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Offline wellser

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Windows 8 support timeline?
« on: June 27, 2015, 02:35:17 PM »
Any idea when GrimeFighter will be able to support Windows 8? 

I scanned for viruses in a Windows 8 machine using the free Avast software, and was curious about sluggishness, so I clicked on the GrimeFighter section. It scanned and told me buy to fix, with no reference to it not being compatible with Windows 8. I bought it and ran a boot-time scan. It said there was either an encrypted drive or no installed version of Windows.  I am thinking that's because it does not yet support Windows 8, so I was curious if there is a timeline for that support. I would just as soon keep the product, but only if it's going to start working soon within my 12 month subscription period.

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Re: Windows 8 support timeline?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 03:31:39 PM »
It already supports Windows 8.1

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Re: Windows 8 support timeline?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 01:00:57 PM »
Why does the website indicate it doesn't then?  And, if it does, what would cause the program to not recognize a Windows installation on two different Windows 8 PCs?

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Re: Windows 8 support timeline?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 01:07:28 PM »
Excerpt from the FAQ: Your system must meet the following system requirements to run Avast GrimeFighter:

- Windows 8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows Vista SP2 or higher, except Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows XP SP2 or higher, any Edition.
- Permanent Internet connection (computer connection via LAN cable is strongly recommended).
- 512 MB RAM or above.
- 256 MB minimum hard disk free space.

Avast GrimeFighter does not run on any Apple Mac OS, or any other which isn't specified as supported.
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Re: Windows 8 support timeline?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 04:52:46 PM »
Nice clarification for the OP and other users.
Thanks Asyn.
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