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Windows Live Essentials.

by Mailman / April 3, 2009 7:35 PM PDT

I have Windows XP Pro running on a 4 year old Dell XPS Gen 5 machine. Windows Live Essentials has shown up on my Windows Update page and I have tried in vain to install this package.

I have gone to the trouble page after the installation fails and complied with everything that they say could be wrong. AFAIK.

I have used End It All to close everything except the internet connections.

The Windows Live Essentials does actually install. It begins by notifying me that there are no conflicting programs found. Then it installs the entire bundle of programs. Then when the overall status bar reaches 100%, the thing automatically Rolls Back everything until the status bar goes back down to 0% and the installation fails. This is really throwing me. How can the installation get to 100% and still fail?



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How can the installation get to 100% and still fail?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2009 10:01 PM PDT

Because there are still bugs in this system. It is that simple. Not everything works on all PCs.

For Windows Live it's best to find a Windows Live support forum. My bet is some protection software is blocking a needed change but as I don't use any of the Microsoft Live software and only helped a few sort it out I can only share what it was. Specifically any of the protection software like Norton, Mcafee, Spybot teatimer among a few hundred others. I can't guess what you installed or if you EVER used a registry cleaner which trips up far too many softwares.

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I guess the Registry thing must be it.
by Mailman / April 4, 2009 6:56 AM PDT

Because, I stop all other programs, including anti-virus, before the attempt at installation. The only thing running is the internet connections, afaik.

I just can't figure out why it installs all the programs in the bundle to 100% total progress, before it rolls everything back. And it says at the beginning that there are no conflicting programs found. Any idea why it would completely install, and then roll everything back?


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Was there a resolution?
by Lia2 / January 28, 2011 5:17 AM PST

It's 2011 and I'm having the same issue.

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I'm beginning to see this more and more on XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2011 5:30 AM PST

My hunches when the usual Spybot Teatimer issues are not in play is that the OS is damaged or that some new issue has reared its head. It's not a common problem with failures on all XP machines so the mystery continues.

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