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  • I wish to replace Live One Care with Security Essentials and Defender. Can I simply download the latter two and then uninstall Live One Care? I'm still using XP.
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:07 PM

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  • If you install Microsoft Security Essentials do not install Windows Defender. MSE protects from spyware as well as viruses so Defender is not needed. Before installing MSE, One Care should be uninstalled and the cleanup tool should be used - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/399071e2-49dc-4767-932d-d261e3965943 After installing MSe if you have questions or need help the MSE forums are here - http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse

    Jim
    Microsoft MVP Consumer Security - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:18 AM
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  • Thanks, Jim. I was surprised I couldn't find this information in the popular literature. Cheers.
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 4:31 PM
  • Question:

    If I remove Windows One Livecare, what about my backup feature that I have everything on my computer backed up with?

     

    Thursday, April 1, 2010 9:18 PM
  • Question:

    If I remove Windows One Livecare, what about my backup feature that I have everything on my computer backed up with?

     


    You can download and install the OneCare Restore tool - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecarebackupandrestore/thread/e5d686c8-762b-4b22-bc08-bfb93f911e57

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, April 5, 2010 2:29 PM
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  • I am afraid to uninstall Microsoft Live Once Care before installing Microsoft Security Essentials.  Can I uninstall Live one AFTER I install Security Essentials?

    Thank you.

    Monday, June 14, 2010 5:30 PM
  • I am afraid to uninstall Microsoft Live Once Care before installing Microsoft Security Essentials.  Can I uninstall Live one AFTER I install Security Essentials?

    Thank you.


    No. OneCare must be removed first. When OneCare is removed and the PC reboots, the Windows Firewall will prevent any inbound intrusions. While MSE is installing, don't open your email or browse the web or open any other files. let MSE finish installing and the PC will then be protected by MSE.

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:58 AM
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