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#16 DKAngel

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 15:18

Navigate to the Microsoft Security Client folder (should be under Program Files).
Right click on setup.exe and select Properties.
Select the Compatibility tab & click the 'Change settings for all users' button.
Click 'Run this program in compatibility mode for' and select Windows 7.
Close out of the dialog boxes by hitting OK in both of them.
Try running the uninstaller again from the control panel.
You can also try at that point opening an Elevated Command Prompt and Navigating to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\ and then typing in setup.exe /x

That should (note should) remove it. No attitude was needed.


unfortuantly have allready tried it it still launches the installer and just continues to say that i dont need to install it as windows 8 has a higher versionblah blah
no attitude was intended


#17 Shane Nokes

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 21:48

unfortuantly have allready tried it it still launches the installer and just continues to say that i dont need to install it as windows 8 has a higher versionblah blah
no attitude was intended


The only option then at that point that I'm aware is a refresh. That will keep your personal files and such intact, and just wipe the OS clean of programs and such. I still recommend backing your save games and such up before doing so...as unpredictable things can happen.

#18 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 22:01

auto-updated on all of my machines, but thank you anyway for the heads up!

#19 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 22:32

Here's Windows Defender in Windows 8. There is no UI difference between this and Security Essentials. Furthermore, Windows Defender is more powerful than security essentials because it scans for malware before Windows Boots.

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#20 Shane Nokes

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 23:19

Here's Windows Defender in Windows 8. There is no UI difference between this and Security Essentials. Furthermore, Windows Defender is more powerful than security essentials because it scans for malware before Windows Boots.


There's a couple things it doesn't have still, like network inspection. So there are pluses & minuses.

#21 BeerFan

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 19:09

There's a couple things it doesn't have still, like network inspection. So there are pluses & minuses.


True. Plus we've lost the ability to right-click a file or group of files and scan them. I despise the trend of dumbing everything down.

#22 +warwagon

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 19:15

Meh

For some reason I have a very hard time getting excited about anying MSE related. I've just never really considered MSE a very good antivirus.

#23 Shane Nokes

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 19:16

True. Plus we've lost the ability to right-click a file or group of files and scan them. I despise the trend of dumbing everything down.


I've actually brought up the context menu & network inspection stuff to the team that works on MSE/Defender. Hopefully it will have an impact. :)