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McAfee TotalProtection 2012 & Windows 8

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I have McAfee TP 2012 for 3 users, still in the shrink warp (not use yet).  I have a question - If I use it now, will I get upgrade for Windows 8 version?

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Re: McAfee TotalProtection 2012 & Windows 8

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I understand Windows 8 compatible version will be fully available before MS begins selling Win 8 on Oct 26th.

Until then, we don’t support Win 8.

So it will update free if your subscription is current to a win 8 compatible version or install same if you install then

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Security centre 12.1 works with windows 8 RTM. This is in beta now and I will ask what happens re the retail version .

Will get back to you soon.

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To add to what Tony has said, if your subscription is current then your software will upgrade to whatever is the latest version automatically, but as he said, the Windows 8 retail version has yet to be released, hopefully very soon.

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Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 10/10/12 6:43:49 EDT AM

Re: McAfee TotalProtection 2012 & Windows 8

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Thanks Tony and Peter.  As what Peter mentioned, if my subscription is current I should get the free upgrade.  And as for now the latest free upgrade is the 2013 version.  Has anyone tested 2013 with Windows 8?

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Calling the software 2012 and 2013 can be misleading....it's the actual version that matters.   I'm testing the "Beta 6.1" as it's known internally on Windows 8 Pro RTM and it seems to work just fine.

You may wish to join the Beta group at least in order to keep up with what's going on:  https://community.mcafee.com/groups/mcafee-total-protection-beta

Also see:  https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1236

I tried the current latest retail version (available here at least - Australia always gets the newest versions first) with Windows 8 and although it worked, sort of, it got stuck, so I suggest waiting.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 10/10/12 8:07:49 EDT AM
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I understand Windows 8 compatible version will be fully available before MS begins selling Win 8 on Oct 26th.

Until then, we don’t support Win 8.

So it will update free if your subscription is current to a win 8 compatible version or install same if you install then

Re: McAfee TotalProtection 2012 & Windows 8

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Thanks everyone.  I will wait for Windows 8 version.  For now will get the beta version.

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Aldrin Teo

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Good luck approved your beta community membership