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Microsoft requires that users activate their subscription by using their Windows Live ID because Windows Live OneCare is a subscription-based service.
For more information about Windows Live ID, view the Find Help for Windows Live ID OneCare help topic. To do this, visit the following Web site:
http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?market=en-US&project=onecarev2If you downloaded OneCare from the Windows Live OneCare Web site, you must purchase a subscription before the trial period ends to continue to receive updates and to have access to all the OneCare features.
If you purchased a retail version of OneCare, a one-year subscription is included in the software purchase price. However, you still have to activate it. We recommend that you activate OneCare as soon as you can.
Important When you activate OneCare, you must use the same Windows Live ID that you used to install OneCare.
To activate OneCare, follow these steps:
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.
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