Windows Live OneCare Help Center
About the System Check program during Windows Live OneCare installation
As part of the process of installing Windows Live OneCare, the Setup program downloads a small program called System Check. System Check inspects your computer's configuration to verify that it meets the system requirements for installing Windows Live OneCare. System Check does not gather your personal information, nor does it access the personal files on your computer or your Web browser history. System Check evaluates the following information about your computer and sends the results back to the Windows Live OneCare service:
- Whether the current user has Administrative privileges on the computer.
- Whether the computer has enough Random Access Memory (RAM) installed to run Windows Live OneCare.
- Whether the computer is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
- Whether the computer has enough free hard disk space to install Windows Live OneCare.
- Whether a disc burner or an external hard drive is present on the system. (This is for the Windows Live OneCare Backup feature).
- Whether an antivirus or firewall program by another vendor is already installed on the computer (which may interfere with Windows XP installation).
- The current operating system language settings.
- Whether a previous version of Windows Live OneCare is installed.
- Whether a pending download is in progress.
- Whether a partial installation of Windows Live OneCare is present.
System Check also gathers the following information:
- The friendly name you entered for your computer (for example, "Mary's desktop").
- Your machine ID (a unique identifier generated by Windows Live OneCare; if a previous Windows Live OneCare certificate is exists, your computer will already have one).
- Your machine SID (the security identifier for your computer generated by Windows).
How we use the information that System Check collects
Information collected from your computer is stored in a database accessed only by Windows Live OneCare. This information allows us to identify and support your computer properly throughout your subscription to the Windows Live OneCare service. Windows Live OneCare does not share your information with other users or subscribers of the service, nor with other Microsoft services or partners, nor with third parties.
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