hi, i have been trying to install windows live messenger through the WLE 2011 installation exe but i keep coming up with the error Windows Live Essentials couldn;t be installed.
Have tried googling both the error code and the source, and cannot anything relevant to it. Any help would be appreciated!
Is your Firewall disabled, sometimes that creates that or similar error messages.
Problem when installing Windows Live Essentials - 0x8007064c
How to enable Windows Firewall when you receive an error code 0x80070643 or 0x800706d9 during Windows Live Essentials installation
When you get the first part of the downloader (wlSetup-web.exe) from Windows Live, (don't run it from the Server) save it to your hard drive so that you can right-click on it and select the "Run As Administrator" option.
Make sure you other security programs and third party applications are not interfering with the install.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Have you tried cleaning out your Temp folder, you can do it by typing %temp% in the Start Menu RUN box. This will open your Temp folder, there you can delete everything that Windows will allow you to do so.
It may be necessary to show Both Hidden and System Files, and also to uncheck "Hide known file types" in Control Panel/ Folder Options/ View, to navigate to the mentioned Temp location.
Most of us here are just normal users like you and have no connection with Microsoft.
Have you tried the full installer?
Windows Live Essentials 2011 full standalone installer
Talk to us about Windows Live Messenger
Try the Messenger or Live Help Forum, unfortunately the site is down at the moment.
Windows Live Essentials Help Center
Try these methods to remove Messenger then try reinstalling Windows Live.
Windows 7 - Windows Live Messenger - Manually Uninstall
How to uninstall Windows Live Essentials via CMD line parameter
How to start an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7 and Vista
One desperate way to fix these type of problems, if you want to go that far, would be to save your valuable data then reinstall Windows.