Windows Essentials 2012 Photo Gallery Information

Windows Essentials 2012

Support Ends January 10, 2017

Windows Essentials 2012 suite will be available for download until January 10, 2017.

Installed applications will continue to work...

Release Notes on Windows Essentials 2012:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13785

It would be wise to download and save a copy of Windows Essentials 2012 (Offline Installer) to a separate disk as backup.

Windows Essentials 2012 (Offline Installer) wlsetup-all.exe:

http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe

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Some are having difficulty downloading, installing, and running Windows Essentials 2012 with respect to Photo Gallery.

Windows Essentials 2012 contains the following programs:

     Photo Gallery

     Movie Maker

     Windows Live Writer

     Windows Live Mail

     OneDrive


1. Windows Essentials 2012 may be downloaded from two places:

Windows Essentials 2012 (Offline) wlsetup-all.exe:

http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe

Windows Essentials 2012  wlsetup-web.exe:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18614/windows-essentials

Download the software.
Install the software.
Run the software.

2. An error may occur:
0x8007045a
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is missing.

Support for this product ended April 12, 2016.

Microsoft link from which the above support table was acquired is no longer available.

Verify that Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is not in your programs.
Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features

If the software is installed, you will see the blue item highlighted for viewing ease. There are many SQL Servers, but you want this one.

3. If Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is not installed, it may be downloaded from:


Preferred download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10070

  1. Install the software.
  2. To install the localized version of SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Runtime from the localized version of SQL  Server 2005 Compact Edition Developer SDK, follow these steps:
  • Open the following folder: %programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.1\SDK\bin\Desktop
  • Install the English version of SQL Server Compact Edition Runtime (SQLServerCE31-EN.msi).
  • Install the localized version of SQL Server Compact Edition Runtime (SQLServerCE31-[LN].msi)

Source:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10070

Alternate download: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8861

  1. Install the software.
  2. However, the following installation error may occur:

                        


Source for some links and information:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/moviemaker-wlinstall/movie-maker-for-windows-10/3f559890-2141-4f00-9b60-170dfe78c924?msgId=48aee85b-91ee-4f0c-be11-1d55fdd01b90


http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/gallery-wlinstall/photo-gallery-cant-start-because-microsoft-sql/738fe2eb-370c-4cd1-af92-6ca8baaa6b68

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/gallery-wlinstall/windows-live-photo-gallery-wont-start-due-to/dfd0e43d-baa9-4fa0-8548-454f1605d778

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Well, I tried this, freshened up the download of that Microsoft SQL server 2005, even restarted the computer but it has not changed the errors at all.  I open a photo in Photo Gallery and continue to get the same error:

Photo Gallery encountered an error and can't start

0x8007045a
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is missing

Any other advice?

From above:

If Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is not installed, it may be downloaded from here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10070
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8861

Install the software.

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Did you install the software after download?

Left-double click on the downloaded file to install the software.

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geekdom. On hiatus.
Member - August 2015

I already had it so I did a "Repair".  Should I uninstall it and then reinstall it instead?

Start with Step 2, if you are missing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition.
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geekdom. On hiatus.
Member - August 2015
It's not missing - it's there.  I can see it in the "
Programs" when I look through the control panel.   It just doesn't seem to work.  
Please try a repair on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition.
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geekdom. On hiatus.
Member - August 2015
Tried that (again).  Doesn't seem to change anything.  Are you sure this is actually possible?  I've followed a bunch of different threads about the Photo Gallery problem with Windows 10 and it doesn't seem like any of them have a happy ending.

Photo Gallery or Windows Essentials not working on Windows 10 Anniversary Update

You can fix this by first installing SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition. Proceed to download the Windows Essentials offline installer, then proceed with the installation.

Source: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/questions-issues-and-answers-windows-10-anniversary-update/

then install:

Download Windows Essentials 2012 (Offline installer)

Source:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/moviemaker-wlinstall/movie-maker-for-windows-10/3f559890-2141-4f00-9b60-170dfe78c924?msgId=48aee85b-91ee-4f0c-be11-1d55fdd01b90

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geekdom. On hiatus.
Member - August 2015

When I attempt to install the SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, I get this erro message:

The update patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program.  Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch"

So now what?

And maybe this is a minor thing, but in my Programs, the actual full name of the program is "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Developer Software Development Kit (EMU).  That's the only SQL program on my computer that I can see.  It was installed on 8/14/16

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