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McAfee and windows incompatibility

I was in a windows trouble shoot program because I'm having problems installing certain updates for windows vista.Windows program said that McAfee Total Protection program was not compatible with windows.I never read this on the box when I bought McAfee Total Protection Program and has anyone read or heard of this? If so what is the problem? Is it firewall problem or other and what can I do about it? If not why is it saying this? I don't use Beta version of McAfee program. I use regular program for what McAfee box said is for windows.  Thank you, D

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Re: McAfee and windows incompatibility

Moved this to SecurityCenter as a more appropriate spot to get help.

It is compatible with Vista SP1 and upwards, preferably SP2 of course and both x86 and x64 versions.

What it may not be compatible with is other security software that is or was installed or an unpatched version of Vista...make sure that all updates are installed, including those for parts of the system you may not use (IE for instance, but you can ignore language packs in Ultimate version of course).

Free Technical Support is available by phone or online chat via the link under Useful Links at the top of this page.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP1 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit) (with upcoming update)
  • 512 MB RAM for XP
  • 2 GB RAM for Vista and Windows 7
  • 500 MB free drive space
  • 1 GHz processor


Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 22/10/12 10:24:16 EDT AM
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