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MSE and Upgrading To Windows 10


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#1 sikntired

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 10:49 AM

Currently "on the fence" as to whether to upgrade from 7 to 10. Most likely will wait for at least another couple of months. That being said, I have seen a post that tells those who are upgrading to Windows 10 to be sure to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials prior to installation. Reason being that MSE will not be functioning but will still be there and cannot be uninstalled after the upgrade. My understanding of the upgrade was the existing OS will be overwritten.

 

However, at times, I'm not the brightest bulb in dealing with OS'. So thought I would pose this to those who have upgraded. And besides making an image backup and saving all the important files, etc., are there any other things you wish you would have done prior to upgrade?

 

Thanks and Regards..................



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Posted 08 August 2015 - 10:52 AM

Hi sikntired :)

When you upgrade to Windows 10, you have the option to keep all your programs and files, so if you pick that option, Microsoft Security Essentials will stay on the system as well as all your other programs. Starting in Windows 8, Windows Defender is the default Antivirus on Windows, and it's an enhanced version of MSE, hence why you don't need it installed on a system anymore. So before upgrading, I would uninstall it, and then Windows Defender will be enabled after the upgrade.

Also, if you are looking for tips, tricks and advice for the upgrade, we have a pinned thread for that.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/584272/discussion-windows-10-upgrade-path-experiences/

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 11:33 AM

Aura, thanks for your input, much appreciated. FYI: I have visited that thread and it is informative.



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Posted 08 August 2015 - 11:34 AM

No problem sikntired, you're welcome :)

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