Restoring without OneCare RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had to reformat my Vista computer and decided to invest in another security suite that gives me more control over my computer.  However, neither program (OneCare or the other) will allow both to exist on the same computer.  Now, I cannot access the backup files.

    Is there a way to restore the OneCare files without OneCare?

    Thank you 
    Sunday, December 14, 2008 6:11 AM


  • Hello gcdyer1965, the easy way would be to uninstall your other security suite, install One Care, restore your files, uninstall One Care, then reinstall your security suite. The more difficult way is to take ownership of the One Care backup folder, use a utility such as WinZip to extract the backup files to a folder, then manually move them to the desired locations.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live / Windows Live One Care Forum Moderator
    Sunday, December 14, 2008 6:28 AM