Having trouble updating mcafee on vista

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When our five Dell computers are due to be replaced, we will be buying Apples! I upgraded my Friends Grandson's Notebook from Vista to Win7 using the setting that kept most of the files.

Some are not able to transfer and have to be reinstalled.

Some of the 'successful' solutions on the boards were SO complicated and still more miss than hit.

Vista wouldn't download updates for me, wouldn't let my printer use its full range of features and wouldn't respond even when I asked it nicely.

It took me three days of repeatedly downloading when the OS finally stabilized and would confirm that it updated itself. The screen is barely visible (same oil) but the OS is still stable after three or more years We uninstalled Windows Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1720 at the suggestion of Microsoft and then installed Windows 7.

Dell finally agreed it was a motherboard issue but would not replace it free, stating the laptop was out of warranty, even though Dell had documented our MANY calls from the month we purchased the laptop.

Needless to say, Dell has lost THIS family business as customers.

I've got probably at least five clients all suffering with Windows 7 update issues right now. These are all 64bit PCs with at least 6Gbs of RAM, and a dual quad core processor. It is nice to be able to get rid of an OS that is DOA but sometimes life support is possible.

I went through this with VISTA at a time that I did not want to deal with computer problems let alone spend money and time installing from scratch.

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