Planning on upgrading to Win 8 Pro tomorrow when it comes out. What's the best approach here? Do I uninstall Webroot, upgrade to Win 8, then reinstall?
Also -- is it necessary to run the native antimalware software that comes with Win 8? I don't run anything with Win 7, don't really think it's necessary. Ideas?
Best answer by JimM
One of the things you'll want to do prior to upgrading to Windows 8 is to run Microsoft's Upgrade Assistant. You'll want to do that for a lot of reasons. It checks your hardware for Windows 8 compatiblity, and it will tell you which programs it's sure are compatible with Windows 8. This isn't an exhaustive list, and a lot of things that are actually compatible don't appear in the list that is generated. Microsoft talks about that here. But it does help you to know which ones Microsoft is positive about, so you have a little peace of mind about whatever shows up in the list.
For our part, at the moment, because Microsoft has not yet added WSA to the compatibility list the Upgrade Assistant checks against, WSA does not yet appear in the compatibility details area that the Upgrade Assistant generates. However, WSA is compatible with Windows 8, and you should not need to remove it prior to the upgrade. We have no preference either way as to whether or not you uninstall WSA first and reinstall it after the upgrade.