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  • I have purchased a new computer. How do I transfer One Care to the new machine? I will no longer be using the old machine. Also, I have a laptop on  my wireless network. Can I apply the One Care to it as well?
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:09 AM

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  • To add additional computers to your One Care subscription install the One Care trial - http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/install/install.htm To activate,open One Care, select "Subscribe" and when asked for a Live ID enter the Live ID and password associated with your subscription and One Care will activate. You can have up to three active computers protected on your One Care subscription.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    • Marked as answer by JimR1Moderator Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:02 AM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:00 AM
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  • To add additional computers to your One Care subscription install the One Care trial - http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/install/install.htm To activate,open One Care, select "Subscribe" and when asked for a Live ID enter the Live ID and password associated with your subscription and One Care will activate. You can have up to three active computers protected on your One Care subscription.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    • Marked as answer by JimR1Moderator Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:02 AM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:00 AM
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  • Jim ... I also purchased a new computer , now I know what to do to reistall my One Care in it... but need instructions to transfer all the information that was created by One Care a Back up in my external drive... As far as I can see, the back up copy is created as SQL Database with files. But need precise instructions to load them to my new computer in a usable way...


    Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:46 PM
  • Jim ... I also purchased a new computer , now I know what to do to reistall my One Care in it... but need instructions to transfer all the information that was created by One Care a Back up in my external drive... As far as I can see, the back up copy is created as SQL Database with files. But need precise instructions to load them to my new computer in a usable way...



    The OneCare backup is a collection of .zip files along with a catalog of the state of the PC for each backup to allow you to restore the latest or some point earlier. In your case, you'll want to restore the data using the latest backup. Choose the option to restore a backup from another PC. Instructions for how to use the Restore Wizard from OneCare Help below.
    -steve

     

      Restore files from a backup

       

      If your computer goes through a hardware failure or if some of your files are deleted from your computer and you've backed up your files, you can restore the files to your computer from a previous backup. If you're using a hub PC, you can restore backup files from any computer in your OneCare circle. You can choose which files to restore and which backup to restore the files from.

      To restore all files from a backup:

    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Express Restore.
    5. Click Restore files.
    6. Click Finish.
    7. To select specific files to restore or to select a specific backup to restore from:

    8. Open OneCare.
    9. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    10. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    11. Click Custom Restore.
    12. To restore files from the most recent backup of your computer, click Restore files from the current backup on this computer.
    13. –or–

      Restore files that were backed up from another computer.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Restore files from backup of another machine.
        2. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.

      –or–

      Restore files from an earlier backup.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Restore files from an earlier backup or a backup from another computer.
        2. Click the location of the backup device, and then click Next.
        3. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.
    14. To restore all files that are no longer on your computer, click Restore all missing files.
    15. –or–

      Restore specific types of files.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Restore files by file type.
        2. Next to the types of files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
        3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
        4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.

      –or–

      Select the files that you want to restore.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Search for files to restore.
        2. In the search box, type all or part of the name of the file that you want to restore, and then click Next.
        3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
        4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.
    16. Click Restore files.
    17. Click Finish.
    18. Note

      If OneCare detects that there are no appropriate files to restore, you won't receive the Restore files option.


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Use the option to restore from another PC in the instructions below, taken from OneCare Help. OneCare backups are standard .zip files and a catalong of the state of your PC at each backup.
    -steve
     

      Restore files from a backup

       

      If your computer goes through a hardware failure or if some of your files are deleted from your computer and you've backed up your files, you can restore the files to your computer from a previous backup. If you're using a hub PC, you can restore backup files from any computer in your OneCare circle. You can choose which files to restore and which backup to restore the files from.

      To restore all files from a backup:

    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Express Restore.
    5. Click Restore files.
    6. Click Finish.
    7. To select specific files to restore or to select a specific backup to restore from:

    8. Open OneCare.
    9. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    10. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    11. Click Custom Restore.
    12. To restore files from the most recent backup of your computer, click Restore files from the current backup on this computer.
    13. –or–

      Restore files that were backed up from another computer.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Restore files from backup of another machine.
        2. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.

      –or–

      Restore files from an earlier backup.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Restore files from an earlier backup or a backup from another computer.
        2. Click the location of the backup device, and then click Next.
        3. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.
    14. To restore all files that are no longer on your computer, click Restore all missing files.
    15. –or–

      Restore specific types of files.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Restore files by file type.
        2. Next to the types of files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
        3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
        4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.

      –or–

      Select the files that you want to restore.

       

      1.  
        1. Click Search for files to restore.
        2. In the search box, type all or part of the name of the file that you want to restore, and then click Next.
        3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
        4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.
    16. Click Restore files.
    17. Click Finish.
    18. Note

      If OneCare detects that there are no appropriate files to restore, you won't receive the Restore files option.


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:08 PM
    Moderator