MS Live Essentials Couldn’t install programs

Asked By 0 points N/A Posted on -
qa-featured

My warm greetings to all readers, I am sharing here in techyv my problem in hope to get some solutions, this all started when I want to install MS Live Essentials 2011 in my computer, the installation process halted because the current installation detects the previous version.

Couldn’t install programs

MS Live Essentials

Windows Live Essentials 2011

Couldn’t install programs.

You already have different build flavor of Windows Live.

Get help

Hide details                                         Close

If you want to install this version, first uninstall the version that is installed on your

computer.

Error: 0x80280008

Source: WaitForCatalog

I am wondering why the current installation detects the previous version, while I already removed it from the system, on my research over the internet, I got some advices to check in the registry of my operating system, but I am afraid to touch the registry, please share some comments on my issue, thanks a lot.

SHARE
Best Answer by Carole Brown
Best Answer
Best Answer
Answered By 0 points N/A #98284

MS Live Essentials Couldn’t install programs

qa-featured

Look through your computer to C:\Program Files if you properly remove the previous version installed. All Window Live Essentials programs must be completely deleted, if not that might be the cause of the difficulty in installing the new version.

To uninstall it properly:

Go to “Start Menu” Click the “Control Panel” click twice the “Add or Remove”.

After choosing “Windows Live” on the “Currently Installed Programs” tap “Uninstall”.

Then Select “Remove one or More Windows Live Program” then click again the “Uninstall”.

After rechecking and uninstalling the old version start updating your Windows Live On the Website of Microsoft. It is necessary that you inactivate the third party firewall, and only activate the firewall after you installed the new updated version of Microsoft Live. Go to your internet browser, and reset-up its settings, After doing so, restart your computer. And now try to download and reinstall again the Microsoft Live Essentials 2011.

Answered By 0 points N/A #98285

MS Live Essentials Couldn’t install programs

qa-featured

That may be a problem that is being caused by the windows live program that you have already installed. It is hindering the installation of the updated version, and therefore I will suggest that you do the following:

  • Uninstall all the updates that you have installed.
  • And then go back to the windows updater and run the update. It should install properly now.

In case it does not install properly, then you will need to check if the Windows Live Essentials has been listed under the "important" updates, or it has been listed under the "optional" updates. In case it is optional, then you can just ignore it by unchecking its box, and then run the updater again. You should not be able to get the error this time round.

-Clair Charles

Login/Register to Answer

Related Questions