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Windows Live Installer = Piece of Crap

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    ManipUni

    So I am now stuck with a damaged Windows Live Messenger installation.

    The Windows Live installer thinks it is installed. The Live Uninstaller doesn't exist and when I visit Microsoft's support pages I just get a generic link back to MSN.com with no information on it at all.

    So now I am going to have to go though the registry and manually figure out which entries the Live Installer is using to determin if Live Messenger is installed.

    For the love of god why didn't these morons just use the normal Microsoft Installer?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Does it show up in here?  Hopefully they're using the Windows Installer database to determine whether or not the Windows Live Installer is installed.

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    ManipUni

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    Does it show up in here?  Hopefully they're using the Windows Installer database to determine whether or not the Windows Live Installer is installed.
    Thanks for the help.

    Noted for next time. For now my technique of going though the registry deleting anything with the most remote reference to Live Messenger appears to have worked.

    So now it will let me install long enough to uninstall it.

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    Koogle

    Windows Live + Installer = Piece of Crap

    agreed

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    Dovella

    Koogle said:
    Windows Live + Installer = Piece of Crap

    agreed
    in fact

    Apple Update = Ipercrap to add Windows Defender

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    Ray7

    Dovella said:
    Koogle said:
    *snip*
    in fact

    Apple Update = Ipercrap to add Windows Defender
    Okay, I'm confused ... what does this have to do with Apple?

    If you're going to leap to Microsoft's defence with some 'but what about Apple!' when someone makes a legitimate complaint, then how is that better than what the Apple fanboys are doing?

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    Dovella

    Ray7 said:
    Dovella said:
    *snip*
    Okay, I'm confused ... what does this have to do with Apple?

    If you're going to leap to Microsoft's defence with some 'but what about Apple!' when someone makes a legitimate complaint, then how is that better than what the Apple fanboys are doing?

    when I explained my reasons in the my thread

    Virus apple in your PC

    I received a bomb in my car, floods, riots popular etc etc

    Now Live Installer is Crapware??

    absurd

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    Ray7

    Dovella said:
    Ray7 said:
    *snip*
    when I explained my reasons in the my thread

    Virus apple in your PC

    I received a bomb in my car, floods, riots popular etc etc

    Now Live Installer is Crapware??

    absurd
    Yeah, but this is a new thread

    If you keep going over stuff we've all gassed on about before, then we'll be here all night. And no-one said that Live Installer was installing crapware; they just said it was crap. There is a difference.




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    Dovella

    Ray7 said:
    Dovella said:
    *snip*
    Yeah, but this is a new thread

    If you keep going over stuff we've all gassed on about before, then we'll be here all night. And no-one said that Live Installer was installing crapware; they just said it was crap. There is a difference.




    the real problem

    i have IRON MEMORY Big Smile

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    blowdart

    Dovella said:
    Ray7 said:
    *snip*
    the real problem

    i have IRON MEMORY Big Smile
    Well having a plate in your head would explain so so much

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    Sabot

    Koogle said:
    Windows Live + Installer = Piece of Crap

    agreed
    UG!  x 3

    The installer does *suck* I've never run it on a machine that has ever worked first time .. is it because I had beta version on their first and it can't handle the update?

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    matthews

    Sabot said:
    Koogle said:
    *snip*
    UG!  x 3

    The installer does *suck* I've never run it on a machine that has ever worked first time .. is it because I had beta version on their first and it can't handle the update?
    I've never had a problem with it...

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    MasterPi

    matthews said:
    Sabot said:
    *snip*
    I've never had a problem with it...
    Neither have I.

    I once had a problem with the VS express installer, though.

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    Niner

    I never had any problem with Live Installer.
    If you are having problem with Installer, try this Windows installer cleanup utility http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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    Minh

    Niner said:
    I never had any problem with Live Installer.
    If you are having problem with Installer, try this Windows installer cleanup utility http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

    Windows Live Writer won't install for some reason.

    Movie Maker is pre-alpha at best.

    Disappointed.

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    kettch

    Minh said:
    Niner said:
    *snip*
    Windows Live Writer won't install for some reason.

    Movie Maker is pre-alpha at best.

    Disappointed.
    How can you be disappointed when beta software doesn't work right? Sure the Google Kool-Aid makes people think that beta means "new", but it is a phase of testing software that isn't 100%.

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    Minh

    kettch said:
    Minh said:
    *snip*
    How can you be disappointed when beta software doesn't work right? Sure the Google Kool-Aid makes people think that beta means "new", but it is a phase of testing software that isn't 100%.
    But it's pre-beta software. It hardly does anything. It's not like they're trying to let people find bugs from it... cuz it does nothing.

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