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I am trying to install an older piece of software that fully supports windows 8.0 but 8.1 hard blocks it no matter what i do. i even disabled compatibility assistant and it still says it has problems and blocks it. Is there a way to force it? I dont care if it gives me problems i want it anyway and i will deal with the fallout after the fact
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have you tried installing it in compatibility mode?
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have you tried installing it in compatibility mode?

Yeah and it still pops up telling me it has compatibility problems and blocks it.
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Can you post a screen shot of what blocks it?
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Can you post a screen shot of what blocks it?

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post #6 of 11
Checked the Comodo forum. Seems like a known issue on Comodo's side and not Windows. Look in their forums for a possible fix or you may have to move to another AV suite. I personally run Avast since XP and it's never had any problems.
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post #7 of 11
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Checked the Comodo forum. Seems like a known issue on Comodo's side and not Windows. Look in their forums for a possible fix or you may have to move to another AV suite. I personally run Avast since XP and it's never had any problems.

yeah but that's the problem the newest version of comodo you have no customization options. just a giant FIX IT button, I guess the average joe is too stupid to use a normal AV, ill just have to survive without AV till i find a replacement i like.
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post #8 of 11
Atleast use the default Microsoft AV as long as you have not found a replacement. Better than nothing.
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post #9 of 11
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Atleast use the default Microsoft AV as long as you have not found a replacement. Better than nothing.

windows 8.1 has a default AV?
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post #10 of 11
Windows Defender comes built in with Windows 8.1 Not the greatest but it's better then nothing.

If your looking for a free replacement, I suggest the following:

Avast Free
Avira free
bitdefender free
360 Essential Security.
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