Can I buy new license to renew? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My OneCare is about to expire.  I am going to renew.  I need to know if I buy a new license from a vendor on-line can that license be used to extend my existing license?  Also, if I buy an unopened/unregistered old version (v1.5) will that version be upgradable to the latest and greatest OneCare?

    Saturday, July 5, 2008 3:30 PM


  • If you purchase a retail CD you can use the product key to renew your subscription. The age of the CD does not matter since there is no need to uninstall your current One Care installation. To renew using a retail CD product key go to billing - https://billing.microsoft.com/home.aspx and sign in using the Live ID associated with your subscription. Select your One Care subscription then select "Renew this service". When you reach the payment page select "Pre-Paid PIN or Token" as the payment method. Enter the 25 character product key from the retail package.


    Saturday, July 5, 2008 4:33 PM