Re-install One Care and Restore backed up files on Replacement Hard Drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • My hard drive crashed and have now installed new drive. How do I set up a new drive on my One Care account without setting it up as a new computer?

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 4:55 PM


  • Reinstall OneCare by going to http://onecare.live.com and activate/subscribe by signing in with the same LiveID you originally subscribed with.

    Once you have activated OneCare, make the PC a Hub in your OneCare Circle - open OneCare, click on Your OneCare Circle. You'll see the new and the old PC listed (and any others on your subscription) after signing in to make your PC a hub. CLick "remove this PC" from the details of the old PC name.

    If the replacement drive and the old PC are using the same name, you don't need to do any of the above as the reinstall would be seen as the same PC.



    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:27 PM