Overcoming Anti-Virus Software to Upgrade O/S

Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2007 10:30 am
Am running an older Thinkpad 600E, using an even older Windows 98 operating system. Would like to upgrade to at least Windows 98SE. Everytime I try to upgrade the O/S, I get a message that says that the upgrade cannot access certain files, apparently due to modification protections in place from my AVG anti-virus software.

Any fairly simple suggestions on how to bypass the software, maybe even temporarily, in order to achieve the upgrade. If I start up in Safe Mode, is that an option? And if I do, will the CD drive been recognized and enabled okay? I thought I remembered that Safe Mode will bypass enabling the files that load that activate the CD drive. Suggestions, since this can't be a brand-new problem that people have encountered?
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Reply Sat 21 Apr, 2007 03:03 pm
Hmmm, if you have the antivirus installation disk or key, I suppose you could even uninstall it, do whatever you need to do, then reinstall it. Have you checked www.symantec.com or www.mcafee.com (depending on your software) to see what they say?
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