Solved Compatibility criteria of Virus scannar over XP os!

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December 2, 2013 at 23:41:24
Specs: Windows 8, Intel core i3
Hi dear folks, I just got the MacAfee antivirus for my PC, and the subject is that it is working for my laptop over windows 8 environment, but it is not working at all for my Desktop PC over windows (XP service pack 2) environment. Any way I read the label of MacAfee box, it says that Windows 7,8 and Windows Xp service pack 3 are the supportable operating systems.
under above those circumstances, my question is that How do I run this MacAfee virus scanner for windows xp service pack 2 s environment? is there any idea?

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#1
December 3, 2013 at 00:38:50
I'm sure it would be much easier to install the sp3 update than try to modify McAfee. If you want to stick with sp2 then you'd need an earlier version of McAfee or a different AV altogether.

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#2
December 3, 2013 at 01:03:57
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#3
December 3, 2013 at 04:09:47
Update to SP3 or use an AV product that works with SP2. Only McAfee can modify the software to work with SP2 and they have chosen not too. There seems little reason why McAfee should support SP2 when SP3 has been freely available for more than 5 years. As time passes you are going to see a lot more of this. When Microsoft drops support for an OS or service pack this acts as a signal to major software suppliers to do this same. The day is coming when suppliers no longer support XP at all.

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#4
December 3, 2013 at 10:48:21
I can only echo what others have said. McAfee is for security so why miss out SP3 which is even more basic security? You should also get all other Windows Security Updates too, while they are available. When W98 updates stopped it didn't take long for the Windows Update website to become very rickety and incomplete.

These might be of interest too:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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#5
December 3, 2013 at 23:21:09
I will go for update the windows xp service pack 2 to service pack 3, and my question is that to update from xp service pack 2 to service pack 3, what file do I have to download? Is it free? Would you please give me the info about the website where I get the service pack 3 free?

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#6
December 3, 2013 at 23:47:25
You can try the network installation package from MS in Riider's # 2 here:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#7
December 4, 2013 at 00:58:15
"Would you please give me the info about the website where I get the service pack 3 free?"
Another way is via Windows Updates, it will probably be a lot smaller, as it may not need a lot of files.

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#8
December 4, 2013 at 08:12:38
MOHAGIAN
Probably obvious, but the reason the update is likely to be smaller is that it only needs to add the files you need, whereas the full version includes the lot.

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