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    jamie

    http://get.live.com/wl/all

    gets to searching for apps and hangs...

    anyone else?


    edit: worked 4th time... very sloooow install....  must be busy

    *no vista 64 bit support

    *still installing - 5 min - on "Mail" 2nd option still

    *updated live.com very facebook ha

    Edit - still installing... going on 20 min

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Works here, takes a really long time to install, though.

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    jamie

    i think the install is hanging

    edit: ..re-trying

    edit: bah - giving up



    guess the cloud is broken or something Tongue Out


    sigh...

    "Zune's 50 bucks off and our new installer - that doesnt install is out"

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    jamie

    1.5 hrs later retry

    ... its on ..messenger... cmon...


    ..photogallery.... woo hoo.

    looks like its going to work...


    *(hmmm doo dee doo....  yawn...) .....

    *LOADED!  .... checking it out...

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    jamie

    you know... this is looking really good.

    but there is one thing missing (unless im missing it)

    i want to go to mail / photos / writer / blog all in one window/app

    currently it opens a folder - with 4 icons ( the 4th being messenger) - heck id even like that shown in a web page.

    maybe i can do above - but currently it just seems as disjointed as before...  wheres the ribbon for the web? Wink

    apart from that: the good news is - it is looking pretty good!

    it is CONSISTANT (it seems)

    im just wishing for the piece that ties it all together...

    *this is what google hasnt done yet -: tied all their cool apps in to a nice UI.  Picassa guys could have done this. google os or browser could have too.

    Live has taken a huge step forward .. but its still not .. quite there

    (goes back to checking it out)

    *perhaps the missing tie in is intentional - as to not devalue windows...  who knows. 





    edit: you know if ie8 actually did provide an OPTIONAL Wink ribbon for everything we all use on the net it would be great (as well as cool bars back) = ..cool? 

    ...whats up with ie8 anyway... they should have launched beta today to steal apple thunder.. but this is indeed getting better!

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    jamie

    i did see the toolbar in ie...

    thats not really anything new and different.. almost same as before

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    blowdart

    The whole thing is a PITA. I only want the latest live writer, but it forces messenger on you no matter what else you install.

    How very google. Yuck.

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    GoddersUK

    jamie wrote:


    Link

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    MikeeeG

    I did an install and it got rid of my Outlook express , I had to reboot to do a restore. Now, I have it back to normal[H]Cool

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    ZippyV

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    jamie wrote:
    *no vista 64 bit support


    Link


    How about they fix the issue instead of giving undoable workarounds.

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    Vasudev

    Installed all the Live Products in 20 Min.
    Working fine.

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    Bas

    MikeeeG wrote:
    I did an install and it got rid of my Outlook express , I had to reboot to do a restore. Now, I have it back to normal


    Wouldn't it have come back if you had just uninstalled, rather than restored? That's what happened to Windows Mail when I installed WLM and all my accounts had disappeared. Just uninstalled, and everything was back to normal.

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    RichardRudek

    blowdart wrote:
    The whole thing is a PITA. I only want the latest live writer, but it forces messenger on you no matter what else you install.

    How very google. Yuck.


    Tell me about it - I did the install last night, before seeing this thread.

    Removed Live Writer Beta (2 ?), then run the installer: looking, looking, WTF, I don't want the latest Messenger, can't remove the MF.

    OK, go ahead.  Um, yeah, go already... Checking firewalls, Internet access, process activity... both installs fail - about 5 minutes wasted.

    Second time around, couple minutes, ah finally, looks like it doing something.  Installed.

    My old Live Writer shortcut is broken. Use Live Writer to update a blog entry. Good, I can change foreground colour of a font, but no UI for background colour (Grrr). Other stuff like Insert Video looks good, so I can ditch one of the Add-ins. Done.

    Ah, no patch for the latest messenger client. Remove Messenger, then revert back to 8.1, patch it. No more ads and crap - so boot me...

    Ah, the friggin Live Writer shortcut has borked itself again...

    Well see how it goes, now...

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    jamie

    *small update...  i had forgot that the install put in desktop search..

    i was in a folder and hit f3 - and up comes the new one.  i typed *.jpg in each field avail - one by one... NONE worked.

    also - when i rebooted - up comes the indexer - man is that thing evil.. so i un-installed desktop search

    ..the rest remain so far..  i think there's an icon to one of them over there on my desktop somewhere i think

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