did?

Since I have a notebook which came without CDs.. the only backup I have of my system was done the day I bought it.. before installing (probably 10 hours) all my software... ARGH.....

Philip
I hate to say, you are going to have to format and reinstall your system from scratch. Don't forget to apply all updates and if you so decide in the future that you want to test a beta OS, partition your drive so you have a nice clean slate to start with.
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25 Jan 2009   #6
pmougis

windows 7 build 7000 now... was VISTA
 
 

Don't think I will testing any OS betas in the near future... but likely to be stuck with this one for a few weeks as I don't have the time to spare with rebuild...

Assuming I use the backup disks I have... will they be smart enough to reformat????

I've never used such disks in the past..
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25 Jan 2009   #7
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I would imagine so, have never used that type of setup before. Anywhere you can ask, where you got them for instance?
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25 Jan 2009   #8
lappydog

Windows 7 7022 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmougis View Post
Now the difficult question... How do I undo.. what I did?

Since I have a notebook which came without CDs.. the only backup I have of my system was done the day I bought it.. before installing (probably 10 hours) all my software... ARGH.....

Philip
What a bummer, when things go real bad for me it always seems to be on a sunday evening too. Breaking is fun sometimes but it ticks me off on sunday nights, wishing it happened on Friday or Saturday so I had a good solid day to repair before the work week.
Hope you had a backup of all your important docs.
Good luck.
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27 Jan 2009   #9
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I really wouldn't say that McAfee is STRICTLY incompitable. It won't install yes, but if you did manage to do it anyway, it works. Therefore, compatible.

I'm currently using McAfee, and it works as it should as usual.

Showing Off Mcafee and W7:



Me downloading a test virus and McAfeee already detecting it even before I can hit Run/save..



Windows Action Center detecting McAfee products:


There are a bit of issues with it though. Firstly, Microsoft applications like Windows Update, Windows Defender, and Windows Live Net Installer can't access the net unless you disable McAfee's firewall (they are already added to the trusted list, yet temporarily disabling them seemed to be the only workaround.

Secondly, doing stuff too fast with McAfee security center crashes mcshell.exe sometimes. But it's just the interface, you can always reopen it anyway. No problem with other Mcafee services/processes.

Lastly, if you are going to have problems with McAfee, you can't diagnose it since mvtapp (the official McAfee application that checks issues with your McAfee products) is "not compatible with this operating system".

*Notes: This system was upgraded from Windows Vista Ultimate. Hence, why McAfee managed to 'stick up to' Windows 7.
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27 Jan 2009   #10
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Maybe McAfee "stayed on" when you upgraded, but the installer flatly refuses to recognise the operating system when starting a fresh installation.
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