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10-12-2009, 08:46 PM
I have a near dormant laptop which I haven't used for about 7 weeks. When I try to update Avast 4.8 Home I get the error message "Not enough storage is available to process this demand". What does this mean and how do I get araound it? Any help appreciated.

Speedy Gonzales
10-12-2009, 08:49 PM
Sounds like your hdd is full / or nearly full. How much space is left on it? Use ccleaner and remove the temp files etc, or uninstall programs you dont use / need. Looks like this message appears in windows 98 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=45048.0). What OS is on it?

It seems to affect 98 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=45169.0), more than any other version of windows. I would uninstall it, then download the latest version, (since it now supports 95/98 again), then reinstall it

10-12-2009, 08:51 PM
Have 7GB free space that's what makes it a bit puzzling!

Speedy Gonzales
10-12-2009, 08:59 PM
Uninstall it then download / reinstall the latest version, if Win98 is on it as above

10-12-2009, 09:00 PM
Try downloading and installing the virus definitions from here (http://www.majorgeeks.com/avast_Virus_Definitions_d5150.html) if your version of Windows is other than 98.

10-12-2009, 09:06 PM
Ashamed to say OS is ME. Thanks will try that site.

Speedy Gonzales
10-12-2009, 09:14 PM
lol. We'll forgive you :p. If the webshield (if you use it) is always on 0, disable it. According to the FAQ, it doesnt work in 98/ME (http://www.avast.com/eng/webshield_issues.html)

11-12-2009, 06:46 AM
This on Avasts System Requirements page:
Note: The operating systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT4 will be supported until the end of 2009.

Nor is there any antispyware that works with 98/ME now either.

Upgrade time.

Speedy Gonzales
11-12-2009, 08:24 AM
What was the point in updating it on 27 November, this year so it would be compatible with 95 and 98 again then lol. I wouldnt have wasted my time

11-12-2009, 08:55 AM
New PC mate. :p

I've officially given up on Win98 and WinME unless it's something simple. NOD32 is the only AV I'm aware of that still works in 98 and ME.

Speedy Gonzales
11-12-2009, 08:59 AM
Put linux on it. Then you wont need an AV program. At least its free.