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bigokie
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Reinstalling McAfee product after Upgrading OS

I am about to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. Will I still have McAfee Antivirus Plus if I use Windows Easy Transfer? If not how do I reinstall it? I just paid for another year.

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exbrit
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Re: Reinstalling McAfee product after Upgrading OS

As far as I know Windows Easy Transfer does not transfer installed programmes and in any case, during such a complicated procedure such as this I would think it advisable to uninstall McAfee from XP first, then reinstall it in 7 afterwards.

I trust the 7 upgrade is actually to Windows 7 SP1?  (Including Service Pack 1)?   Once done apply all updates from Microsoft except perhaps things you may not need like Bing, up to you of course, but very important even if you don't use it, upgrade Internet Explorer to version 11.  (Once SP1 is installed).

McAfee relies on it to function even if you use another browser by default..

Peter

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exbrit
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Re: Reinstalling McAfee product after Upgrading OS

This also may be useful to you if SP1 is not already included: 

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