Tomorrow I will be receiving a Dell laptop which comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and McAfee Anti-Virus already installed, on a trial basis I'm sure. I've had 3 laptops with Widows 7. Two of them had Microsoft Essentials while the other had McAfee. I want to get rid of McAfee and install Micro Essentials while having protection the entire time. I believe the sequence should be to download Microsoft Essentials, uninstall McAfee, and then install Micro Essentials. I'd like to know if anyone has uninstalled McAfee and then installed Micro Essentials and could verify that I have the sequence correct and could advise me relative to potential pitfalls to avoid so that protection during the transition will be seamless. Thanks.