How to turn off the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare

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INTRODUCTION

You can use the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare to make backup copies of files and folders. Making copies of files and folders helps protect you from data loss if data is accidentally deleted or if there is a hardware failure.

Note You must have a supported backup device to use the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare.

More information

We recommend that you regularly back up important files and folders to help protect against data loss. However, you can turn off the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare if you use a different method to back up files or folders. This article describes how to turn off the Backup feature.

Note If a computer that is connected to the network is running Windows Home Server, we recommend that you turn off the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare and use the Backup feature in Windows Home Server.

To turn off the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: You have not configured the Backup feature

If you have not configured the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare, follow these steps to turn off the Backup feature:
  1. Start Windows Live OneCare.
  2. Under Quick links, click Change settings.
  3. On the Backup tab, click Configure backup, and then click Next.
  4. Click to select the Turn off backup on this PC check box, click Next, and then click Save.

Method 2: You have previously configured the Backup feature

If you have previously configured the Backup feature in Windows Live OneCare, follow these steps to turn off the Backup feature:
  1. Start Windows Live OneCare.
  2. Under Quick links, click Change settings.
  3. On the Backup tab, click Configure backup, and then click Change settings.
  4. Click the computer where you want to turn off the Backup feature, click to select the Turn off backup on this PC check box, click Next, and then click Save.

References

For more information about supported backup devices in Windows Live OneCare, visit the following Windows Live OneCare Web site:
http://help.live.com/Help.aspx?market=en-US&project=onecarev2&querytype=topic&query=OneCare_REF_backup_devices.htm
For more information about how to delete a Windows Live OneCare Backup file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
943904 How to delete a Windows Live OneCare Backup file


Windows Home Server is a consumer product that provides a reliable way to share and protect digital images, music, video, and personal documents.

Windows Home Server also provides a backup and restore function and centralized expandable storage for data. Windows Home Server lets you access a home server or a personal computer from anywhere. Unlike other home storage solutions, backup tools, and remote access tools that are currently available, Windows Home Server offers unprecedented simplicity and ease of use.

For more information about Windows Home Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/default.mspx

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Article ID: 943908 - Last Review: April 16, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
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