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I have Microsoft Security Essentials version 1. However it does not seem to be able to update to version 2. Do I have to download MSE v2 to get it?

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It did for me, came down via Windows Update after a few days.

Make sure Microsoft Update is enabled if you use Windows 7

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I have 5 computers with Win7, Vista, and XP. Despite they all have automatic updates enabled, MSE did not get updated to v2 till I manually did it. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jan 11 '11 at 7:25
I just now got the upgrade prompt, so it is automatic! – Steven Jan 30 '11 at 21:52

It does not update automatically. You have to download v2 and install it manually by running the exe. You can download v2 from here.

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thanks & +1 for the link – BrianA Jan 5 '11 at 12:39
You're welcome. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jan 5 '11 at 23:43

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