WINDOWS LIVE ONECARE 2.0 UPGRADE TIPS

After the upgrade to version 2.0 is installed, OneCare will demand answers to a number of questions. These steps will get you through with a minimum of fuss, and return you to the simplest setup.

  • If you are asked for a Windows Live ID name and password to activate the program, you’ll have to deal with it. OneCare was originally installed with a Windows Live ID – an e-mail address and a password. If you’re my client, send me a note and I’ll try to help out.
  • If you are asked whether you want your computer to be a Hub PC, say NO.
  • When you are asked to review your backup plan, choose NOT to centrally manage your backups, then click Next and Save. You do not need to change any settings.
  • If you are asked for the location of your computer, choose HOME OR WORK, not “Public.”

One additional change will help avoid unnecessary messages:

  • Open OneCare and click on Change Settings, then click on the Printer Sharing tab. Uncheck the box to “automatically share my printers.”

If you’d rather have me deal with these settings, send me a note.

I am helping you bypass some potentially useful features for simplicity. If you are interested, click here for more information. I encourage you to investigate the new features and put them to work!