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Still the Odd Duck Out: Microsoft Security Essentials v4 on Windows For Legacy PC’s

Well, it is with a heavy heart that I must report on the current state of Microsoft Security Essentials where it involves Windows FLP. It appears that MSE v4 is still unable to install on WinFLP.

I find this particularly odd, since I recently demonstrated that MSE v4 installs successfully on a whole host of “unapproved” systems, from Windows XP 64-bit and Windows 2003 R2 Server all the way up to Windows 2008 R2 Server. In fact, WinFLP is the only modern (post Win2k) version of Windows that MSE v4 seems to be unwilling to install on.

Strange… very strange.

And what makes this all the more frustrating is that WinFLP is essentially a minimized version of Windows XP Professional. It has all the same functionality as XP Professional, it is just missing a lot of the “fluff” such as games and other useless utilities like MS Paint. When it comes to the core Operating System, it is functionally identical to XP Professional, and would have absolutely no problems running Microsoft Security Essentials.

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