switching my protection to a new computer RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have Live OneCare on 3 computers as I am allowed - but now one of my computers has died and I would like to switch the protection to a new one.
    How do I do that?
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:51 AM


  • Install OneCare (the trial) on the new PC from http://onecare.live.com and activate it with your subscription LiveID by clicking subscribe.
    Optionally, make on of the 3 existing computers a Hub PC in your Circle and view the subscribed PCs. The one that is no longer alive will be listed and will show the lasted communication date/time. There is a link next to each PC - remove this PC. Select the "dead" PC by clicking the link to remove and it will be off your subscription. Unless you are doing a while lot of reinstalling, this last bit is optional. Simply adding OneCare on the new PC and activating will take care of it as far as licensing is concerned.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:58 PM