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  • Can I set up our Netbook on the same system as our PC.  Such as Windows Live OneCare?
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 1:04 PM

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  • I think that I understand your question. If you are a subscriber to OneCare today and have it installed on 1 or 2 other computers and now want to install OneCare on the new netbook that is running XP (or Vista, but not Windows 7), you can do this.
    You would need to remove any pre-installed security software on the netbook. Then:
     

    On the Netbook, go to http://onecare.live.com - member accounts - add a computer. Activate with your LiveID for your subscription after it has installed on the Netbook and it becomes part of your subscription.

    However, I'd recommend not doing so.
     

    You can use the free Microsoft Security essentials for malware protection on XP, Vista, or Windows 7 - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/resources.aspx 

    See this post for End of Life information for Windows Live OneCare - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecaregeneral/thread/81996436-edad-41ba-bdfc-02fc094e2ca9

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 1:12 PM
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  • Wow I am totally out of my league with all this knowledge out here.  Maybe my question is too simple.  Sorry.
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 1:06 PM
  • I think that I understand your question. If you are a subscriber to OneCare today and have it installed on 1 or 2 other computers and now want to install OneCare on the new netbook that is running XP (or Vista, but not Windows 7), you can do this.
    You would need to remove any pre-installed security software on the netbook. Then:
     

    On the Netbook, go to http://onecare.live.com - member accounts - add a computer. Activate with your LiveID for your subscription after it has installed on the Netbook and it becomes part of your subscription.

    However, I'd recommend not doing so.
     

    You can use the free Microsoft Security essentials for malware protection on XP, Vista, or Windows 7 - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/resources.aspx 

    See this post for End of Life information for Windows Live OneCare - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecaregeneral/thread/81996436-edad-41ba-bdfc-02fc094e2ca9

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 1:12 PM
    Moderator