How to teach Live Mesh that it is not installed on the computer it thinks it would be? RRS feed

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  • Hi,
    strange question, simple but weird situation:
    I have 3 Win7 computers here that were deployed no by using images but by using Windows Backup. Now after deploying the backup to all 3 computers all computer names were changed. However Live Mesh and so on was installed already before. The problem now is that even after changing the computer name, Live Mesh thinks on every of those computers that it is currently running on the original computer and behaves like that (the change in computer name had no effect on Live Mesh what-so-ever). The big question: How to modify the 3 Windows-Installations that programmes like Mesh think that these are 3 different computers?

    Btw: the hardware and software installations on all three are the same.

    Any help appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    __________________________ Andreas Balzer Microsoft Student Partners email: andreas.balzer@studentpartners.de
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:07 PM


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  • There is a situation similar to yours in this thread - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/LiveMesh/thread/24a8589a-75d1-497f-a1ac-31f35bcdee03 The most likely solution is Steve's post which suggests searching the registry and deleting all references to Live Mesh after uninstalling it.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:17 PM
  • Did you clone your copy of Windows with all installed programs and data by using the full image backup of Windows 7 and then restore that image on 2 other PCs? If so, what you are encountering is expected behavior as they are copies of the same image, so they are the same PC to Live Mesh.
    Further, this would probably be against the terms of the Windows license (and perhaps any other installed software) unless you then changed the key and activated Windows again.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:58 AM