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  • How do I install OneCare to a "replacement" computer in my circle? 
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:54 PM

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  • Hello Dave, if you haven't already done so go to your hub computer and remove the decommissioned computer from your One Care Circle. If the decommissioned computer was the hub computer you can designate another computer a hub ( you can change this later ). On the new computer download the One Care trial - http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/3/default.htm After the trial is installed open One Care, select "Subscribe" and when asked for a Live ID enter the Live ID and password associated with your One Care subscription and One Care will activate.
    Jim
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:18 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hello Dave, if you haven't already done so go to your hub computer and remove the decommissioned computer from your One Care Circle. If the decommissioned computer was the hub computer you can designate another computer a hub ( you can change this later ). On the new computer download the One Care trial - http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/3/default.htm After the trial is installed open One Care, select "Subscribe" and when asked for a Live ID enter the Live ID and password associated with your One Care subscription and One Care will activate.
    Jim
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:18 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you Jim.  That sounds easy enough.

    This is a 'non' hub computer I am replacing.  I have the OneCare CD, why can't I install with that?  Also, will I be able to 'restore' from my backup to the new computer or will I need to recover the data for my programs from a second hard drive?

    Dave

     

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:32 PM
  • The CD simply launches the installer to download the latest files for install. If you have an older CD, you could encounter an error, so we advise that installing via the web is the way to go.

    You should be able to launch the restore wizard on the new PC after OneCare is installed and restore from your backup:

     

      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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

       

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Fantastic Steve.  Thank you very much for all the instructions.  I am ready to start the change now.

    Dave

     

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:24 PM