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Nervous about attmpting Win. 8.1 upgrade

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
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    i would just 'go for it' if i had your knowledge ...will i be told to disable my McAfee? and is it totally necessary to do this ? i found out how to do it within the program -i just click to disable firewall and a/v protection ....then i 'reverse' once 8.1 is complete. sounds simple enough - thanks

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  2. #22


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
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    i would just 'go for it' if i had your knowledge ...will i be told to disable my McAfee? and is it totally necessary to do this ? i found out how to do it within the program -i just click to disable firewall and a/v protection ....then i 'reverse' once 8.1 is complete. sounds simple enough - thanks
    Try it with it enabled & disabled.

    When I installed it I left my Avast run with no problems.
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  3. #23


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    [QUOTE=David Bailey;467126]
    Quote Originally Posted by edythe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
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    i would just 'go for it' if i had your knowledge ...will i be told to disable my McAfee? and is it totally necessary to do this ? i found out how to do it within the program -i just click to disable firewall and a/v protection ....then i 'reverse' once 8.1 is complete. sounds simple enough - thanks
    Try it with it enabled & disabled.

    When I installed it I left my Avast run with no problems.[/QUOTE---
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    I HAVE mcAfee - but the instructions on the download & Win. 'help' area state to close-out one's AV/Firewall.... taht's where i got confused ...it stated (if i remember correctly) not closing-out could hinder a good, clean install (in so many words)
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  4. #24


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, but I found it easy to go from 8 to 8.1.
    I have confidence in you.
    You can do it.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, but I found it easy to go from 8 to 8.1.
    I have confidence in you.
    You can do it.
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    I get your 'point' - if you can do it anyone can - lol - thanks for that - well i have to build-up my confidence i guess ... i just get so discouraged when i read other posts about trouble with that update (upgrade). Course you don't hear the 'success stories' - only the complaints/problems ....LOL thanks again !
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  6. #26


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Go for it Edythe. Never mind the problems of others, you will only hear the bad and not the good and most of the time they had other issues that caused problems. Take what's said with a grain of salt.
    I'm with David on this one, if we can do it so can you but you will never know unless you try. I you have a problem, bite my tongue, we are here to help you.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Go for it Edythe. Never mind the problems of others, you will only hear the bad and not the good and most of the time they had other issues that caused problems. Take what's said with a grain of salt.
    I'm with David on this one, if we can do it so can you but you will never know unless you try. I you have a problem, bite my tongue, we are here to help you.
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    Hi very kind of you to write the above and you do make a point about unsuccessful attempts caused by 'other' issues within one's computer Thanks again so much ... the one thing that bothered me was the instruction on Win 8.1 update instructions is to disable one's A/V and Firewall during the install ... doesn't that compromise a computer ? (you can see how i look for 'what-if's'- LOL) welll, i like to be 'pro-active' with everything. again many thanks for your kindness. Edythe
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  8. #28


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Disabling you AV program poses no risk on the short term. It is now really necessary to do so but it may help.
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Disabling you AV program poses no risk on the short term. It is now really necessary to do so but it may help.
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    reading the directions instructing to disable the a/v=firewall per Win 8.1 caused my concern...i did chk with MCaffee who stated even tho 'disabled' (a/v + firewall) there 'is' some protection provided from their program ...also i'm assuming as long as one has no other programs 'open' during the update then one is not technically 'on the net' thus no 'exposure' (other than via the download itself ...) .... thanks again very much
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  10. #30


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If it makes you that nervous just uninstall your third party anti-virus, upgrade, then install it again. Windows Defender should become active when you uninstall your third party AV.
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