18 Agustus 2007 21:54
Q: I am thinking about buying "Windows Live OneCare" but if I buy version 1.5 or 1.6 from my local shop and active it will this allow me to use 2.0 when its released?
18 Agustus 2007 22:49ModeratorYes, all subscribers who'se accounts are current at the time of version 2.0 release will be upgraded automatically.
19 Agustus 2007 21:22
Thanks for the fast reply.
Does this mean if I subscribe in "Sept 2007" using version 1.5 or 1.6 that I can use version 2.0 or any newer version so long as I keep my subscription active?
19 Agustus 2007 21:45ModeratorIf your intention is to use the beta 2.0, you can just wait until the trial expires and then purchase a subscription.
19 Agustus 2007 22:11
No I was wonting to subscribe to the newest version of OneCare when its out of the beta stages but the retail version at my local PC store as eather version 1.5 or 1.6.
19 Agustus 2007 22:19ModeratorOne Care version 1.6 is the only version that can be purchased right now. If you purchase a subscription to version 1.6 you will automatically be upgraded to each new version when it is released. One Care 2.0 will be in beta for a few more months and can't be purchased but if you subscribe to version 1.6 you will be automatically upgraded to version 2.0 when 2.0 is released as a finished product at the end of the beta period.
19 Agustus 2007 22:22
OK juist the answer I was looking for thanks, I will buy this program.
19 Agustus 2007 22:35
PS - This is why I asked because this site does not say what verion it is selling : http://www.littlewoodsdirect.com/rf/lxd//navigation/product.do?D=412122407&thisprod=412122407&Mis_item_loc_id=1&Ntk=group_search&SNtt=onecare&N=85%20101&Nu=this_product&Ntt=412122407&Dx=mode+matchall&Np=1&product=412122407&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&SNu=pca_id&Mis_item_id=15
20 Agustus 2007 0:16Moderator
Whatever CD you purchase, if you insert it to install on your PC, it will still connect to the OneCare servers to download the latest version.
The exception is that a version 1.0 CD cannot be installed on Vista and a 1.0 or 1.5 CD cannot be installed on Vista X64.
Once you have the retail CD and product key, you can always install the latest version from http://onecare.live.com and then activate using the retail product key.