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  • I just bought and downloaded a new windows live onecare from the microsoft store and installed it into my computer. After I reboted my computer and finished the instal it says my subscription is expired. how do i get rid of this?
    Sunday, February 15, 2009 8:19 PM

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    You did not need to uninstall/reinstall. You simply needed to renew with the retail key.

    Now that you reinstalled, by activating with the same LiveID, the new install inherited the subscription status of the existing subscription and you were not prompted for payment or a retail PIN/Key.

     

    Go to http://billing.microsoft.com/ and sign in with your subscription LiveID. (Open OneCare and click help/about to view the subscription LiveID)

    Select the OneCare subscription and click on the renew link.

    Choose the option to renew with a prepaid PIN or token which is the retail product key.

    Enter the 25 character key and proceed.

    It can take up to 24 hours for the subscription status to be updated in OneCare if you are renewing within 30 days of expiration and 5 days if renewal was performed between 90 and 30 days before expiration.

     

    If you encounter any problems, contact support - 

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, February 16, 2009 4:27 PM
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  • Hello matthew, it can take 24-48 hours for your subscription status to update in One Care after renewal.
    Jim
    Sunday, February 15, 2009 8:53 PM
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    You did not need to uninstall/reinstall. You simply needed to renew with the retail key.

    Now that you reinstalled, by activating with the same LiveID, the new install inherited the subscription status of the existing subscription and you were not prompted for payment or a retail PIN/Key.

     

    Go to http://billing.microsoft.com/ and sign in with your subscription LiveID. (Open OneCare and click help/about to view the subscription LiveID)

    Select the OneCare subscription and click on the renew link.

    Choose the option to renew with a prepaid PIN or token which is the retail product key.

    Enter the 25 character key and proceed.

    It can take up to 24 hours for the subscription status to be updated in OneCare if you are renewing within 30 days of expiration and 5 days if renewal was performed between 90 and 30 days before expiration.

     

    If you encounter any problems, contact support - 

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, February 16, 2009 4:27 PM
    Moderator
  • matthew_m1982 said:

    I just bought and downloaded a new windows live onecare from the microsoft store and installed it into my computer. After I reboted my computer and finished the instal it says my subscription is expired. how do i get rid of this?



    3 answers for the price of one. :-)

    If you renewed, then Jim's answer is perhaps correct.
    If you installed and activated with a subscription ID for an existing expired subscription, then my first response is correct.
    If, however, this is a new install and you activated the subscription, then the following may apply:
     

    Did you purchase by clicking Subscribe in OneCare or did you purchase by signing in at the OneCare web site? If the latter, click subscribe in OneCare and sign in with the *same* LiveID you used to purchase the subscription.

     

    When you activate OneCare from within OneCare to start your subscription, it first requires you to sign in with a LiveID and then provides the opportunity to enter a retail key or purchase online. Once you've completed the entry and submission of the key and payment information, your subscription is created and the subscription credentials are downloaded back to your copy of OneCare. These credentials are refreshed periodically, too. If something is blocking the receipt of the credentials, activation is not complete and your PC will remain in trial mode. Make sure that there are no other security programs running, including Parental Controls, which should be disabled at activation. Other security programs - firewalls, real time spyware protection and anti-virus need to be completely removed in order to use OneCare.

     

    If your subscription to OneCare shows as still trial mode after purchase and activation in OneCare

    • Verify that you have a clear Internet connection - no other security programs running.
    • Check your PC date and time.
    • Check your subscription status by logging in with your subscription LiveID at http://billing.microsoft.com
    • Confirm that this is the same LiveID shown to be the Subscription ID in OneCare - Help/About...

    If your subscription is correctly shown at the Billing site, but incorrect in OneCare and your PC date and time are correct, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90 

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Monday, February 16, 2009 4:30 PM
    Moderator