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Windows Live OneCare and Windows 7


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#1 Derek Ellis

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:25 PM

I just ran the Windows 7 Upgrade advsior beta to see if my system can handle Windows 7. (see my system stats on the side of my profile). I am using Windows Live OneCare on my computer, and it says i have to remove it before upgrading. Does anyone have info about using OneCare for windows 7? I really like using it, and i dont want to buy another antivirus software just so i can upgrade.

I think this is strange, since arent both of these products made my Microsoft? I mean wouldnt you expect to be able to use ALL products from the same company?

I do know there are free anti-virus software out there, but i have not been able to find one that works. I had Norton when i got my first Dell in 2002, canned it after 4 years, tried nothing but free stuff for a year got fed up with using them, and have been using OneCare ever since (2006), and my computers are running better than before.

Oh forgot to add, i am running Windows XP Home w/ SP3 on both of my systems.

Edited by Derek Ellis, 09 May 2009 - 11:33 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:49 PM

I don't have very much experience with OneCare, but I assume they gave you a product key so that you can reinstall it.

And for free antiviruses, you might want to check Avira
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:03 AM

ok here is a copy of the report from running it. I highlight in bold the issue i am having

You need to prepare your system before installing Windows 7.
System Requirements
Upgrade Backup system first You'll need to perform a custom installation of Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin. Go online to get important information about installing Windows 7.
CPU speed 2.40 GHz Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
RAM 2.00 GB Your system memory meets the 1 GB requirement for 32-bit Windows 7 and the 2 GB requirement for 64-bit Windows 7.
Hard Drive Free Space 201.54 GB Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 16 GB free space for 32-bit Windows 7 and 20 GB free space for 64-bit Windows 7.
Windows Aero Capable Your system can run Windows Aero.

Devices
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926
Dell Inkjet Drivers Action recommended Run Windows Update after installing Windows 7 to make this device compatible.
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926
Dell Action recommended Run Windows Update after installing Windows 7 to make this device compatible.
Realtek High Definition Audio
Realtek Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
ATI Radeon HD 2400
ATI Technologies Inc. Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 2920
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 2926
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2939
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
Intel® ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C
Intel Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
American Power Conversion USB UPS
American Power Conversion Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.
USB Mass Storage Device
Compatible USB storage device Compatible This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Programs
Windows Live OneCare
version 2.5.2900.15
Microsoft Corporation Uninstall first You need to uninstall this program before upgrading to Windows 7. You won't be able to install it after upgrading to Windows 7.

Microsoft LifeCam
version 1.40.164.0
Microsoft Not compatible This program is not compatible with Windows 7.
Go online to download an update to fix this issue.
Dell Support Center (Support Software)
version 2.2.08335
Dell Minor issues You might experience minor issues using this program while running Windows 7. For more information, go online to the manufacturer's website.
Tweak UI Minor issues You might experience minor issues using this program while running Windows 7. For more information, go online to the manufacturer's website.
Visit the publisher's website.

Edited by Derek Ellis, 10 May 2009 - 12:06 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:09 AM

Ive tried Avira. Within the year of using nothing but "Free" software, i had my system crash 3 times and the BSOD at least several times a week.
My system was also crashing at least once a year while using Norton and frequent BSOD. I have not had my Computer Crash since using OneCare, and have only had the BSOD about 3 or 4 times that i can count since using it

Edited by Derek Ellis, 10 May 2009 - 12:11 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:12 AM

I found out why it wont work. Microsoft if Discontuning it June 2009.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:31 AM

That's right. There's no reason to have OneCare accommodate Windows 7, it will be gone before the Win 7 RTM (Release To Manufacture).

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:58 AM

I found out why it wont work. Microsoft if Discontuning it June 2009.


That's true. I'd suggest maybe looking at a new security provider if you're going to go with Windows 7. You can see the list of preferred security vendors here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus.../windows-7.aspx.

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