Windows Live OneCare Help Center
What kinds of devices can I use for Backup?
Windows Live OneCare supports two different types of devices for backing up your files:
- Backup to external hard drive (recommended). An external hard drive is a removable storage device that connects to your computer by means of a USB or Firewire connection. If you use an external hard drive for backup, Windows Live OneCare can back up your files automatically during Tune-up.
- Backup to disc burner. A disc burner is a writeable disc drive, such as CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW (for a complete list of supported disc types, see Related Topics). To use this type of backup you need a disc burner connected to your computer and some blank, writeable discs.
- Windows Live OneCare Backup supports external hard drives that are at least 8 GB in size and connect via the USB or 1394 ("FireWire") protocol. Windows Live OneCare Backup does not support backing up files to flash drives, zip drives, Iomega REV drives, Apple iPods or network locations.
- Windows Live OneCare does not support files that have been backed up to a partition on an internal hard disk drive. You may be unable to recover your data from the partitions on the hard disk drive, including any backup files.
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