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Q: Installing updates via Windows Live CD

My computer bluesecreens a LOT (3 times just today), has been nearly since I built it 5 years ago and I've gone through everything to fix it. Last thing I've noticed is that there have been a couple of updates to my motherboard firmware but when I try to install them I just get an error that they won't work with a 64 bit OS (Win7 64). I thought about using a live CD running a 32 bit Windows just to install the update. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Any reason it might not be a good idea? I looked around and just at first glance saw one called Vista pe that looked pretty decent.

Preferred Solution: Installing updates via Windows Live CD

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Installing updates via Windows Live CD

You may be able to flash it directly from the BIOS. My ASUS motherboards have an Easyflash utility built in. I just put the rom file on a thumb drive and do it all from the BIOS menu. The motherboard manufacturer may also have a utility to create a bootable thumb drive with the flash utility on it. Then you just boot from the thumb drive and run the utility. It might be easier than the live CD method.

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I'm having trouble with installing my updates my computer says that needs to be installed every time I install them and restart my computer it says update failed to install PLEASE REPLY IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION

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How do I installing something during the Windows Setup Menu's Installing features and Installing updates? John

A:Installing Updates and Installing features part of windows setup menu

Please correct your sentence. It is not readable.

How do you do what during that phase of install? You don't need to do anything except wait.

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To give you some back story, I built my computer the end of August 2012. Ran Smoothly. I decided to get a 60 gig SSD to be the partition that stored Windows. I didnt have much stored on the Main HD so I deleted my original 2TB HD and tried installing on the SSD... found that the SSD was bad and sent it back. Decided just to stick with the 2TB HD. Had some issues installing windows back onto the HD as it would just hang up. Finally managed to get windows installed, had some "Not genuine" issues but that resolved after multiple restarts. That brings me to where I am at today and I feel as though the system has been getting worse. I would normally be fine with just a clean install but with all the issues I had with that initially I am very skeptical of trying it again. I have 5 important updates and 7 optional updates all of which do not install. The Installer just sits on Downloading updates and I have left it overnight with still no result. I am not sure if this is even my main issue but I am beyond the point of figuring it out myself so any help would be appreciated

I downloaded the System Readiness Tool and it Ran. I tried running the sfc /scannow in Admin cmd prompt mode and get a "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" I attached my CBS file. Any help you could give or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Updates Not Installing : Error Unknown (Sits on Installing)

Hello and welcome Faticus just as matter of interest why did you give up on the SSD? was not it under warranty?

That is heck of a drive to be installing on mate just how did you prepare it for the install?

You can run a chkdsk in Windows too > My Computer > right click on the drive > Properties > Tools > Check now - then follow the points in my pic.
You then reboot and it will start a chkdsk (in DOS).

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Windows updates keeps installing/reinstalling the same update over and over again. I looked in my update history and it shows that they are installed successfully every time. What should I do and is this using space on my laptop by re-installing over and over again?

A:Solved: Windows updates keeps installing/re-installing the same update over and over

It is not using any space. Right-click the ones you already have and hide them so they don't come back.

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I'm clean installing Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit on some Dell Vostro 3560 laptops, after installing the drivers I run Windows Update, it detects 200+ critical updates, downloads them and nearly installs them all before I get "Failure To Install
Windows Updates - Rolling Back Windows Updates" and they roll back.
It's been two years or so since I've clean installed Windows 7, is there some prerequisite that's required now that I'm missing?

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i know this has been aroound google but i did not find a solution...well sort of

i have WLM 2009 build 14.0.8089.726 and its forcing me to update to 14.0.8117.xxx

gave me this error when i log in

"a newer version has been downloaded and is available. you must instll this newer version in order to continue. would you like to do this now"

i found on google that if i put compatibility mode to windows 2000, it would let me log in. IT WORKS. but however, i also have MSG PLUS installed. If i use windows 2000 compatibility mode, MSG PLUS will not work.

so is there a solution to this? I DO NOT want to update to 8117 because it always auto change my nick to profile name, status to available, and no dp...nor do i want to uninstall 8089 and msgplus.

help plz

right now im using 8089 and windows 7 HP 64 bit


also lets me choose yes/no for the thing but neither option i would choose because both are bad

A:Windows Live Messenger Updates

I am afraid that Microsoft is indeed forcing you into upgrading. Unless you downgrade to Windows XP, you won't be able to use WLM 2009 anymore. I, too, don't like WLM 2011. So, I had to choose an alternative. Feel free to check these alternatives :

- Pidgin (multiclient)
- aMSN (MSN only)
- Digsby (multiclient)

Hope that helps.

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I did search out this problem...very old posts recommended I start a new thread.

For the last 2 weeks every time I shut down automatic install...installs the same 8 updates.

I'd appreciate any help in solving this problem.


A:Windows 7 Updates keeps installing same 8 updates over and over

Which updates, and do you have any other odd symptoms?

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Problem :

When I started up my computer today the internet explorer seemed to bug out. With bug out I mean it opens and closes instantly afterwards. Suddenly I see that I've available windows updates so I start to let it update but.. unfortunately here's where my problems starts.
They all seem to fail about 44 updates failed one by one. When I turn off the computer it updates those 44 again before shutting down completely ..

Now when I put the computer back on , and I log into my account I can see only 3 updates are available now (the other 41 are gone ? although when I check the log they're all failed). So I try to update those 3 and they fail as well and the other 41 are back in the list.

I've tried some things like installing "Microsoft fix it 5..*" There I got another error .. tried to fix it with : Error "The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" when installing or updating programs on Windows 7 or Windows Vista
But It doesn't solve anything (all 4 steps that are requested)

I wonder what this could be and if there's someone that has any idea how to resolve this problem with my OS.

I've tried running a save mode and test it there , doesn't work either. I've also ran I virus scan ..
This is the result

(the error list is pretty big so I will only post if really needed )

The Log & the CDS zipped files are in the attachment

Greetz and thanks

A:45 updates that fail when using windows live updater

Did BullGuard actually remove the Trojan it found? I can't see any comment that it did so in the log.
I would suggest that your run an offline scanner such as WDO.... What is Windows Defender Offline?

Your CheckSUR log seems to be incomplete - there's no signoff in it.

You have a number of SXS errors
(a sample)

Line 67450: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000030 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38391# from CCSDirectTransaction::PerformChangeAnalysis(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67451: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000031 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38390# from CCSDirectTransaction::PrepareForCommit(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67452: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000032 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38389# from CCSDirectTransaction::ExamineTransaction(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67453: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000033 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #38388# from CCSDirectTransaction_IRtlTransaction::ExamineTransaction(...)[gle=0xd0150004]
Line 67454: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI [email protected]/3/31:02:02:52.749 (F) d:\w7rtm\base\wcp\componentstore\storelayout.cpp(8701): Error STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND originated in function ComponentStore::CRawStoreLayout::QueryComponentUnstagedFiles expression: (null)
Line 67456: 2013-03-31 04:02:52, Error CSI 00000035 (F) STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND #39303# from CCSDirectTransact... Read more

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So I, today, reformatted my PC.

After installing some bare essentials (anti virus and firewall mainly) I then loaded up the website for windows update.

I was prompted to install service pack 3 (after the windows installer update), so I did before anything else. After I restarted, I went to the update site again to do the remaining updates, but after they were downloaded, every install failed.

The same is happening with the Windows Live Installer (as I wish to install windows live messenger). However, I could install Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 11 with no problems.

Any help would be much, much appreciated. Anything I can do to help with the troubleshooting, just say.

Thank you.

[quick edit: Windows was installed with a service pack 2 era disk. Home edition, too.]

[Edit: After doing the method in this post, it now works.]

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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??


When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...

A:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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hey all

hope someone can shed some light here

I am running a vista premium system on my packard bell laptop. everything seemed fine until a little while ago i copped a virus (freddy35) via facebook.

managed to remove it with malaware bytes but i now seem to have some real issues using any micriosoft products.

For example - i now cannot connect to my messenger service through windows live messenger - although i can get into it on msn messenger online.

Here, the fault appears to be with KEY PORTS - proxy or firewall settings. Firewall is disabled, i have no antivirus software running and still the problem persists. I tried the clean up option in windows live messenger connection trouble shooter to no avail. still shows key ports error. If its any help, bit torrent wont connect either.

my windows live mail will now no longer log into any of my hotmail addresses - my virgin media and googlemail accounts are still ok

i now cannot connect to microsoft updates - keep getting the red cross. tried everything.

have used antivirus programs to check for infections, nothing. run a complete check with tune up utilities 2009 - to no avail.

my friend and i did a disc check and a dll file integrity check - and no problems were found.

obviously the virus has changed some of my registry files but i cannot restore to an earlier state becuase the previous versions were corruped and had to be destroyed - i only have roll-backs going back a few weeks, none of which so... Read more

A:windows live, updates and hotmail connection issues!!

I suggest that you proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Please be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .



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Does anyone know why Microsoft canceled support/discontinued Microsoft Expression Web and why Windows Live Essentials, especially Windows Live Writer hasn't been updated in years? Both are great products but Windows Live Writer is my heartbeat but I stopped using it as i realized that Wordpress' dashboard is easier to work with now as it has been updated and I can upload my image galleries for a post flawlessly in WP's dashboard.

Windows Live Writer can't upload WordPress galleries to the WordPress site directly. It can only work with Picasa and OneDrive and the files are stored on those accounts while only the thumbnails get publisher to my WordPress site. I can't get the thumbnails to work in this manner anymore either as when i try to upload galleries using Windows Live Writer I get error messages saying it won't go through. That's why I stopped using Live Writer.

Expression Web seems okay but Adobe Muse can do better effects but I don't use Muse right now as it is problematic. If Muse and Expression Web were somehow fused, not by a company merger but shared the same features I would be all up for buying software like that. But my cousin who is a techie purchased Muse and Expression Web several years ago and was using them briefly and regretted using Expression Web as it is so basic and primitive. Adobe Muse is too tricky and the items never stay where you place them. I have seen people work with Muse at work and in tutorials but unfortunately all my... Read more

A:Windows Live Essentials Updates + Microsoft Expression Web

Expression Web is still available, just has been made free with little or no support. Microsoft seems to do well in reducing costs when things don't sell well due to competition from third-party products. As with all software one has to consider the advantages and disadvantages for their needs. I had to drop FrontPage when I went with the 64-bit version of Office 2010 and Expression Web is fine for my need. As for WordPress that was recommended by my Domain Host, I just couldn't get around the blogging part so do not use it. Serif has a product called WebPlus [ WebPlus X7 - Easy to use and professional web design software from Serif ] that seems useful but since they've moved all their offices to the UK my MasterCard and Visa cards get blocked by the card company 'due to high card fraud from the UK' so I'll keep my eyes open for alternatives.

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Recently I had to re-install Vista on my machine. To my surprise even after installing 3 times update problems majorly 8024200D were there. So, I searched here n there on net including this forum but of no process worked. Hence, I decided to go for another installation. Here I will be discussing what I have observed:-

1) Installation : Something changed from Microsoft hence please install Vista as fresh and do not install any driver and/or application except LAN Drivers otherwise, you will face too many error messages during updates. Even after installing LAN driver you might get error# 80070103 but you may ignore this as this is only due to old drivers error.

2) Update : Keep updating your windows till it says no further update available. Please do not use internet except updating your windows otherwise your PC might get infected.

Surprisingly, Original Windows Vista DVD (without Sp1 or SP2) is of around 4GB and updates are of around 2GB and it will take minimum half a day to update your system 100% with good internet speed (minimum 2MBPS).

SP1 is of around 750MB and SP2 is of around 350MB and rest updates are of around 1GB+.

If you have to re-install your OS once or twice a year then you should make image of your system otherwise, updates gonna increase in future and you will be spending hell of the time in updations.

Hope this will help few members around Globe. Also, I would like to request Microsoft that they must provide single link updates so that we can ... Read more

A:Windows Vista 64 installation problems and Live Updates

Hello and welcome to the vista forums.

I am going to assume that you have the full version of winds. Since you have done 3 installs I would suggest doing one more but like this.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

I would do a full scan with your AV...
Download and run a full scan from malwarebytes free version...

I would aslo do a sfc scan and here's how...
System Files - SFC Command
If the sfc comes back with problems then run the sfc 3 times, the sfc scan can fix many problems on your computer...

You might also want to do a CHKDSK on your system and her's how to do this one.
Check Disk - chkdsk


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I have noticed over the past 4 weeks that my Windows Store App Live tile displays a number of updates for example 19 - when you go into the store and click on updates there may be only 14 or 15 updates.

I know changes have been made to Skype updates and this is no longer available to update via the app - have there been any other changes I should be aware of? This is not just on one device but 4 in the same household. None of the Live tiles display the number of updates actually being available?

Previously the live tile and actual updates available have always matched?

Confused and would appreciate any help

Thank you

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Hey, I just reinstalled Windows XP Pro SP2 (I've done like a hundred times before). After Installing my WiFi I install Norton 360, theni fully update my PC with Microsoft Update. This meant Downloading Service Pack 3. I've had Service Pack 3 on the same PC before.

Whenever I try to install updates now they all totally fail with no error codes, and Winodws Live Installer fails all its installations. I manage to be able to install .exe applcations fine. but its bugging me not to be able to instal MSN

A:Solved: Updates and Windows Live Failing to Install

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Is there an issue with the 'Games for windows live' update that has been released on 13th March. It came through as part of the latest windows 'patch tuesday' updates. Every other security update installed but this one keeps failing. It says 'Windows Update encountered an unknown error' code 80070643. Repeatedly fails to install. Looking under my programs and features list it shows i have the following installed:-

Microsoft Games for Windows - Live Redistributable - installed on 13/3/12 version
Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace - installed on 18/08/11 version

I can login to it okay but it keeps popping up as a windows update today and keeps failing. I think something is wrong with it. Anyone else?


A:Windows Updates - specifically the Games for Windows Live one

I got the same, ran the fix it tools no .net framework errors found. I thought I had removed the huge error known as games for windows bloatware, and removed it again. it's junk. Always has been.

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whenever i install windows live 2009, it says i'm not connected to the internet,
but i am :/
help !

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Yesterday I updated GFWL, after not using it for more than a year. To my surprise, it installed something called Windows Live ID, which added a service called Windows Live Sign-In Assistant, and since then I seem to always have dllhost.exe running with these parameters. I've set the service to only start manually but every time I start up the PC, the dllhost process still appears. Is there any way to stop it from running unless I run Live, or do I have to uninstall the Live ID to make it go away?

A:dllhost.exe after installing Windows Live ID

Take a look inside msconfig's Startup tab

Click on the button type in MSCONFIG inside the Search programs and files box . When msconfig comes up inside the Start Menu press the [ENTER] key . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button . On the System Configuration window click on the Startup tab and uncheck everything except for your Anti-virus software . Click on Apply and Ok then click on the Exit without restart button and restart the PC manually .

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Hello. I received today an update concerning Games for Windows - Live 3.3. I tried to apply the update, but after it created a restore point, it couldn't install it. I got an error Code 646, and I can't get any help from their site(it sais failed: 1 update); it isn't a problem like I am having a program opened that is causing a conflict, because I rebooted the system, try to install the update, and still I got the same error. What should I do? Thank you for future replies.

Yours, Emilyan

A:Problem installing Windows Live 3.3

First thing would be to disable your Firewall or at least add the MS Download Site as a trusted zone the recycle the Firewall, turn it off then on again and retry.

If you don't have a Firewall I would shut down Media Center and any MS Games which may be running.
If you aren't running MC or a game then I would open Windows Update to see exactly what updates have failed today and see if it expands the reason to more than the 646 error then post what you find.

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In Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64 bit, how can I disable the automatic updates of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 suite?



A:Disable the warning of the updates of the Windows Live Essentials 2011

Lol just update it.

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I run Ubuntu on my X1 tablet, and in general it's been great. (I completed removed Windows). However the digitizer pen jumps around in one particular part of my screen, and the touchscreen works only intermittently. I thought from another thread that this was perhaps a firmware issue, and decided it was a good idea to update my firmware anyway. So I made a USB stick with Windows PE on it (I also tried Windows Recovery), booted into it, and went to run the executables I downloaded here. But when I try to run them (from the Windows command line, which is my only option) I get, for example: This version of C:\Updates\n17wn01w.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information and then contact the software publisher. Only one executable ran, and it was the TPM Firmware Update utility, in particular "TpmFlash64.exe". It told me there was nothing for it to update.I get the following from running ``ver``: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.1] So I don't understand why the executables labeled Windows 10 on the Lenovo website won't run. My last idea was to build a x86 instead of amd64 Windows flash drive, in hopes that that would somehow fix things, but the X1 Tablet can't boot in Legacy mode, so I can't even get that to run. Any input would be greatly appreciated! I'm pretty disappointed that my touchscreen isn't working correctly. In any case it seems like a good idea to be able to update my firmware... Read more

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I have installed the latest Microsoft Flight and it ask me to sign in the Game For Windows Marketplace for additionnal content. When I try to open it, I am then told that I need to install the Windows Live ID Sign In Assistant 6.5 for it to work. I click on the proposed link but when I try to run the installer, nothing happen, the setup window close by itself and I'm leave with no error message whatsoever. I have tryed both installer 32 and 64 bits (I'm running Windows 8 CP 64 bits french) with no success.

I have also tryed the compatibility option on the msi installer with no change. I was wondering if their is a solution to install this module succesfully. I have Windows Live Essentials 2011 (messenger only) installed twice but the addons dosn't appear in IE10 desktop. I'm not sure where to go from now on.


A:Installing Windows Live ID Sign In Assistant

Sorry to bump this, but I've searched high and low.. and I still can't find a solution to getting Windows Live ID Sign-In Assistant installed on Windows 8!

I've managed to get Games For Windows Live installed (you need to have at least version of the gfwlivesetup.exe redistributable) however the the Windows Live ID Sign-In Assistant service refuses to appear.
I've also tried installing it via wllogin_64.msi but that simply fails with compatibility issues in Win8.

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sorry if this isnt the right area..i'm new so idk.. but when i try to download windows live messenger i get the following message

"to install windows live programs you must be online, connect to the internet and then try again"

but infact i AM connected to the internet.. so can anyone help?

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I am having a horrible time trying to figure out how to install drivers for this card. I know it ancient, but for right now this is what I have. I have spent a ton on trying to get this computer up and running in the last week and I would like to "make due" with this sound card for now if possible. I saw in another thread that it is possible to get this one working but Im not sure how to. If anyone can help to get me through this, Id appreciate it.

I also have a Ess Allegro-1 card but it also says it not compatible with Windows 7, so Im at a loss

A:Need help installing old sound blaster live onto windows 7

If you have a Creative Soundbalster Live 24 bit, there is a driver on the Creative web site
Creative Worldwide Support > Live! 24-bit

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Hi Everyone,

Recently (about a week ago), Microsoft made it mandatory for XP users to upgrade their Windows Live Messenger. I manage to initialise the installation, to the point where it reaches 53% and begins installing Windows Live Communications Platform. From there, the installation fails to advance, continues for 10 minutes, and then claims it was aborted. As the Messenger installation actually involves many programs, it gives the error codes for all the programs separately. All programs have the error code 0x80004004 besides the "Windows Live Communications Platform", which has a code of 0x80070652.

From here, I read what to do if the installation fails from the help services provided - none of which worked. I have checked the internet LAN settings to automatically detect settings. I have attempted the download with no major programs running. I have used both the installer from their website, and the installer offered when you try and sign into the older Messenger.

I then tried to uninstall my older version of messenger (and related products). To my dismay, I found that if i tried to uninstall Messenger, it would open Windows Installer, however, a message would appear saying "Another installation is in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install". This happens whenever I try to uninstall any program on my computer. I am certain there are no another installations running. This has happened for the past few months.

I th... Read more

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I had windows messenger a few months ago, and I uninstalled it, as I no longer used it. Now, I wanted to install it again, and I'm having problems. First it told me it was already installed. So, I checked, and it was gone from my unistall programs list. Well, I deleted the folders and everything, and then it let me install windows messenger 2011, but it told me that wldlog.dll was missing. I downloaded "my uninstaller" and uninstalled messenger 2011 and ran msn repair (I had difficulty using it since it was in spanish). I tried downloading windows messenger 2011 again, and it told me it had installed successfully, but I couldn't find it anywhere! It's not in my program list or in folders in my program files. I tried to install windows messenger 2009, and it told me that I already have a newer version installed. Can someone help me with this, please?

A:Problem installing windows live messenger

Can anyone help me on this??

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Hey, I'm having some problems installing Windows Live Messenger. I installed it before. But it kept crashing. I decided to delete all folders that relate to Windows Live Messenger. After this I tried to install it again to see if it would fix it. But now that I try to install it, the installer says I already have it installed. I checked "Set Program Access And Defaults" (Checked the Change/Remove list) and Windows Live Messenger wasn't on the list. So I decided to try to install again. But it still doesn't work.

Help please!

A:Windows Live Messenger Installing Problem

Bump, please help!

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I had windows messenger a few months ago, and I uninstalled it, as I no longer used it. Now, I wanted to install it again, and I'm having problems. First it told me it was already installed. So, I checked, and it was gone from my unistall programs list. Well, I deleted the folders and everything, and then it let me install windows messenger 2011, but it told me that wldlog.dll was missing. I downloaded "my uninstaller" and uninstalled messenger 2011 and ran msn repair (I had difficulty using it since it was in spanish). I tried downloading windows messenger 2011 again, and it told me it had installed successfully, but I couldn't find it anywhere! It's not in my program list or in folders in my program files. I tried to install windows messenger 2009, and it told me that I already have a newer version installed. Can someone help me with this, please?

A:Problem installing windows live messenger

What operating system are you running?

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post it, but here goes:

Basically, I've tried installing Messenger for a year. I deleted it ages ago because I was extremely low on memory and wasn't using it. However, recently, I've gotten more memory and found that people regularly want to talk to me using it. However, I've had problems with installing. Previously, at 36% downloaded, it would stop and tell me there was an error. This time, however, it doesn't even get to there. I download the setup thing, but when I click the installer, this pops up:


I don't have a clue what this is. I've encountered MANY problems with my laptop, and this is one of many. Could anyone help me please? I can't seem to find help online, like with the previous problem (the 36% problem).

By the way, I'm using Windows Vista. It's been fully updated, I've checked that. The only update that I haven't done is Windows Essentials because it won't download. I tried downloading Windows Essentials from the website, and it turned out to be the same installer as messenger, which I assume is why it won't work.

A:Problem installing Windows Live Messenger

When you download MSN Messenger, at the page where you initially download the installer you are trying to use (which is just a downloader), theres a link (In the upper right corner, if I am not mistaken, "Downloader not working? Try this instead"-ish) to the full download, which is the actual installer.

I've always had problems with the downloader.

Hope that helps. :P

EDIT: Oh, wow. I just took a look at the site, and they changed it around since the last time I was there. Not very helpful, sorry.

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I have a dell e7250 laptop that refuses to install updates (specifically IE11 and it's prerequisites). I have ensured that the laptop is in the proper OU in AD to receive updates.  I have restarted the Windows Update service and run wuauclt
/resetauthorization /detectnow.  I have tried to install IE11 manually but it fails out as the prerequisites will not install.  I have been receiving code 80073701 and for IE 9C59.  My research shows that SP1 has been improperly installed
or is corrupted.  We would like to avoid rebuilding this machine from scratch as it is in a remote location. 

Does anyone have a solution other than wiping the machine and starting from scratch?


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Windows 8.1 keeps getting stuck at 5% and/or fails on my windows updates. or it just sits at 5%..... Any Ideas?

Hp pavillion slimline
4 gig ram

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hello,I am having some issues with windows update. The last couple weeks every time i shut down my laptop, there is a message in the screen " installing updates 1/1". I must let you know that in the past i always had my laptop on sleep mode, as a result i missed some updates. Moreover, sometimes because i was in a hurry despite the fact that windows mentioned that i must not power off the laptop when installing updates, i did. Thank you for your time and patience

A:windows keeps installing updates

The hack that I am I'd system restore before that point. There's probably a smarter more elaborate way of doing things. When you do restore it will try to update again I think.

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Sorry if this is a repost I could not find an article on this but I cant believe I am the only one with this problem.
I want to control when Windows installs updates not have it done for me. Yesterday I had my sales people sitting on their hands because Windows decided to download and install updates.
Just to be clear, I do not want the updates to even download until I tell it to. Any assistance would be appreciated.

A:Windows 10 installing updates

What version of W10 are you running?
on some versions you have control over the updates
But on others , very limited as to what you can control - although the latest updates gives a little more control over when to restart the PC
a 12hr window during the day

Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 have access to group policy and registry settings for this, but even Home editions of Windows 10 give you a way to stop updates from automatically downloading.Click to expand...

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hi Guys... I last night did a repair install of windows XP after having graphics driver problems, new installation works well, but after downloading critical updates(89 of them) it will not instal them. I have tried again, retried, tried installing one at a time, both with firewall and virus sofware on and off... the ambiguous message I get from windows upon failure of installation is... something on your computer is stopping update instal..etc.. well DUR!!! smiles... can anyone point me in the right direction?? oh.. and I use second life.. even with all drivers working, second life refuses to load, saying that my graphics drivers are not up to date or supported, even though they worked fine until 2 days ago... sorrry for the long post.. I'm patiently trawling my way through every piece of advice I can get... ty in anticipation.. Huskym6

A:Windows XP not installing updates


now this is just for starters

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

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Recently I booted up an old Windows 7 PC which has not been updated since February. I tried to search for updates to install them, but Windows will not search for updates. Other Steam users reported the same issue as well. It seems that Microsoft is intentionally nerfing Windows 7 to get people to upgrade to Windows 10. If that's the case, should I just retire Windows 7 and upgrade the old machine to Windows 10? I know that Windows 10 will update much faster and boot faster as well, but will I run into any issues with drivers on outdated hardware? I have a bunch of bloatware, such as Cyberlink PowerDVD, which I really don't need anymore. My parents will be using it at their residence and I will be using it from time to time during visits. Specs:

Model: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-580T
CPU: i7-950 @ 3.07 GHz
Mobo: Pegatron X58 (Truckee)
RAM: 12 GB @ 1333 MHz
HDD: OCZ ARC 100 series 120 GB SSD + Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB HDD
PSU: Corsair CX600M
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

A:Old Windows 7 PC not installing updates

Both pc seem to be reasonably up to date so there should be no problems with win 10 time is running out so I would update as soon as possible you can always role back if you need to us the download its faster and gives you more control https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10

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Old laptop HP win7 32bit was not updated more than an year. Auto updating doesn't work so the only way is downloading the updates manually and installing  them using windows standalone installer one by one. So the computer works much better and faster but there blinking black screens that appear at starting. After the win logo few black blinking screens than black screen with cursor after that welcome screen than again blinking black screen and the computer starts and works fine. Same problem at shutting down. So my question is should i continue installing updates? Also i disabled avast twice to install net framework security updates. Thanks for any help.

A:installing too many windows updates

 Install all the updates and keep current.  I've never had a problem with that practice with Windows 7, 8, or 10.  However I don't install optional updates except in very rare circumstances where I'm sure I need to.
 Good luck. 

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Hello all I thought I had an infection and had things check by Billy O'Neil. My topic. He recommended I come here.During the update process following Billy's request I could not get the following updates to install, neither as a bundle or individually. Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)Update for Windows XP (KB951978)Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB936782)Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)

A:Windows Updates Not Installing

One of the following may help:KB 943144, Updates Not Installed From WinUpdate After Repair - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 PC Hell How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install - http://www.pchell.com/support/windows_upda...t_install.shtml You cannot install some updates or programs - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 Louis

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I just downloaded and installed windows xp home updates on my computer. After installing, my computer restarted itself and now I can't log in. After I enter my password it says loading my settings and then promptly logs me off. I cant even log in from safe mode.

A:cant log on after installing windows updates

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Do you have a genuine copy of xp home windows cd for the pc?

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Hi Everyone!
My Windows Vista updates arent installing. Whenever i try to manually update it, it gives the following error:
Windows could not search for new updates
Errors found:
Code 800736B1

Any help please?!!! Thank You!


A:Windows Updates not installing

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Hi ,
All of a sudden , windows 7 SP1 (32bit) keep installing the same updates concerning MS Office 2007,
the updates are KB2760411 , KB2760583 , KB2760588 .
How could I fix it ? Any help appreciated ! ! !

A:windows keep installing the same updates

Microsoft is well aware of the issue and should offer a fix next week,

September 2013 Office Update Release - Office Sustained Engineering - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

You can leave the reoccurring updates in the queue or hide them, "ie" change the way you receive windows updates temporarily. Check for update but let me choose whether to download and install them.

Windows Update Settings - Change

How to Hide or Restore Hidden Windows Updates in Windows 7

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Having a problem with a Dell XPS 8300 and hoping someone here has the answer as I seem to have tried many potential fixes without success. Originally tried to install Office 2010 but it got about 80% of the way through and through up an error. 1935 I think. Further investigation showed that my windows updates seem to have stopped installing as well. I followed lots of advise on many websites but still had the problem. Eventually I restored the pc back to factory settings which included a format to remove any problem. Much to my surprise I am still having exactly the same issues, so far I have tried the following:-
carried out numerous Microsoft "Fix it" programs
ran sfc /scannow
turned off Mcafee
booted the pc in "clean" mode
carried out repair of Net framework
uninstalled and reloaded Net framework
reregistered update files
stopped and restarted BITS
ran the system update readiness tool
renamed the software distribution folder
Cleared the BITS queue of any current jobs
reset the contents of the catroot2 folder
checked for incorrect registry values

Probably several other fixes but can't remember them all.
At the moment the windows update wants to install the update to the windows update but after restarting the windows update it tells me it has failed. If I turn off the pc it tells me there are numerous updates to install but it goes through the list very quickly and when it check windows update after restarting they have all failed.
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A:Windows 7 SP1 updates not installing

I had the same problem with a win 7 computer . I then tried just downloading about ten updates at a time. This worked. Takes a little longer but they installed. I think the problem is on Microsoft update site.

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My updates are set to check and install every day at 3:00AM. I've just noticed recently that when I get on in the mornings that I have a pop up saying that updates to windows 7 had failed to install. I ignored it figuring my internet just wasn't staying connected but the last few days when I've turned it off it is powering down forever because its' installing updates or trying tp. Then when it re-starts back up; it says all updates have failed so it is reprogramming and to not unplug or power down. So today I opened up the update file and found that it has been failing to update anything for over a year. Sporadically I see one that has succeeded to install here and there but most of them are all failed. As of right now I have the following updates waiting to be installed:
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2838727)
Download size: 27.9 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=299498
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A:Windows 7 not installing updates

I think the 0300 bit is a Microsoft fetish, I know I am something of a night bird, but even my computer is seldom on at 0300 local.
I think you are going to have to do these updates manually. Start by going into 'Windows Updates' and changing the setting from 'Install automatically' to 'Notify when updates are ready' then 'Check for updates' and stand back !
After a few minutes, you will get the message 'Updates are ready for your computer'. MS splits these into 'Important' and 'Optional' categories. You can select all of them, or just some of them, then click 'Install updates' and the downloading and installation process will go on in the background - you can be doing other work while this happens. If you are using the internet, you will notice that it's performance is reduced, thihs is because the updates are using some of your bandwidth.
When the installation is finished, you will get one of three messages - (1) The updates were successful, or (2) Windows needs to restart, or (3) The updates failed.
For (1), no further action required. For (2) just re-boot the computer. For (3), go back to 'Check for updates' and select say 10 or 15 at a time. If you then get a batch fail to install properly, it is easier and less time consuming to work out which one is causing the problem.
I have my updates permanently set 'Notify but don't install'
Hope that helps,
Chris Cosgrove

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My computer is supposed to update itself automatically, but the little yellow shield keeps appearing in the taskbar saying it's downloading updates, but then disappearing almost straight away. I've no idea if it's downloading updates or not.

Obviously I'm a bit worried. If anyone knows what would cause this or how I could bypass it I'd be *very* grateful.

Okay, edit. I can now access Windows Update manually and it turns out I'm missing lots of security updates, which my computer should have downloaded automatically. It hasn't. Any ideas why this could be?



A:I don't think my Windows Updates are installing

See if this will be of any help:


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Windows notifies me that there are updates available. When I select to install the updates it takes a long time and I get a message stating that windows has detected that my computer is running on battery power and to plug my computer into an outlet. I get this message even when my computer is plugged into an AC outlet at the beginnig of the update dowload attept.

What could be the problem? I had to have Windows 7 reinstalled on my computer by someone at a local charitable company but I've noticed little weird things that didn't happen when I had my original version. Internet sessions closing suddenly and cursor skipping around the page eventhough I updated my touchpad drivers.

Any help with these issues is greatly apprecieated

A:Windows Updates not installing

At the outset you could seek the help of the person who installed Windows 7. That said the other way out is to reinstall Windows 7 with your original genuine DVD yourself.

But before you do that, please check that the installed copy of Windows 7 is genuine. If you find that it is genuine then please make the downloading and installation of the updates automatic. Wait for a day or two and check if all the updates are installed. If yes then leave the settings as they are and take no further action except keep using the computer normally.

If not then please reinstall Windows as suggested in the opening para.

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I am having some issues with windows update. The last couple weeks every time i shut down my laptop, there is a message in the screen " installing updates 1/1". I must let you know that in the past i always had my laptop on sleep mode, as a result i missed some updates. Moreover, sometimes because i was in a hurry despite the fact that windows mentioned that i must not power off the laptop when installing updates, i did.

Thank you for your time and patience

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