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    New Version of AVG - Release 7.5

    Hi all,

    lots of chat on here of late about what virus protection and the like.
    I've just had the fun of a new rebuild of my own pc cos i got a new sata drive (which for the record, sucks if you stick windows on it :x good ole ide again:oops:) and i've got backed up on a cd, avg, adaware, spybot, Win XP2 SP2 and zonealarm but during install of avg was told of a new version and they're right lol

    My advice would be download the new installer.
    Disconnet from net.
    Uninstall AVG 7.1 using the install, remove option
    Install 7.5
    Connect to net and get updates.

    I tried to do as they say, and add as a repair and it wouldn't work.

    hth someone

    New version grisoft.com/doc…l01 here

    13 Comments

    slightly off topic...why do you say SATA sucks with windows?

    Original Poster

    Does for me for some reason, and i've no idea why :oops:
    Updated bios so it reads sata properly, created a logical partition for windows on it exclusively, disconnected all other devices and it just ran soooooo slow and jerky.
    Not sure fully why, cos all the maxtor utilities need a floppy drive lol, oh the irony!

    Still, got a nice 160Gb 2nd drive now :-D

    Might be just my set-up or the way i've set it up, don't be put off, i am sure other folks will disagree :giggle:

    I have my XP installed on SATA (Seagate 10 320GB @ SATAII) and it works fine.
    As to AVG, you don't have to uninstall 7.1, the 7.5. will do it for you.

    Original Poster

    Kommunist

    I have my XP installed on SATA (Seagate 10 320GB @ SATAII) and it works … I have my XP installed on SATA (Seagate 10 320GB @ SATAII) and it works fine.

    Wish it did for me lol
    Kommunist

    As to AVG, you don't have to uninstall 7.1, the 7.5. will do it for you.


    boydent999

    I tried to do as they say, and add as a repair and it wouldn't work.

    I said it i tried to let AVG work WITHOUT me having to install and it didn't work
    My advice is based for folks being able to install, IF they have the same problems so they're not online and exposed (oo-er) with no anti-virus
    Please don't blanket reply, saying you don't have to, sometimes what is standard does not work, that's why user guides and the like have troubleshooting sections :x

    I didn't uninstall mine so it is based on my experience. The installation went fine and AVG is fully functional. If your experience is different it doesn't mean others will get exactly the same problems.

    As to SATA - what chipset your m/b is based on?

    Original Poster

    Of course not, but i'd not expect everyone's install would work flawlessly, which was your inference.

    I am not saying it will not work for all, or work seamlessly as your's did, but if i say it failed and do not provide a way to install it, what i did might help other's.

    Mobo is a asrock k8 1689 upgrade, now with bios 1.60

    or get norton on google pack 6months free

    boydent999

    Does for me for some reason, and i've no idea why :oops:Updated bios so … Does for me for some reason, and i've no idea why :oops:Updated bios so it reads sata properly, created a logical partition for windows on it exclusively, disconnected all other devices and it just ran soooooo slow and jerky.Not sure fully why, cos all the maxtor utilities need a floppy drive lol, oh the irony!Still, got a nice 160Gb 2nd drive now :-DMight be just my set-up or the way i've set it up, don't be put off, i am sure other folks will disagree :giggle:



    Im guessing its how you have configured it, i have been using SATA drives in some shape or form for a while now and they are much better for an OS drive (get a small 10,000rpm sata drive maybe a raptor or the like)

    the reason why they need a floppy drive as you say, is becasue xp came out b4 the latest trend of SATA drives so rather than re-releasing a new copy of XP with silicon SATA drivers on you can just make a SATA driver disc. very easy.

    I think your correct on the AV sw, a fresh install is pretty much the best option, you will get the best engine and DAT file alot easier that way.

    The Asrock site (Russian section) says you should install SATA RAID drivers (not in BIOS) to get proper SATA operation even if you are not using RAID. Have you tried it? I personlly never had any experience with ULi, my board is nVidia 6150.

    effing & jeffing

    or get norton on google pack 6months free


    We ran a test on a couple of AV products on our site (informally) and found that Norton is worst performer

    Original Poster

    Kommunist

    The Asrock site (Russian section) says you should install SATA RAID … The Asrock site (Russian section) says you should install SATA RAID drivers (not in BIOS) to get proper SATA operation even if you are not using RAID. Have you tried it?

    I installed the raid drivers from my mobo cd and that made it worse really. I am happy with the set-up now. I really only wanted a 160Gb hd anyways, and for £38 i am happy. FYI it's a maxtor diamond max 17 hd

    I guess your Maxtor is SATA300 compatible and mobo isn't, is this correct? Have you tried to disable SATA300 functionality on Maxtor (on my Seagate there is a jumper for it). Also, have you played with NCQ settings (enable/disable)?

    Original Poster

    The mobo has a transfer rate of 1.5Gb/s so i have set the jumpers accordingly, yes. I haven't changed any NCQ settings, no.
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