When you want to desperately change your old version of operating system to a more updated version of Windows 7, you suddenly encountered a compatibility message saying:  “These programs may not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading”.

Now, it’s really a pain-in-the-ass problem.

What is the possible cause?

This is usually the problem if you are running a Windows Live OneCare. This is definitely not compatible with the Windows 7.

Windows Live OnceCare is a computer security and performance enhancement service developed by Microsoft for some of its Windows operating systems – Web definition.

How can I manage this problem?

Basically, the first option is removing the Windows Live Oncecare from the add/remove programs found in the Control Panel.

If the first option is not possible due to some circumstances, then it is time to apply the second one.

The second option would be installing and run the Onecare cleanup utility.

If the file for installation is found, download immediately and click ‘Save’.

When download completes, right-click the ‘OneCareCleanup.exe’ on your desktop and then click ‘Run as Administrator’.

Click the ‘Run’ on the Internet Explorer Security Dialog Box. If you are asked about the administrative password or confirmation, just give the password or click ‘Continue’ and then ‘Ok’.

When a message is received, just click ‘Continue’.

An End-User Licensing Agreement will follow, just click ‘Accept’ and then ‘Continue’.

Click ‘Clean’ and the cleaning process well now then start. After, the program will ask you to restart to save the update or changes done, just click ‘Restart Now’.

Now, you can freely upgrade your operating system to a new Windows 7.