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Re: [WIN8] Windows 8 --- What benifits over W7-64? Its not a "must have" but I did find a program that I use on a daily basis that is NOT compatible with Windows 8.
That program is McAfee Enterprise Version 8.8 (Screen shot of the about box above for reference).
I remember when Windows 7 first came out, the latest (at the time) version of this software was not supported on Windows 7. Its been a while now, but I think that was version 7 something or another.
Version 8.7.0i works on Windows 7, as does Version 8.8. However, when you try to install Version 8.8 on Windows 8, you get a warning that it is not compatible (sorry did not save a screen shot of the message). While you can install it, a LOT of things don't work right. For example, the auto update feature always will fail (you will have to manually download any DAT updates). The task to run a full system scan will also not run on the set schedule (like the updates, you have to run this yourself). Not to mention, I saw quite a number of warnings and errors in the event log from McAfee (and its associated processes) every time I did a reboot, as things were not compatible. If it was actually doing its job as a virus scanner, I'm not really sure. Which is why late last night and into this morning, I went back to Windows 7.
So, if you run this as your virus scanner, you will have to either wait for McAfee to come out with its next version that is supported on Windows 8, or switch AV's. In my case, I've been with McAfee for years, so I'll just wait until the next version comes out before I move to 8.
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