cant install Windows Live Messenger on my pc

July 14, 2010 at 11:29:26
Specs: Windows XP sp3
everytime i run the WLM setup in the end it displays the error no# & the "we couldn't...bullcrap" & i tried tens of websites but it never works,,,could it be cuz my system is sp3?virus?...note that microsoft page also is blocked or something anyway i would appreciate some guidance & help,thx in advance

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#1
July 14, 2010 at 11:36:27
do you know the exact error it's giving you?

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#2
July 14, 2010 at 11:55:29
0x8104000b

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#3
July 14, 2010 at 12:25:36
This may help.

1. Open Windows Explorer, and set it to Show hidden files and folders and show protected operating system files (uncheck the tick for Hide protected operating system files) in the View tab of Folder Options.

In Windows Vista/7, run Windows Explorer as Administrator, and user may requires to take ownership and gain full control permissions for the folders below before able to access them.

2. Browse to \Program Files\Common Files\Windows Live\.cache\ folder.

3. There will be a lot of folders made up of 15 characters and numbers. Locate Messenger.msi file inside one of the folder. Messenger.msi is the individual separate standalone setup installer for Windows Live Messenger 2009, which can be backed up or copied to another location. Do note that the Messenger.msi and other Windows Installer Package retrieved this way is silent installer.

Tip: %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Windows Live\.cache\cache.ini file contains the paths of all Windows Live software products downloaded or installed on the computer.

4. If you have any problem with Windows Live Messenger after installation using the standalone individual installer Messenger.msi, try to install the following 3 programs too, all of which in different sub-folders inside the .cache directory.

Contacts.msi (Contacts)
dw20shared.msi (DW 2.0 Client)
crt.msi (Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime)

Tip: Contacts.msi is a must to avoid or fix 8000FFFF error.


After grabbing the Windows Live Messenger standalone silent installer, optionally user can uninstall the Windows Live Suite (all programs) from Control Panel, and install Messenger.msi (and Contacts.msi too) again to get rid of all other Windows Live components except WLM9, saving time and bandwidth in future installation.

The trick also work for all other Windows Live products such as Windows Live Sign-In Assistant (wllogin.msi), Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Mail ,Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Family Safety, Segoe UI Font, Windows Live Call and Microsoft Office Outlook Connector.

http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/979543

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#4
July 14, 2010 at 12:33:33
thx dude for the time,,,but damn! u really in the mood for this!i appreciate it& ill try that...stuff u wrote...great stuff by the way i hope
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#5
July 14, 2010 at 12:36:07
lol just a quick google search was all I did. i hope it works.

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#6
July 14, 2010 at 12:49:02
sorry man,but it was no good,cant u just provide me with simple tactic to follow?note:im xp sp3 if that helps & i do have a older wlm version which was succesfully installed but everytime i try to sign in they smack my screen which prevents me from signing in withoun accepting but when i accept the update dosent work...

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#7
July 14, 2010 at 13:09:17
if it was that simple then i would have but the problem you are facing isn't that easy to resolve You can try this, this is the easiest method i can find to try to get it working.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962875

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#8
July 14, 2010 at 13:25:31
man...thanks but i dont wanna sweat u,,,another problem...that page & microsoft cannot be opened...we in some deep-ass s---!!execuse my language but im just so sorry for the time wasting & stuff,,,if its a dead end dont bother,but still,thx

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#9
July 14, 2010 at 13:36:12
no worries that's what we are here for. have you tried a system restore point to revert it back to when it was working? that would be the quickest solution.

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#10
July 14, 2010 at 14:03:11
nope...cuz the computer is brand new & no programs on it so it was my first attempted install for this program...on this pc ofcourse,althought other installations worked,but this is really a dilema,,,so complex,,,so pull out the big guns!!!we need some geeks in this joint!ur good dont get me wrong,,,but we need a dude who worships this s---,,,yunow like a guy with the glasses,white skin,dictionary speech...lol i need some sleep!!!well im gonna get some after solving this!!!(i think i turned this site into a comedy standup)...
come on! u gotta know someone like dat!do it for a non-sleepin,food eatin,3 days without trainin,wlm installing mother(u know what)

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