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There have been some reports of Windows 7 being incompatible with AV programs. This is not unusual for beta operating systems that often have bit level changes that don't please AV programs – they are tightly coupled. You may just have to run without AV for a bit while beta testing. Another reason why it is B-e-t-a. Some people just cannot wrap their heads around that.

My employer currently uses McAfee v8.5 which would not install on Windows 7. However, moving up to version 8.7 fixed the issue and it installed without issue.

Update 1: Here is PCWorld article on some user’s experiences.

Update 2: Kaspersky seems to have a compatible version. The download link for Kaspersky windows 7 preview is here:

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 4:41 PM | Back to top

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SEP 11 MR4 from symantec installs but is tricky. They at least have a 32 and 64 bit versions.
Left by techdeuce on Feb 17, 2009 11:41 PM

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