05-26-2013 09:25 AM
I'm trying to turn on Windows Defender on a brand new desktop running Windows 8. When I try to turn it on I get error: 0x800705b4, opertation timed out. What is wrong?
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05-26-2013 09:34 AM
Do you happen to be using Microsoft Security essentials as well?
If so, Turn off Windows Defender. It is already a part of Microsoft Security Essentials.
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05-26-2013 09:41 AM
This is my first experience with Windows 8 but it is my understanding that Microsoft Security Essentials isn't used anymore? I can't find that MSE is on my computer but this is my first experience with Windows 8 so I could well be wrong.
05-26-2013 09:41 AM
I found this.
The fix is for Vista -- I think it is probably useful for Windows 8; so much of Windows 7 was built on Vista and then Windows 8 was built on Windows 7. The core of the OS is still "in there".
It is a pretty easy procedure - just remember to run the "command prompt" window as "Administrator".
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05-26-2013 10:19 AM
Thanks Dragon-Fur, went through it and the last procedure finally fixed my problem. I'm trying to keep an open mind but not having a good start to the Windows 8 experience.
05-26-2013 04:27 PM - edited 09-03-2013 01:00 PM
An open mind is the most important thing to have with any new project. Learning a new Operating System can be challenging and I applaud your attitude. This particular error is unusual -- you were not "lucky" to see it; perhaps it will be the worst of your trials and things will get better from here!
I want to share with you some of the better features in Windows 8 that I have discovered. You might find something here that you can use -- at the least, you might find something new that you did not know about Windows 8:
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06-11-2013 06:26 AM
Well, that is a nice list of "features" but after over 2 weeks of getting virtually now work done with this garbage operating system I'm going back to my old Windows 7 machine for now. If Micorsoft can't make a better OS than this for the business user my next computer will be a Mac.