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  • Question

  • I've just been looking on the onecare help centre and it seems the only way to renew my onecare subscription is to use a credit card. As i do not have a credit card, is there anyother way to do this without losing all of my settings. Does buying a new CD from a shop and installing it over my current onecare renew my subscription, and does it keep all your settings? plz help. I live in the UK.
    Friday, January 25, 2008 1:00 PM

Answers

  • Microsoft allows you to buy a retail box, and then use the product key/pin from that retail box to renew you subscription. Just last week, when the local OfficeMax store had Live OneCare on sale for $19.99 USD, I bought a copy to renew my subcription, even though it doesn't expire until July 2008. I saved myself $30.00 USD by doing that.

     

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    https://billing.microsoft.com/

     

    On the website posted they have an option to renew the product using a product key/pin number from a retail box.

     

    Friday, January 25, 2008 3:23 PM

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  • Microsoft allows you to buy a retail box, and then use the product key/pin from that retail box to renew you subscription. Just last week, when the local OfficeMax store had Live OneCare on sale for $19.99 USD, I bought a copy to renew my subcription, even though it doesn't expire until July 2008. I saved myself $30.00 USD by doing that.

     

    logo on to:

     

    https://billing.microsoft.com/

     

    On the website posted they have an option to renew the product using a product key/pin number from a retail box.

     

    Friday, January 25, 2008 3:23 PM
  • Buy the new CD. Use the retail key to renew by signing in at http://billing.microsoft.com and using the renew link for OneCare and then the link to renew with a PIN or token, which will be the 25 character retail key.

    You do not need to reinstall and if you do reinstall, and sign in with your subscription LiveID, not only will all of your settings be lost (they are never saved on a reinstall), but your existing subscription with the original expiration will be seen and you will not be asked for the key or payment information.

    -steve

     

    Friday, January 25, 2008 3:29 PM
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