AVG Free will work with 5600 and 5728 but...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Rick, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    First, I turned off UAC and rebooted. Then I ran the install program in
    Compatibility mode for Windows XP SP2. It was also set it as run as
    Administrator. When the installation was complete I then rebooted. With
    the AVG virus program updated and running properly I enabled UAC again and
    rebooted. Now AVG is working and I have no compatibility warnings from

    When I originally tried to install AVG Free it had errors on the
    installation and I received compatibility warnings that could not be
    resolved through the links provided. This was the newest version a AVG Free
    downloaded on 9/27.
    Rick, Sep 27, 2006
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    pippin Guest


    This would be great news but one thing which happened to me with beta2 AVG
    worked after install plus on re-booting the computer but on 'cold' boot the
    next day the error about the database happened again - have you completed a
    cold boot with the setup you have AVG working on just now? I am very
    interested as this would be great if it worked with UAC enabled.
    pippin, Sep 29, 2006
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  3. Rick

    Rick Guest

    Yes, I did a cold boot after I read your message. I normally use the sleep
    mode and turn off the monitor instead of completely powering off the
    computer. Everything is still OK with AVG after the cold boot. One thing I
    noticed that is different from my AVG installation with prior builds is that
    now I can ask for it to manually check for updates and I don't get the UAC
    warning where I have to approve the action. Now it works like it did under
    XP and 98SE. BTW: I do have UAC activated now. I only turned it off while I
    installed AVG.

    I am running a 5728 upgrade on top of a 5600 build. All my prior Vista
    installs were on a blank hard drive.
    Rick, Sep 29, 2006
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    pippin Guest

    Thank you :) this is great news and even better now you have the cold boot
    and AVG is still working. I am trying to make my mind up for a fresh install
    of 5728 hoping all will go well as my RC1 is stable atm - fresh install will
    definitely try AVG again. I thought at first mine was realted to the fact I
    had AVG Pro on my first hard drive with XP Pro which is why I tehn gave up
    and had to use Trend but your post and method of install will help me a lot
    even if I just uninstall Trend and install AVG.

    I really hope to do a clean install for the new version but will have to
    backup things first. Thank you for sharing the way to install AVG correctly
    to allow me to use UAC. Will download the most recent version to have al
    ready :)
    pippin, Sep 30, 2006
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