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I am using ms onecare. Main machine xp sp3 no probs. Laptop on vista & home network. Onecare keeps shuting the firewall on the lappy off on boot and I have to manualy switch it on. Any clues or answers?

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  • renshaw Nov 23, 2008

    MS are aware of the problem and have a hotfix on the onecare site. Just had to delve a little deeper
    MS are discontinuing one care in June 09. All subscriptions live at that time will be converted into lifetime care.


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Not sure why that is happening, but Microsoft is discontinuing One Care in early 2009. Start making migration plans to alternate solutions.

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