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  • One Care makes this process horribly complicated.  I am trying to back up my computer to an external drive- One care will not allo this because the PC is not a Hub PC- why this matters is anybody's guess.  However, the computer is the hub computer- so now what?
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:28 AM Moved to relevant category (From:Feedback and Comments)
    Friday, September 11, 2009 6:06 PM

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  • OneCare can backup from a single PC to an external USB drive without it being a hub PC. If you wish to use Centralized Backup, you must have a PC configured as a Hub PC.
    To configure backup for a single PC, skip the Centralized Backup process and configure backup for the single PC, pointing to the external drive attached to that PC. If you previously configured backup on this PC to use CD/DVD, reset your backup plan by turning off backup and saving the settings, then configure backup to use the new device.
    If the external drive is eSATA, it can't be used as an external drive in most cases, as an eSATA drive often appears as an "internal" drive to Windows.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Monday, September 14, 2009 11:56 AM
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  • Hello tjdurkee,

    Welcome to the OneCare support forum:  http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsliveonecare
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, September 11, 2009 6:43 PM
  • OneCare can backup from a single PC to an external USB drive without it being a hub PC. If you wish to use Centralized Backup, you must have a PC configured as a Hub PC.
    To configure backup for a single PC, skip the Centralized Backup process and configure backup for the single PC, pointing to the external drive attached to that PC. If you previously configured backup on this PC to use CD/DVD, reset your backup plan by turning off backup and saving the settings, then configure backup to use the new device.
    If the external drive is eSATA, it can't be used as an external drive in most cases, as an eSATA drive often appears as an "internal" drive to Windows.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Monday, September 14, 2009 11:56 AM
    Moderator