Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

MSE not compatible

  1. #1

    MSE not compatible


    hi everyone

    my name is calmat and i have just joined your windows 8 forum and i would like to ask what anti-virus
    can i use on my laptop because i tried to install MSE and it has told me that this antivirus programme
    is not compatible with windows 8.


    regards calmat

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    MSE stopped with Win 7 and has been replaced with built in Windows Defender on Win 8. 3rd party anti virus all have pros and cons and are a matter of choice whether to install them or not. Often they will react differently on different computers.

    I personally use only WD and Malwarebytes Pro only. They have served me well and have had no problems. There are many posts in this forum showing the benefits of one or the other. As always, use common sense when visiting unknown sites and don't open unsolicited email attachments.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    From my observations, many people don't even realize they have Windows Defender installed and running, because it has neither icon in the notification area nor a context menu entry. Typing defender on the start screen reveals it.

    MSE and Windows Defender use the same engine and definitions, so trying to install MSE on Windows 8 is pointless.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    To be more specific here...

    The reason 8 told you MSE wasn't compatible is because it is already incorporated (included) in Windows Defender, thus there's no need to install it again.

    As for which AV is best, there are many many opinions on this so it's best to do some research. I personally use Norton as my AV; but, as I said, there are lots of opinions out there so good luck in which ever you choose.

    Peace.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    To be more specific here...

    The reason 8 told you MSE wasn't compatible is because it is already incorporated (included) in Windows Defender
    To be more specific, the incompatibility message comes from the MSE installer, and not from Windows 8. Here's a quickie from google image search http://www.firstever.eu/wp-content/u...-Windows-8.png

    The funny thing is that it actually tells you that Windows Defender is there, but sadly lots of people can't read
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by calmat View Post
    hi everyone

    my name is calmat and i have just joined your windows 8 forum and i would like to ask what anti-virus
    can i use on my laptop because i tried to install MSE and it has told me that this antivirus programme
    is not compatible with windows 8.



    regards calmat
    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    To be more specific here...

    The reason 8 told you MSE wasn't compatible is because it is already incorporated (included) in Windows Defender
    To be more specific, the incompatibility message comes from the MSE installer, and not from Windows 8. Here's a quickie from google image search http://www.firstever.eu/wp-content/u...-Windows-8.png

    The funny thing is that it actually tells you that Windows Defender is there, but sadly lots of people can't read
    It's called "inference"

    And I fail to see what was so wrong with what I said??? - Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

    Have a good day
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    You didn't say anything wrong. But you wanted to be more specific, so more specifically the message comes from the software, and not from the system, as your message implies.
    The reason 8 told you MSE wasn't compatible
    Thanks for finding the specific term, although the end result is exactly the same whether they can read or just under influence inference Have a nice day too
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

MSE not compatible
Related Threads
Solved Which SSD is compatible? in Drivers & Hardware
If you look at my system specs, I have a Dell Inspiron M731R and I have a wuestion to ask. I'm thinking of getting a SSD that is 500GB or bigger. I have one but I don't know if it will work. Here is the link: Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD upgrades for Inspiron M731R...
I brought a Compaq desktop computer in October with Win 8 installed. Ran it for a month - then upgraded to 8.1 - all seemed ok - Then last week it loaded to desktop with no Icons - Then totally crashed - so I did a factory reset, got back to basic win 8 - but then when I tried to upgrade to 8.1 for...
cant seem to load flyff on my new pc with windows 8...help!!!
Windows To Go Compatible Drives? in Drivers & Hardware
I know Microsoft put out a list of compatible drives for Windows To Go, and that it is only four drives long. Has anyone tested this feature on any other drives? Better yet, is there a list of features that a flash drive needs to support, such as a minimum read/write speed?
Some USB Drives not compatible?? in Drivers & Hardware
Hi. it seems everytime i connect an HP 16GB USB Drive I have it does not work properly. It freezes, doesn't show up. but when i try another drive it works perfectly also when I insert the HP drive on another computer with WIN7 it works fine. anyone heard of some drives not being...
Adobe CS3 compatible? in Software and Apps
I am trying to install Adobe CS3 on my new Windows 8 laptop, and it will not even start the setup.exe file. Is it compatible? I read that it was supposed to, but it does not seem to work. Is there anyone else that have this issue? Does someone know how to resolve it?
Celeron 2.40 Ghz Not Compatible?? in Installation & Setup
I've websearched this all over and can't get the skinny: this is an old "learner" system that I have Windows 8 Developer Preview installed on. It worked ok. I tried to install RP today both as an upgrade and from DVD and it fails both ways. From within, I get the "Not compatible with system...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook