Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with Windows Defender


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James McCorkindale

Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with Windows Defender, which has been
improved in Windows 8 to provide the same level of malware protection as
Microsoft Security Essentials.
You do not need to install Microsoft Security Essentials and it will not
work with Windows 8. Microsoft will continue to provide and improve
Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
If you are upgrading to Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you should uninstall
Microsoft Security Essentials first.


For information on uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials, see the
following Knowledge Base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483120.
 
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Paul

James said:
Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with Windows Defender, which has been
improved in Windows 8 to provide the same level of malware protection as
Microsoft Security Essentials.
You do not need to install Microsoft Security Essentials and it will not
work with Windows 8. Microsoft will continue to provide and improve
Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows
XP. If you are upgrading to Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you should
uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials first.


For information on uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials, see the
following Knowledge Base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483120.
A "Consumer Preview" will have a limited life, before it is de-activated.
It would be a mistake to use it as an upgrade for an OS you paid for.

The Consumer Preview should be experimented with, using appropriate safeguards,
so none of your regular OSes or data are endangered. Don't install it, and
then complain that it damaged something important.

To test the Consumer Preview, I installed it on a separate disk drive, and
disconnected my other two disk drives, for the duration of my ten minute
long test. That way, nothing nasty could happen.

Paul
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>, Paul <[email protected]>
writes:
[]
To test the Consumer Preview, I installed it on a separate disk drive, and
disconnected my other two disk drives, for the duration of my ten minute
long test. That way, nothing nasty could happen.

Paul
(Nice to have a spare drive of adequate capacity to hand!)

Presumably the installation itself took somewhat longer than ten
minutes; I presume from the fact that your test only lasted that long,
that there was something about 8 with which you were severely
unimpressed. Care to share?
 
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Paul

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
To test the Consumer Preview, I installed it on a separate disk drive,
and
disconnected my other two disk drives, for the duration of my ten minute
long test. That way, nothing nasty could happen.

Paul
(Nice to have a spare drive of adequate capacity to hand!)

Presumably the installation itself took somewhat longer than ten
minutes; I presume from the fact that your test only lasted that long,
that there was something about 8 with which you were severely
unimpressed. Care to share?[/QUOTE]

I spent a longer test interval, with the Developer Preview.
I tested there natively, as well as in a VM.

For the Consumer Preview, all I was doing, was verifying how
ugly the goldfish was, and installing three programs for a
quick compatibility test (a check to see whether a favorite game
loads, and the test was a pass). Having seen the Metro interface
already, there was no point "playing with it". The novelty had
kinda worn off.

I have plenty of hard drives here, and I even keep a 4GB IDE
drive from my first computer in the rotation. That one is big enough
to hold Win98 or Win2K. And transfers at 8MB/sec (whoosh!). The
drive I tested Win8 CP on, was a bit bigger and faster than that.

Win8 CP is already erased. There was another OS that needed a
test that day, and it was loaded over top of Win8 CP. "There
wasn't even time for a decent burial." :)

Paul
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

[QUOTE="Paul said:
To test the Consumer Preview, I installed it on a separate disk drive,
and
disconnected my other two disk drives, for the duration of my ten minute
long test. That way, nothing nasty could happen.

Paul
(Nice to have a spare drive of adequate capacity to hand!)

Presumably the installation itself took somewhat longer than ten
minutes; I presume from the fact that your test only lasted that long,
that there was something about 8 with which you were severely
unimpressed. Care to share?[/QUOTE]

I spent a longer test interval, with the Developer Preview.
I tested there natively, as well as in a VM.[/QUOTE]

Ah, I see.
For the Consumer Preview, all I was doing, was verifying how
ugly the goldfish was, and installing three programs for a
quick compatibility test (a check to see whether a favorite game
loads, and the test was a pass). Having seen the Metro interface
already, there was no point "playing with it". The novelty had
kinda worn off.
Reading between the lines, you don't find W8 - Metro or otherwise - a
"must have" (-:.
I have plenty of hard drives here, and I even keep a 4GB IDE
drive from my first computer in the rotation. That one is big enough
Bah, youngsters (-:! My first computer that _had_ a hard drive was
either 40M or 80M, I can't remember. (Yes, M not G.) That after
floppies, cassette tape ... (no, I'm not of the paper tape generation,
though did use it briefly at work.)
to hold Win98 or Win2K. And transfers at 8MB/sec (whoosh!). The
Come on over to m.p.w98.g-d - a statement like 4G "is big enough" to
hold those will get you rather well roasted there I think! (Well, not
roasted, they're quite friendly.)
drive I tested Win8 CP on, was a bit bigger and faster than that.

Win8 CP is already erased. There was another OS that needed a
test that day, and it was loaded over top of Win8 CP. "There
wasn't even time for a decent burial." :)

Paul
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I
have
one. -Cato the Elder, statesman, soldier, and writer (234-149 BCE)
 
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BillW50

Paul said:
J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
In message <[email protected]>, Paul <[email protected]>
writes:
[]
To test the Consumer Preview, I installed it on a separate disk
drive, and disconnected my other two disk drives, for the duration
of my ten minute long test. That way, nothing nasty could happen.

Paul
(Nice to have a spare drive of adequate capacity to hand!)

Presumably the installation itself took somewhat longer than ten
minutes; I presume from the fact that your test only lasted that
long, that there was something about 8 with which you were severely
unimpressed. Care to share?
I spent a longer test interval, with the Developer Preview.
I tested there natively, as well as in a VM.

For the Consumer Preview, all I was doing, was verifying how
ugly the goldfish was, and installing three programs for a
quick compatibility test (a check to see whether a favorite game
loads, and the test was a pass). Having seen the Metro interface
already, there was no point "playing with it". The novelty had
kinda worn off.

I have plenty of hard drives here, and I even keep a 4GB IDE
drive from my first computer in the rotation. That one is big enough
to hold Win98 or Win2K. And transfers at 8MB/sec (whoosh!). The
drive I tested Win8 CP on, was a bit bigger and faster than that.

Win8 CP is already erased. There was another OS that needed a
test that day, and it was loaded over top of Win8 CP. "There
wasn't even time for a decent burial." :)
I don't upgrade Windows to a newer version or install dualboots anymore
either. I guess we are poor beta testers, eh? As it would be a shame if
the release version comes out and people can't upgrade their Windows 7
to 8 or be able to dualboot.

I buy drives by the dozen at a time. So I don't have a drive shortage
and I have plenty for cloning (I use them for backups), installing extra
OS, etc. Heck I still have a beta of Windows 7 on a SSD sitting in a
drawer. I guess I don't need that version anymore since supposedly it
won't run after March 2010 or something anyway. ;-)
 
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