Updated: April 26, 2023
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New laptop with windows 11 - wont load McAffee LiveSafe software because it was not sourced from the Microsoft Store

How do we defeat this? Antivirus software is essential.

Short summary:

  1. Open the "Settings" app on your Windows 11 laptop.
  2. In the left panel, select the "System" section.
  3. Scroll down the list and click on "Activation."
  4. Click on "S Mode."
  5. Click on "Open Store."
  6. Click on "Get" to exit S Mode.
  7. Now, you should be able to install the McAffee LiveSafe software outside the Microsoft Store.
  8. Go to the official McAffee website and download the installation file.
  9. Once the download is complete, double-click the file to start the installation process.
  10. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  11. After installation, launch the McAffee LiveSafe software and follow the instructions to set it up.

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Looked at the settings in windows defender -
Edge stops working after trying to run download software.

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Okay, understood

  1. Open Settings
  2. On the left panel, you will see sections. The System section should be chosen
  3. Scroll down the list and click on "Activation"
  4. Click on "S Mode"
  5. Click on "Open Store"
  6. Click on "Get"
Customer Replay

OK, we are out of S mode - what do we do next?

Now you should be able to install the apps outside the Microsoft Store

Customer Replay

Thank you

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You are welcome! Please, check it and let me know if the issue is resolved

Customer Replay

The app is now installing - so thanks again!

Nice! Can I help you with anything else, *****?

Customer Replay

No - that's all good. Thanks for your help, and have a good day.

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