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Download One Care 2.0 Beta

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  • What is the point of the link http://get.live.com/betas/onecare_faq?

    There is nothing on that page that relates to Betas, or even Windows Live One Care.

    Please explain what I should be doing there.

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 4:21 AM
  • I don't know what you see at that link, but this is what I see:

     

    Windows Live OneCare 2.0 Beta

    All-in-one security and performance for all your PCs

    In which countries can I use Windows Live OneCare 2.0 Beta?
    OneCare is supported in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK, US.
    What if new viruses or other Internet threats come out?
    Windows Live OneCare 2.0 Beta will regularly update itself based on emerging Internet threats so you can have better peace of mind.
    How do I use OneCare Online Photo Backup?
    OneCare Online Photo Backup is not available during this beta. Access to this feature will require a paid subscription. More information about this feature will be available at the end of the beta.
    Is x64 supported?
    Yes.
    I'm a paid subscriber to OneCare. Do I need to install the 2.0 beta?
    No. If you're already a paid subscriber for the service available at onecare.live.com, then you're enjoying the peace of mind that comes with a released Microsoft product. When the 2.0 beta is over, all paid OneCare subscribers will automatically be upgraded to version 2.0 at no additional charge.
    Sign up
     
     
    The page at http://get.live.com/betas/onecare_faq has been updated. The question about x64 has been clarified with a complete answer.
    Is x64 supported?
    OneCare 2.0 Beta supports Windows Vista x64 systems.
    Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:18 AM
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  • That is sooooo weird. I was getting a Windows Live Homepage, with absolutely NO reference to Beta's like above. I tried it a number of times, but I never got the same results as you. But today I did! Many thanks.
    Friday, July 13, 2007 4:02 AM
  • wow, i think that windows live one care is really cool, good work guys.

    Friday, July 13, 2007 11:53 AM
  • I agree. I've tried previous Beta versions and had to uninstall it because my PC would be so slow. This time, however, has been different. It has well flawlessly with Vista Home Premium and Business editions as well as with WinXP Home. The one thing I noticed right after I installed it is that, on all three occasions, is that Internet slowed down huge the first time I tried to go online, but after that it worked AOK. Excellent.

    Saturday, July 14, 2007 3:57 AM
  • Glad to hear that you are having a good experience with the beta.

    -steve

    Sunday, July 15, 2007 1:30 AM
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  • I got email and read all info on update - Great

    I am a member of perpetual-beta - cool. BUT it is still offering me 1.6.xxx and if i go to v2.0 explicitly i still get referenced to v1.6

    I have tried for both systems i have with v1.6 and for my xp x64 with SP2 and it STILL is not offering the v2.0

     

    What is going on?

     

    Is anybody getting to v2.0? Or am the only one who is not?

     

    Thanks

    Sunday, July 15, 2007 5:35 PM
  • I decided to try the 2 beta release on a less critical PC in my homenetwork and I must say the install process went very smoothly. Especially the network environment was recognized and implemented without any problems. My compliments!

    As to the new functionallity ... I still don't know whether there is anything that is useful to me. However most important to me is that Onecare keeps my PC in good shape without me having to bother about this issue and the start was good !

    Sunday, July 15, 2007 7:51 PM
  •  MarcusvR wrote:

    I got email and read all info on update - Great

    I am a member of perpetual-beta - cool. BUT it is still offering me 1.6.xxx and if i go to v2.0 explicitly i still get referenced to v1.6

    I have tried for both systems i have with v1.6 and for my xp x64 with SP2 and it STILL is not offering the v2.0

     

    What is going on?

     

    Is anybody getting to v2.0? Or am the only one who is not?

     

    Thanks

    If you are on the perpetual beta, you will remain on 1.6. Discuss the perpetual in the private newsgroups, not here.

    If you have a spare machine to test the public beta of 2.0 on, get it from the public download site - don't activate it with the LiveID used for your other beta machine(s).

    -steve

    Monday, July 16, 2007 12:03 AM
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  • Stephen,

    As mentioned i have a xp x64 + sp2 box that i want to install v2 onto - but IT WILL NOT INSTALL - as whatever link i try - and i have tried the ones being offered for v2.0... - it still goes to v1.6 and says x64 not supported!!

     

    What to do?

     

    Also i used my wife's hotmail.com address and still does not work?

    Monday, July 16, 2007 12:12 AM
  •  MarcusvR wrote:

    Stephen,

    As mentioned i have a xp x64 + sp2 box that i want to install v2 onto - but IT WILL NOT INSTALL - as whatever link i try - and i have tried the ones being offered for v2.0... - it still goes to v1.6 and says x64 not supported!!

     

    What to do?

     

    Also i used my wife's hotmail.com address and still does not work?

    Teach me to read before posting!

     

    Sorry, XP x64 is not a supported platform. XP 32 bit only, and Vista 32 bit and x64 are supported.

    -steve

    Monday, July 16, 2007 4:36 PM
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  • I have been using One Care trial and this is about to expire. Microsoft sent an e-mail advertising One Care 2.0  Beta. Have tried to open link provided but nothing happens. There is nothing on the page
     
    Thursday, July 26, 2007 4:41 AM
  • Did you try the link at the top of this thread?

    -steve

    Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:51 PM
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  •  

    Stephen,

     

    This FAQ is misleading. It says that it supports x64, but i have tried to impliment it on XP sp2 x64 and it does not work. Further reading suggests that it only supports Vista x64.

     

    so what is the REAL word?

     

    Thanks

    Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:12 PM
  •  MarcusvR wrote:

     

    Stephen,

     

    This FAQ is misleading. It says that it supports x64, but i have tried to impliment it on XP sp2 x64 and it does not work. Further reading suggests that it only supports Vista x64.

     

    so what is the REAL word?

     

    Thanks

     

    XP x64 is *not* supported.

    Vista x64 is suported.

     

    -steve

    Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:14 PM
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  • The above does strike me as misleading, i.e. not telling us that XP x64 is not supported, only VISTA x64.
    Wednesday, August 01, 2007 7:38 PM
  •  DRPBL wrote:
    The above does strike me as misleading, i.e. not telling us that XP x64 is not supported, only VISTA x64.

    This is an old thread, so I updated my original quoted text of the FAQ entry from the start of the beta. The FAQ was updated shortly after this thread got underway and is no longer *as* misleading.

    I don't know that the FAQ needs to state explicitly that something is not supported if it states only that Vista x64 is supported, but I can see your point.

    -steve

    Friday, August 03, 2007 2:41 PM
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  • Stephen or anyone else who might know...

     

    Sorry if this is in an obvious place, but with a little looking I couldn't find it. Has any decision been made about whether or not they ever plan to support XP x64? I have a dual-boot machine and would really like OneCare running on the XP x64 partition. Since it's running on my Vista x64 partition I do get the virus scan/defrag/clean-up/backup benefits of that installation, but a little more sniffing while surfing would be appreciated. I guess with what I already have plus a firewall I'm probably pretty safe, but..

     

    Anyways, thanks for any info.

    Monday, August 13, 2007 1:06 AM
  • Nothing has been announced about XP64 except that the 2.0 beta *does not* support XP64. Based on my read of that FAQ entry for the 2.0 beta, I would suspect that it will never support XP64, sorry to say.

    I think Avast free home edition works on XP64 - www.avast.com

     

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:18 AM
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  • I am sorry to hear about Microsoft's continued lack of support for XP x64. I can say that AVAST was installed on my x64 system months ago and has been working great. 32-bit XP Pro is my second boot option on this machine and does not get used much (except to run the One Care Beta!).
    BTW,  has anyone here tried Vista x64? I wonder if my old beta disk would activate? Tried the Vista 32-bit beta on my other Linux box.  It was stable, only had to re-install it one time (!), but I had as much trouble with 32-bit Vista drivers as I have with XP x64 drivers. Incredible hassle with Linksys wireless drivers.  Reminded me of Linux and wi-fi. Still, I will say that Mepis 6.0 ran circles around Vista for normal web browsing and disk operations on my marginally endowed Linux platform. When the beta expired I took it off and haven't missed it.

    - Paul

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 9:26 PM
  • I have not personally tried Vista X64, but those that I know who have used it love it to the point of fanaticism.

    Your copy of Vista X64 should activate if it is a valid retail key.

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:31 AM
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