Can the OneCare circle contain Vista & XP RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I have OneCare installed (& activated) on my laptop Dell XPS M1710 - Vista Ultimate 64 bit.   I want to setup a circle.  Will the circle work across Vista and XP?
    The Vista laptop is the main 1 and i want to add 2 XP Home laptops to the circle. 

    Can this be done?

    Thank you.

    • Edited by KrishnasPad Friday, June 26, 2009 7:20 PM Fixing thread title bug
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 5:30 PM


  • Yes. A OneCare Circle is defined as the PCs that have OneCare installed and activated with the same LiveID. Since you can have 3 computers on the same subscription, they become a circle.
    You will not be able to share printers between the 32 bit and 64 bit machines using the OneCare printer sharing feature, but all else will work. To share printers, you will need to do that manually via File and printer Sharing in Windows.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 5:34 PM