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  • I bought my cpu from cercuit city durring there cloce out. It had windows live one loaded on to it, but someone has there e-mail associated to it, I tried to remove it and put my e-mail (deleted) butnow it says and (understaning) that im not associated with this one care account and I must sighn up for my own... Now my current supsciption was good untill 8-7-09 and it is already on my cpu. do I need to start al over or can I just renew. also it now says its nolonger active on my cpu now that i changes or tried to change the e-mail..
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:27 PM


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  • You will need to contact support to get the LiveID reset that CircuitCity had set up for your OneCare subscription. If you still have the paperwork from that sale, they should have given you the LiveID (email address) and password for your subscription. You cannot change the LiveID to your email address, since you do not have a subscription for that email address.

    I'll add that you do not need to renew since your subscription will get a free 6 month extension (see the announcement at the top of this forum)


    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    If you have the LiveID and password from Circuit City, you can re-activate.

    If the activation dialog already contains a LiveID from a prior attempt or one used in trial mode, but this is not the one you need to activate with to associate it with your subscription, see this post for how to reset this - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/f5ce50e4-9165-40a5-891b-fe5d0659738b

    For more information see Instant Help - http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=onecarev2&mkt=en-us&querytype=topic&query=OneCare_PROC_FindLiveIDHelp.htm



    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 7:00 PM
  • I do not have any of the paper work this was there diplay model and the sold it to me as is... also you mentioned 6 month extention how do i get that. and also what is the phone # to support or there e-mail?
    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 7:33 PM
  • At this point, I believe that you need to get the LiveID reset to be able to activate your installed copy. Once you know the LiveID and password, you can go to https://billing.microsoft.com and sign in to see your subscription status. My previous post includes the link to the FAQ for how to reach support - via email as a "trial" user since you cannot validate your subscription at this point.


    Unofficial path - send me an email at sboots@mvps.org with a subject line including "OneCare" (to get past my spam filtering) and in the message body, tell me what country you are in, your forum nickname, and paste this link:

    I am not online 24x7, so you may be waiting for a reply, but I'll do my best to hook you up with support.

    If you don't get an email response from me wthin 24 hours, post back as my email provider is getting more aggressive with the spam filtering.



    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:29 PM