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McAfee Internet security suite NOT COMPATIBLE with WINDOWS 8

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    McAfee Internet security suite NOT COMPATIBLE with WINDOWS 8


    Hi ,

    I have a subscription of McAfee Internet Security Suite and i was trying to install on the top of Windows 8. However i couldn't as it is not compatible with windows 8.

    :-(

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    Did you try instaling it in compatibility mode as Windows 7?
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    The Contemplator
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    Although you may or may not have success in installing it in Compatibility Mode, I don't recommend installing an AV product in this manner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    I don't recommend installing an AV product in this manner.
    How come?
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    That is REALLY strange! I'm running Norton's 360 v6 full beta install (quite stable)
    Symantec's also owns McAfee. Better check with their support iYogi - LMAO..sorry BUT
    once you meet Noton's/McAfee's support you'll know why I am laughing.
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    There's a beta version upcoming that will be compatible. Not available to the public yet though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    That is REALLY strange! I'm running Norton's 360 v6 full beta install (quite stable)
    Symantec's also owns McAfee. Better check with their support iYogi - LMAO..sorry BUT
    once you meet Noton's/McAfee's support you'll know why I am laughing.
    Why is it be strange? Symantec does NOT own McAfee, sorry, Intel does. Betas are betas, no two are the same especially from two totally different and rival companies.
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 20 Feb 2012 at 16:19.
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    Ownership of McAfee....


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    There's a beta version upcoming that will be compatible. Not available to the public yet though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    That is REALLY strange! I'm running Norton's 360 v6 full beta install (quite stable)
    Symantec's also owns McAfee. Better check with their support iYogi - LMAO..sorry BUT
    once you meet Noton's/McAfee's support you'll know why I am laughing.
    Why is it be strange? Symantec does NOT own McAfee, sorry, Intel does. Betas are betas, no two are the same especially from two totally different and rival companies.
    Who owns McAfee Wiki there said it is owned by multiple companies, and if you look up it's
    IPO, it is also owned by Symantec/Norton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    There's a beta version upcoming that will be compatible. Not available to the public yet though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    That is REALLY strange! I'm running Norton's 360 v6 full beta install (quite stable)
    Symantec's also owns McAfee. Better check with their support iYogi - LMAO..sorry BUT
    once you meet Noton's/McAfee's support you'll know why I am laughing.
    Why is it be strange? Symantec does NOT own McAfee, sorry, Intel does. Betas are betas, no two are the same especially from two totally different and rival companies.
    Who owns McAfee Wiki there said it is owned by multiple companies, and if you look up it's
    IPO, it is also owned by Symantec/Norton.
    I hate to tell you but that is wrong. McAfee was an independent company until quite recently when Intel bought it out. Symantec has always been and always will be their biggest rival.
    i'm an Admin on their support forums so should know.
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    Cool Peter, BUT as you see ALL I stated is what Wikipedia claims is all.
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    Ah OK. Actually I think you either misread it or it's been revised/corrected in the meanwhile maybe.

    Wikipedia page on McAfee: McAfee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The only mention of Symantec on the Wikipedia page is "On April 5, 2006, McAfee bought out SiteAdvisor for a reputed $70 million[9] in competition with Symantec,...."

    and at the bottom under References it states in part:

    "Intel Completes Acquisition of McAfee". McAfee News. 28 February 2011 - which is what I mentioned.

    Which Wikipedia page is it? They need to be corrected possibly.

    Back to the original subject, the retail product isn't yet Windows 8 compatible but an upcoming version of their beta product will be.

    I'll start a new thread on it when that happens.
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 21 Feb 2012 at 07:39.
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