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Windows Live essentials

My operating is Windows Vista HomePremium. My Processor is 32 Bit and my Browser is IE8. I am hoping that I have included all the information needed.

I got a notification that I had an update ready to download and install. It was Windows Live essentials. I did this. Part of the way through I got another pop-up window asking me which of the parts I wanted to install I indicated this and these were installed. The main window indicated that it was only 50% done and this stayed like this for about an hour. I tried to stop the download and this didn't work I then rebooted the system. Now my update history reads that my update failed. Is this serious if so how can I fix this.

Thank you.
Jerry

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Windows Live essentials

I have the same problem. Mine still on 50% installed and its been 2 hours.

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Have you tried

writing down all the features offered through Live Essentials, then installing only a few features at a time, installing the rest through Microsoft's website directly?

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can't stop install
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cannot stop installation

Have you tried to do a System Restore to a point before this whole mess started?

After the System Restore; check to see if the installer is actually on your hard-drive, it should be located in a Windows Temp folder. If it's there, delete it and start over.

Obvious question...do you have Vista SP2 installed, if not then this would (possibly) explain why you're having difficulties installing W.L.E.

Overall; judging by the responses (to the link provided-Thank you) it's not a necessary update, so just don't install it...seems to really screw with email/ contacts, etc.

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can't stop install by concordcpa

It seem as though as it isn't to serious.

I would do the system restore but I am not sure of myself when I am doing something like that. In case something happens I wouldn't know how to back out of it.

Thank you.

Jerry

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