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December 24, 2012 23:58 AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222086
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ajj3085

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Can't open AVG at all..

AVG is running in the system tray, and wants my attention, but I can no longer open the UI.

When I first upgraded to Win8 Pro, I could open the interface, and it seemed just fine. Now Windows says the app isn't compatible and closes it.

Upgrading to the home edition and losing the central management features is a very poor workaround. That's the point of the business edition, to be able to centrally manage everything. If I wanted to run around manually keeping tabs on all installations of AVG I wouldn't have bothered with the business edition.

Please get a patch out or something to make AVG 2012 Business usable on Windows 8; this is unacceptable, you guys should have had a patch or version ready to go, there was plenty of lead time.
December 27, 2012 11:51 Re: AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222157
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Hi ajj3085,

The AVG 2012 Firewall is not compatible with Windows 8. If you wish to stay with AVG 2012 uninstall KB2764462 (Compatibiliy update that prevents AVG from installing).

The Business version of AVG 2013 should be available fairly soon.

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December 28, 2012 01:05 Re: AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222183
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Optic wrote
Hi ajj3085,

The AVG 2012 Firewall is not compatible with Windows 8. If you wish to stay with AVG 2012 uninstall KB2764462 (Compatibiliy update that prevents AVG from installing).

The Business version of AVG 2013 should be available fairly soon.

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I don't have the AVG firewall installed, only the antivirus. I get the same error when I go to Programs and Features and try to uninstall AVG.

The odd thing is that it seems to be working ok on another workstation.
December 28, 2012 11:51 Re: AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222202
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Hi ajj3085,

As long as the compatibility update is not installed then AVG should work okay. Please repair the installation using the latest installation file from this link if this is the case:

- http://www.avg.com/gb-en/download.prd-ise

If the issue is not resolved, can you reply with a screenshot of the error please.

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January 6, 2013 17:32 Re: AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222630
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What update?..

Which compatibility update are you referring to? The workstation it was working on started getting the same problem, so if I can uninstall the update blocking AVG that would be great.

I'll try the link you posted.
January 6, 2013 20:27 Re: AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222635
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ajj3085 wrote
Which compatibility update are you referring to?

OK, Just to keep you fully in the picture.. Regarding AVG (SMB) Team forum support bear in mind that it's now the weekend.. For your further guidance/info please refer to the 1st Announcement post @ the top of the Information forum area.


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January 7, 2013 10:23 Re: AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222656
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Hi ajj3085,

Update KB2764462 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764462

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January 10, 2013 15:13 Re: AVG Windows 8 Compatibility #222820
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AVG 2013 Business version is now available:

http://www.avg.com/gb-en/download.prd-ise

AVG 2013 Admin will manage AVG 2012\2013 installations. To upgrade either the Admin or workstation\Server version just run the latest installation file and the older version will be removed.

Please be aware the upgrade requires a restart of the machines.

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