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    when i try to activate one care it tells me the key no. is incorrect i have uninstalled and installed several times and also typed in the number several times.this is new out of the box all the seal were in placs PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME?
    Monday, August 11, 2008 3:38 PM

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  • If you are getting an error about the key being invalid, you are mistaking at least one character or you have a misprinted key. The latter is very rare, though it can happen.

    I hate the font that they use for the key - some characters are miserable to discern. J and I look all too much alike, as do O and 0.

    I recommend that you use a magnifying glass to check the characters closely - I find that I need to do this. If you are still encountering a problem with activation, you have about 2 weeks to get activated, so I'd go ahead and open an email request to support, explaining the problem. See the FAQ and use the Trial user option to start the email request. If you can provide a digital image - scan or photo - of the key to the tech that responds, they can validate the key for you.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

    -steve

     

    Monday, August 11, 2008 5:45 PM
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  • If you are getting an error about the key being invalid, you are mistaking at least one character or you have a misprinted key. The latter is very rare, though it can happen.

    I hate the font that they use for the key - some characters are miserable to discern. J and I look all too much alike, as do O and 0.

    I recommend that you use a magnifying glass to check the characters closely - I find that I need to do this. If you are still encountering a problem with activation, you have about 2 weeks to get activated, so I'd go ahead and open an email request to support, explaining the problem. See the FAQ and use the Trial user option to start the email request. If you can provide a digital image - scan or photo - of the key to the tech that responds, they can validate the key for you.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

    -steve

     

    Monday, August 11, 2008 5:45 PM
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  • thanks the i was a j

    Monday, August 11, 2008 6:40 PM
  • it keeps telling me that i need to subscribe to this

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:34 AM
  •  tangtig8 wrote:
    it keeps telling me that i need to subscribe to this

    If you installed a retail copy of OneCare, you still need to subscribe/activate by clicking the link in OneCare, signing in with a LiveID (http://account.live.com) and selecting the option to activate with a retail PIN/Key. If you have done that and OneCare has not activated on your PC, remaining in trial mode:

    When you activate OneCare from within OneCare to start your subscription, it first requires you to sign in with a LiveID and then provides the opportunity to enter a retail key or purchase online. Once you've completed the entry and submission of the key and payment information, your subscription is created and the subscription credentials are downloaded back to your copy of OneCare. These credentials are refreshed periodically, too. If something is blocking the receipt of the credentials, activation is not complete and your PC will remain in trial mode. Make sure that there are no other security programs running, including Parental Controls, which should be disabled at activation. Other security programs - firewalls, real time spyware protection and anti-virus need to be completely removed in order to use OneCare.

     

    If your subscription to OneCare shows as still trial mode after purchase and activation in OneCare

    • Verify that you have a clear Internet connection - no other security programs running.
    • Check your PC date and time.
    • Check your subscription status by logging in with your subscription LiveID at http://billing.microsoft.com
    • Confirm that this is the same LiveID shown to be the Subscription ID in OneCare - Help/About...

    If your subscription is correctly shown at the Billing site, but incorrect in OneCare and your PC date and time are correct, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:01 PM
    Moderator