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Can't Install Windows Live Messenger

Are you having problems with installing Windows Live Messenger (WLM) or MSN Messenger on your PC or Notebook?

Some tips and possible solutions to solve WLM installation:

- Download the latest WLM version availible at Get.Live.com
- Update Windows XP or Vista through Windows Update
- Go to "C:\Program Files\Windows Live" and remove "Messenger" folder (note: replace "C" with your root drive letter)
- Go to "C:ProgramData" (note: replace "C" with your root drive letter) and delete both Windows Live Installer and WLInstaller if you have any
- Restart PC
- Run the installer

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for solving WLM installation for us :)

Martina said...

I spent hours working on this problems. Thanks to you I actually fixed WLM installation.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. It works now :p

Anonymous said...

i can't find the C:ProgramData file!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this qucik solution :)

Anonymous said...

I am running Vista and if I download and use live messenger then my internet explorer or files on my desktop won't run, they open and shut down right away - Dell couldn't help and no answer from MSN on the problem - help

MSN Team said...

Have you downloaded 32-bit version for XP/Vista? It should work then. Tell me something more and I will try to solve this out for you.

JamesDean said...

is there a reason u dont have dates on any of these posts?
is it so that when someone experiences a problem that was supposedly solved a long time ago, that they'll go "oh, i guess they're working on it"

Anonymous said...

:'( not solved it just sais prepertin to install when i install it :'(

Anonymous said...

Hi.. I am Jonathan.. I having a problem installing MSN. The problem is it keep asking for livemess. I have try use solution but it still can't work. Can you tell me what can I do to install it.

Anonymous said...

When installing the new live messenger everythings fine untill the last bit around 72% and it crashes any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Still didnt help.

I've tried installing Install_Messenger_nous from the website, but I still get the error: 'Extracting file failed. It is most likely caused by lo0w memory (low disk space for swapping file) or coorupt Cabinet file.


I've been trying to solve this for the past 3 days, spending about 10 hours each day and still haven't found anything.

I need help asap

Anonymous said...

I have installed Windows Live / MSN messenger successfully. I cannot open the program from the desktop or Start/Programme menu. A 'msnmsgr.exe - Application Error' box appears saying that the application failed to initialise properly (Oxc0000005). I hve repeated numerous times and re-started my computer but with no luck.
Can someone explain in laymans terms what I can do to rectify.. computers are relatively new to me so please explain so I can understand.
Many thanks

LuLu said...

Hey , I had encounter problem with my Webcam . Whenever I wanted to send/receive webcam , I just could not get through it . MSN will says that either MSN cannot connect between me and my friend or Try again later . After that , I would receive a window from MSN MESSENGER that shows an error and I would had to click on "Send Error or Dont Send" . Why is this happening ? I tried to uninstall and install again MSN but still the problem is there. I'm using MSN MESSENGER 7.5 . Please help me ! My webcam sending/receiving works fine with Yahoo Messenger but not MSN! Help !

Anonymous said...

windows live messenger has the new 8.1, and cant sign in unless i install, when i install the new windows live, my computer says that i do not have full permission requires to install winsow live. im using vista by the way, is there any way you guys can help?

Anonymous said...

I have installed Windows Live / MSN messenger successfully. I cannot open the program from the desktop or Start/Programme menu. A 'msnmsgr.exe - Application Error' box appears saying that the application failed to initialise properly (Oxc0000005). I hve repeated numerous times and re-started my computer but with no luck.
Can someone explain in laymans terms what I can do to rectify.. computers are relatively new to me so please explain so I can understand.
PLZ CAN OYU HELP


MANY THANKS

Anonymous said...

I have installed Windows Live / MSN messenger successfully. I cannot open the program from the desktop or Start/Programme menu. A 'msnmsgr.exe - Application Error' box appears saying that the application failed to initialise properly (Oxc0000005). I hve repeated numerous times and re-started my computer but with no luck.
Can someone explain in laymans terms what I can do to rectify.. computers are relatively new to me so please explain so I can understand.
PLZ WRITE BACK THANKS

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me how to install WLM to D drive? It just automatically installs it into C:/Program Files! =(
Thanks for all your help!

Anonymous said...

I have installed the msn messenger on my notebook. But dunno why when i double-click the icon several times, nothing happen nor appear! What's wrong? Not even an error msg pop out...

Anonymous said...

I'm having the same problem as lulu, I can send my cam for my friends to see, but when they send theirs, it takes forever, and it never shows. can someone tell us what's the problem.

Anonymous said...

I have a hotmail e-mail address but for some reason, I can't install Messenger. I've turned off Firewall and it still won't install?

Is there anything else I can try?

Thanks

Vista Problem said...

Hi. I am using windows Vista. When I click on the link for installing Messenger, my Internet explorer says that I am not connected to the web. It seems that when I access .EXE files, instead of a pop-up for installation , I get directed to a website instead and hence I can't install. This problem also occurs when I try to install online games. I could install Messenger on my Windows XP, and no such problems occured. Why does this problem occur on my Windows Vista? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I try to install WLM on my Vista laptop, I am able to download the file, but when I run the Windows Live Installer, the messenger program cannot be installed. I downloaded an older version of messenger to try and get around this, but it does not allow signing in of a more modern account! Any ideas would be much appreciated!

1stsim144 said...
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1stsim144 said...

I can't find the error code on your list from your blog. And I want to get the latest WLM on my computer.
I'm using Microsoft XP by the way. And I did restart after download the latest installer.
the error code is 0x80070643
with the description fatal error during installation
Please reply!!

Anonymous said...

I can not install the new msn messenger. I click "run" for it to work, but it keep telling me that I'm not connected to the internet(which I am).

Anonymous said...

Hi, I ahev the same problem as mentioned above, it tells me i am not connected to the internet, which i am being able 2 access itunes store, all websites and downlaod programmes. I am using a wireless network conenction and have tried disabling all other netwrok connections but this has not solved the problem, Help would be much appreciated!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Windows Live/MSN Messenger really is a pain in the ass. I mean why would you have to install the shit if it cannot work. I keep getting error msg Application failed to initialize properly 0xc0000005. No one can tell me so far, what this means. I have been having this problem since last October.I have tried many things from different Forums. For those who are having problems, just download and install Trillian!!!!!!

VistaHelp said...

0x80070643

Hi, I am running Microsoft Vista 32 Home premium and i am getting the above error code as well..

please help!

Joe said...

Thanks so much. This worked for me!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I tried installing wlm for about 10000 times but whenever it is installing it gets to around 41% and than it sais that the instalation can't be performed. I tried everything but it just won't install. Can someone PLEASE help me?
Misha

Anonymous said...

I had following error message:

windows live suite was not installed.

system error details
code: 0x80070643
Description: fatal error during installation

One warning in Application Event log
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1015
Date: dd/mm/yyyy
Time: 11:50:18 PM
User: HOMEPC\user
Computer: HOMEPC
Description:
Failed to connect to server. Error: 0x800706BA.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

On my case, two services, "DCOM Server Process Launcher" and "Automatic Updates" are not running. After I started these two services, the installation process seems working just fine. I'm not sure which service in this case helps.

Good luck!

Amal said...

I have similar problems trying to download messenger, no matter what version I get an error which ends with messenger[1].exe is not a valid extension. All of this began after I formatted my hard drive. Initially I wasn't able to download yahoo messenger either but one day it finally completed the process.

Amal said...

Sorry, it ends with setup[1].exe is not a valid win32 application. Has anyone found a solution to this error?

1stsim144 said...

Where the hell is the webmaster?! GOD!

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A PROBLEM! When i open WLinstaller it is looking for Live stuff on my PC BUT IT WONT STOP IT AND I CAN*T DOWNLOAD THE FUCKING MESSENGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem, using the latest "liveball" from Microsoft, where they'd like you to use msn search bar, msn as home page, participate in their "product enhancement group" thing and you can also select to install a photo album, messenger and whatnot.

I only select MESSENGER and the setup program (from get.live.com) installs the "login assistant" (not sure if that's what's it called in English, as I use the Norwegian version) and when it goes on to install Live Messenger, it just goes .."couldn't install Messenger, would you like to try later?" - and places the installer on my desktop if I click the 'Try Later' button. Same thing happens if I try to install the photo album, for some reason.

My Windows (XP) is fully patched and everything worked fine up until now. Even tried removing the lot, rebooting, reinstalling - to no avail.

And of course the "help suggestions" included states that I should check my disk space (more than 200 gigs available, and the prog itself should check, shouldn't it?), my internet connection/proxy/firewall.

Duh.

IT'S ALL PERFECTLY FINE.

But the Live thing really sucks.

Anonymous said...

Microsoft is a worthless and necessary evil. They don't write good products and don't even support them. Looked all over their site for a fix and thanks to you, their product now works. They should be paying you for your services, the God forsaken @ss maggots!

1stsim144 said...

Stupid Windows Live team kept sending me mail reminding to upgrade my Live Messenger, but they NEVER care if the installer NEVER worked!! URGH
-.-

The Unknown Letter said...

i have WLinstaller but when i start downloading it the sign-assitant installs the toolbar installs but the messenger goes to 99% and won't download it just tells me to try again later.
PLZ HELP ME!

Anonymous said...

cheers it now works

Anonymous said...

I installed WLM 8.5 but can't seem to run WLM after the installation. An error will pop up. Any idea how to solve this?

Anonymous said...

The error given is: "Windows Live Messenger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Anonymous said...

hi i am having problems with installing WLM. Whenever I try to install WLM on my Vista laptop, I am able to download the file, but when I run the Windows Live Installer, the messenger program cannot be installed, and says try again later. What can i do to get around this?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I've downloaded WLM and installed on my Vista Ultimate with SP1, and when I try to install the options I selected i get the following message "Sorry, we couldn't install these programs." and all have the red x!
I tried several times without success. I don't have any personal firewall installed and windows firewall is disabled and anti-virus disabled as well.
Can you help me please?

Anonymous said...

hi, im having exactly the same problem as Lulu, please HELP!

Chris said...

My problem is it keeps getting stuck on 99% downloaded in the installer, same as with windows livemail

Anonymous said...

It wont let me install live messenger...it keeps telling me I am not online but I am, I have an older version on (7.5) usually it ovewrites/updates this but now it will not.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you guys just do a full STANDALONE MSN MESSENGER installation file. This will take care all your firewall and most of problems

Anonymous said...

Hi, here Alex from Vienna, thanks for the solution, removed the folders, made a reboot and uses a new downloades msn installer and now.. tadaaaa Msn ist installed :D

great thumbs up !

regards alex

Kawit said...

my computer error code is 80072745
please help to solve
thanks

Andre said...

Holy smacks I have been trying to get around this problem almost the whole day, then I saw on a site that the solution is to check ya time and date settings, make sure that they are correct. My problem was I had under the Interet Time to Automatically Synchronize with and Internet time Server. So check your settings and let me know if that help.

Anonymous said...

I asks a co-worker how to fix this after all the posts on this blog failed.... anyways, this worked for me and may work for you.

start the run command and type in the following without the ""

"regsvr32 wups2.dll"

There is a space between the regsvr32 and the wups2.dll.

Hit ok and then you can install MSN Live. This is related to Service Pack 3.

Cmdr. Ripper
with solution from Shimmysan!

Anonymous said...

Cmdr Ripper + Shimmysan : YOU ROCK !

Your solution is PERFECT ! FIX EVERYTHING !

Thank you sooooo muucccchhhh !!

Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps Cmdr. Ripper

You saved me and my sanity.

Rob.

Anonymous said...

I did not understand the instructions given to fix msn so it did not work but I discovered the best way to download windows live messenger 9.0 on windows vista that worked for me and I am currently using it and it works wonderfully!!! If anyone is still having trouble don't hesitate to leave a comment to ask me and I will reply!! Cya!!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU Cmdr. Ripper! I had a brand new Dell Vostro running XP and when I tried to download Windows Live Messenger it would say waiting...then try again later. Made me crazy. Thanks again

Matt said...

This thing from anonymous up above that said

"start the run command and type in the following without the ""

"regsvr32 wups2.dll"

There is a space between the regsvr32 and the wups2.dll.

Hit ok and then you can install MSN Live. This is related to Service Pack 3."

Worked great, was easy and didn't involve all kinds of restarting and deleting. Besides the fact that I didn't have a meesenger folder in my windows live folder, since I was working off a clean install, good luck everyone. MS just gets worse and worse about making things work correctly.

zhouge said...

Thanks, CDMR Ripper!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million! I had spent ages trying to fix the problem before coming across your site!

Anonymous said...

Cmdr. Ripper
with solution from Shimmysan!

4.6.08

You are GODS....

My teenage children Thank you for your easy solution to what seemed a MAJOR drama!!

ALL too EASY for this Computer NuffNuff Mummy !!

samuelB said...

Hi. i am using vista. i cant install windows live messenger which can be found on my start menu. at first they will show waiting but after a few mins, they will show not installed and ask me to try again later. i dun see any error, updated windows, close all the firewall but still cannot. i tried restarting lots of times but it will still show not installed. Pls help me ty

Anonymous said...

i dont have wlm but when i try to install it it sasys that it was unable to install it why? email me at kmvnov05@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

ok im trying to get MSN
when i try and install, it has a new error code that isn't listed....
it also says wnidows live suite wasn't install,
the error code is 0x8009200d
it also says "Not a cryptopgraphic message or the cryptographic msesage is not formatted correctly."

gahh help!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't find "C:\Program Files\Windows Live" or "C:ProgramData". So what do I do instead?

star said...

i have just bought a new laptop with vista... in the start menu that has an icon that says windows live messenger download, i have saved the application onto my laptop but whenever i try and install it it doesn't work, and occasionally the 'messenger' gets to 99% downloaded and then stops there, even if i leave it for hours. somebody help!!

ryan? said...

hmmmm i tried to install windows live messenger but for some reason it says that it will not install...

how do i get windows live to install? without any problems

Anonymous said...

Ok,im 14 and i have a problem installing WLM.I'm able to install it but i can't use it or anything.Then not only that,i can't install it or anything like that.Please tell me what wrong.

Anonymous said...

Hello
I had the same problem could not install live always says im offline i found what was wrong with mine.. in Internet Explorer..tools ...internet options...connections...lan settings....Automatically detec setings was not checked...

thats what fixed it for me

Anonymous said...

I tried the above suggestions, deleted the Installer folder, rebooted, etc... still does not install.

Does anyone have a working fix?

Frank K Schneider said...

Hi!
I've just reinstalled my Windows Vista, only to find the Windows Live Installer not work, saying "installation canceled" unexpectedly. I searched for solutions and found this page. I found WLInstaller folder in ProgramData, deleted it and restarted my PC. It's so good to see the installation running well.

Thank you for the solution.

LostLiz said...

OK every time i click on the install ment it says
"Sorry, Windows Live programs cannot be installed on Windows Server, Windows XP Pro x64 Edition, or Windows Operating Systems earlier then Windoes XP Service pack"
I am updating now
also i have only just put it on
help meeeeeeeeeee

Filipe said...

Are you having trouble INITIALIZING Live Messenger??
You can install it, but CAN NOT RUN IT??
Here goes a hint: (it seems foolish, BUT SERIOUSLY, TRY IT OUT!)

Turn OFF your modem, reset your PC

Take even the plug off

THEN

Turn it back on.

Kristine Lopez said...

Hi i've got an problem.
I tried to install WLM But then i tried to install it it said that it could not download because its not an 32win program..? What am i supposed to do?

Anonymous said...

Try installing Windows Live Messenger 8.1. It worked for me! =)

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!

Peter Pan said...

I was able to install after downloading from the link provided by and following the direction.

I just deleted all the files located in the live and messenger folders.

Then I did the install and it worked.

Thanks for the help

Anonymous said...

yo ive tryed installing wlinstaller but it comes up with a error so i cant install windows live messenger help me plz

Zoidy said...

I tried what was suggested and it did not work, every time I tried to install it it just failed and then as soon as it failed Windows Live Messengers loaded and signed me in even though it said it failed so i don't know what the hell is going on but its working now =/

Anonymous said...

can anyone help me please??. when i run the installer it wont run because it says i need to install "winduows update agent 5.8.02469" which i cant find. thanks .Sven.

Anonymous said...

scrap that last comment ive found it!

matty & amós said...

So yeah, I'm so mad about this whole 'beta' new stuff. I didn't know anything about it thought was just an upgrade and stuff.. so I did it, but I didn't like it and I tried to delete it and there wasn't an option so then I got someway to do it and uninstalled messenger live, beta, everything. And now when I try to download any version of msn it says

'System error details
Code:0x8000ffff
Description: Catastrophic failure'

I've tried many many times to solve it, tried downloading again and again but nothing.
Guess everyone's having a problem with that, huh.

emarosee@yahoo.com said...

Im with u matty & amós
.i encountered this damn prb too !

wonder what the heck is wrong with this holyshit "beta" version of msn
i downloaded windows live suite but its not workin though & whenever i try to sign in a msg error comes
anyone can post instructions for this?

Emma, vaniliasky_2@hotmail.com said...

well i also had this prb
i did this in fact

i uninstalled every msn i had in my pc

then i downloaded windows live suite from website

this is a link plz anyone can change rapidshare link & upload it into another better one

http://rapidshare.com/files/84540712/Windows_Live_Suite.zip


http://www.zshare.net/download/6979627d1aee32/

download & then install each item
...

plzzzz do it fast coz it will be blocked

Hope it works with everyone

Good luck

Vista Master said...

Removing " C:Program Files/Messenger " Does Do The Trick And You Gon't Even Have To Restart The COmputer

Anonymous said...

i can't delete the files suggested, and I still can't install windows live. Going to try trillian, frustrated.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Windows Live Is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo AWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT lets you do everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is soooooooo cool in every way and i feel sorry for you guys ahahahahahahahaha too bad for you guys xD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to download windows live messenger for over a week. It gets to 99% and won't go any further. After about 15 mins a red "X" & "Not Installed" appears where the 99% used to be. Not sure why this is happening, sign in assist installed fine at the same time. I am able to use the email facility perfectly, just not messenger. Would it be recommended to uninstall and try again??? Please help :(

Cee's Productions said...

hii. sorry, its still not working, im on windows xp computer, and ive tried to reinstall it, cause of a problem. ive tried to reinstall.i couldn't even download it from the site, used www.download.com instead. i open the exe file and it checks for my computer if there are any windows live programs. then it stops saying "unable to install" i've had spyware on my computer, but does that affect it?

Anonymous said...

i have every thing working but wen i run the WLinstaller it starts saying "cheking for other live programs" then it just fails to instal my mesenger and asks me to tri again later

ed said...

Hi, I tried installing windows live messenger after the old version told me I had to update. I downloaded the intaller off the windows live website, and ran it, I chose the files I wanted to download and it was checking files for a few minutes, then it just says, 'Sorry, we could not download these files...' It has a link titled, 'Get help with this,' but these haven't helped at all. Has anyone else had this problem, and have you found a solution? Please respond.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have a bit of a problem, I tried installing windows live messenger but all I got was error code: 0x80070643, I've looked for a solution everywhere, enough to memorise the darn thing :( can someone help????

Anonymous said...

hi hope some one can help im trying to download msn an when it does it says ive already got a new one but cant find it anywere

jim said...

yeah no this dosnt work for me. iv uninstalled and deleated EVERY thing i can find to do with msn messenger (including plus) i have the 0x8000ffff error after trying msn somthing beta (the newest beta version). i hated it and i want to downgrade, but all my efferts just get thrown back into my face. i have no idear what this 0x8000ffff thing is, cant find any help that i understand, theres nothing left to uninstall in add/remove progs. WHAT THE HELL?!?! help?

Anonymous said...

Everytime i log on to msn its fine but when i start talking to people it comes up with 'send error' or 'dont send'! What should i do?

Red said...

Can someone please help
I had windows live installed, (messenger, mail, photo.. Everything)
I installed the new 2009 version of messenger and it didnt install properly.
So I tried to reinstall, it tells me that it is already installed but it isnt anywhere, I have tried search and the program file and windows folder.

Anonymous said...

stupid way of install windows live messenger. Jus give the full installation !! Y giv us a small file to us and dl the files through it !? I'm tired of waiting the downloads and u wan me to wait for it to check my pc for windows live programs !? that jus sucks !

Anonymous said...

it stoping on 99% and stays like that for hours and hours and ive tried it again and again and it still dosnt work! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, just fixed my'n, the date was set 2 2099 and that was the problem. hope that helps some1. cheres

Sébastien said...

Hey, if u tires of wasting time with that man i cant beleive this TRASHY software i think i can install it 4% of the time i try to..

Anyway i've found this 100% working solution..

Go get msn messenger 7.0 from www.oldversion.com and then log in.. it's gonna ask u to update.. update it and there you go !! im doing it right now and its wroking while anything i found here didnt....

GOOD LUCK ( i had to tell this trick somewhere)

Anonymous said...

Cmdr. Ripper's solution worked for me! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I cant install msn cause it says theres already the newer version installed, but cant find it nowhere, neither in control panel add remove, and neither in program files.
Any help please?

Anonymous said...

The error code list on this site doesnt have the error code im about to give. 80004002 this is the code given to me after having an unsuccessful login into msn.

Anonymous said...

help !!!!

got a new laptop , it runs on windows vista....i try to download msn but it says something about not being able to link with g.mail ?? i can go too my mail by going to www.msn.com but i just cant get the instant messenger....if anyone can help please get in touch...email me on ChelzCeltic@hotmail.co.uk or ChelzCeltic@yahoo.co.uk......thakns a million if anyone can help !!

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T FIND THE C:programdata
heeeelp

Anonymous said...

"regsvr32 wups2.dll"
worked for me!!

Thanks Cmdr. Ripper & Shimmysan!

Anonymous said...

help,all my friensds and family have "msn space",but icant access to my page,or to my pictures...(this happened 1 w.ago).
msn messeger work fine,but icant open my msn live space page!
please help!!!

Anonymous said...

this what i got :
https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=10&ct=1231039623&rver=5.5.4177.0&wp=MBI&wreply=https:%2F%2Fauth.bay.livefilestore.com%2Fstorageservice%2Fpassport%2Flogin.aspx%3Fcid%3D-1854507058302250333%26cru%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fprofile.live.com%252f%253fmkt%253den-us%2526sa%253d406691884&id=250915&lc=1033

please help!!
milwatts@yahoo.com

Gaurav said...

Hey there.I have tried to install the latest Windows Lie Messenger 2009.I got it through softpedia.com as an offline installer msi.The problem is that whenever i try to install it,all it does is show that the files have been extracted.No installation starts.In the folder "c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger" it shows that the files are extracted.When i click on msnmgs.exe or somethin,it runs but doesnt login showing error 80040154,i tried to reregister msxml3.dll,even reinstallin it,even formatting the pc...What do i do?

Anonymous said...

SOLUTION (for me anyway)
i have tried several times to install the new live messenger, and it repeatedly just told me it couldnt do it, with no kind of explanation, and no helpful trouble shooting.

I tried installing it from HERE: http://download.live.com/?sku=messenger
(just hit the download button)

as opposed to just downloading messenger, i got a tonne of other programs as well. but importantly, it DID install WLM (after a lengthy wait)
no idea what the problem actually was, maybe the messenger installer just didnt like my machine but this seems to be a solution. I can always get rid of the extra rubbish later...

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have tried all the suggestion mentioned in this blog but still can not download MSN. I have vista and everytime trying to download it said i am not connected to the internet.

Help please!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello ermm I really need your help round here.
It seems that whenever I try to unistall the messenger i cant find it in "Programs and Features" or when i try to install another messenger (messenger 8.5) it says that i already installed it. By the way i am using vista and i really dont know what to do and please email me at "king-hamza-1995@hotmail.co.uk".

Thanks if you can help me and email me ASAP (as soon as possible).

Anonymous said...

hi all, ok so im trying to install the new messenger live on my lap top and after downloading it it says it couldnt install and has errors on the right hand side??? i removed the old messenger and now cant get any back! :( it annoying please help as i need my msn for work communications
thanks
alex.

Anonymous said...

Hi every1
I have this problem
I had the WLM 8.5 and I installed the WLM2009 beta, but the It sent an error all the time, then I deleted the folder, since the program didn't appear in the list of the installed programs. But now I can't install any version of WLM, since every version sends me an error! I dunno what to do anymore! I'm running Windows XP, and I'd like some help, please

Anonymous said...

Hello again I am the person who had the hotmail address "king-hamza-1995@hotmail.co.uk"

Well I have found a solution to that problem just simply go on the link

http://www.download.com/Handy-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10881124.html?part=dl-10881124&subj=dl&tag=button

Just unistall the program you want to unistall which isn't showing on "Programs and Features" or "Add or Remove Hardware", and Install the and Install the Program you want.

I offer you people advice and do not Install "Windows Live Mesenger BETA Version" because it is not any better than the old msn. It is better you stick with "Windows Live Messenger 8.5". Go on the link below if you would like to install "Windows Live Messenger 8.5"

http://www.soft32.com/Download/Free/Windows_Live_Messenger_MSN_Messenger/4-187295-1.html

I Hope this works for all of you people who are in this situation.

Anonymous said...

I went to open MSN live messenger qnd I was prompted to download a newer version otherwise could not sign in. So here we go but after trying to download it said it failed error 80004002. Looked everywhere to fix it it seemed rather complicate operations with removing everything and put it back or getting an older version. Tried "regsvr32 wups2.dll"
worked for me!! Thnks hips.

Anonymous said...

i have vista and have been trying to download live messager. Tried all the suggested method above but it does not seem to work. It keep on saying that i am not connected to the internet.

Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the error code is 0x8104000b

jsypoon@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

king-hamza-1995@hotmail.co.uk you are incredible
this has completly sorted out my problem thank youuu :)

Anonymous said...

u don't have a solution for my error code: 0x80070641 this happens trying to install WLM. thanku

Marin said...

Thank you king-hamza-1995@hotmail.co.uk

You solved all my problems :)

Anonymous said...

i had the following problem:

u cant install msn messenger as a newer version is already installed. (i use vista) i coundt find it on the uninstall list through control panel... so i manually deleted it from program files. Thats when all hell broke lose and started gettin woierd error codes. After searching for solutions on the internet i came across zap messenger downloaded it ran the exe file took 2 seconds then ran the wml installer and its working thank god ... but it is taking a hell of alot of time though hope it works... will let u know if it does

Anonymous said...

yayyyyyyyyy i got it it worked haha

version 2009 (build 14.0.8050.12.02)

dunno if its 9.0 it jus says windows live messenger lol but finally after 5 days of no messenger i finally get it thankgod for zap messenger!!!!!!!!!!

http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E3785B1281BBDA1!1118.entry?sa=750859594

Anonymous said...

i go to unistall msn messenger live because it's not working and when i go to uninstall it, it says it cannot find the installation package. i dont know what to do really need your help ?
x

Nike said...

Awesome!!! Thanks, it worked.

t-man186 said...

hi, i'm running a vista laptop, and it program installer gets to around 100% overall, and then i get an error message saying "Microsoft.VC90.CRT.version="9.0.21022.8"

Also says theres another program interfering with it, but it's the only one open....

Anonymous said...

i cant install because of this error/0x80280004

Anonymous said...

my pc is vista i delete in program file because they cannot uninstall
after that i try to download full version install file ,the setup say i have install already.....i use regedit delete all file with windows live messenger 2009

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
i had the 0x8104000b error code, it wouldn't allow me to download or install the WLM, i solved this problem using a malware removal software.

Hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! - I have my old messenger back!
Am not going to mess with installing the new version until I know it installs properly for everyone.
Why do they release stuff to the world if it has problems and then wonder why people get annoyed with MS products?

Thanks again, am saving your download file for future use.

Jaakup said...

Okey i have an error no one else has.

Microsoft application error reporting.

please try installing windows live programs again. And unknown error occurred. hr:0x80070015

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Anonymous said...

C:ProgramData does not exist for me.

zac said...

hi...

i installed the WLM 9.0 but then i am unable to sign in. when i sign in, it shows "welcome back" but i cant see the contacts and stuff..pls help.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I had WLM back then but recently it doesn't work anymore, saying that I have to update it. So I tried to update it. It didn't work and it referred me to the website but evrytime it said 'Page cannot be found'.

I've been trying to download the latest WLM frm Get.Live.com, but the dialog box never show up. I've tried 'try again' again & again but it still doesn't work. I've checked the system requirements and my system has met them all.

I've tried to download WLM from another source and it was successful but when I tried to open the installer, it still didn't work. How can I fix this? now I can't use WLM in my laptop.. :'( Thanks..

Jaslyn Chong said...

Hi! I've got a problem here... You see.. i have an old account in my laptop.. I already renew the msn messenger and it's working fine... So days ago i wanted to create another user.. So i have to recreate msn.. But this time when i go to Get.Live.com.. It also remains usual but when i click "Download",there's a pop up writing 'save file or cancel'... Normally there's always a 'run' but now there's isn't... so how am i going to install msn?? Is it because i am not suppose to install the newest msn straight away?? Or is there any other explainations?? Pls help me!! TQ!

Anonymous said...

now i wont to install msn 8.5 but in my hard drive are 100 gb free space when i tryet to install msn in 3 min the comp tells me that isn no free space in u hard drive whatt the hard drive eat spacee msn setup is 66.8 mb what a shiittt what can i doo to install that thanksssss peacee

Anonymous said...

I got an error code that wasn't on here. can you figure it out for me?

I go to install it and i get the error code

hr:0x80070003

paul said...

hi
i cant instal msn live 2009,
this happens every week now.
first it begins with error 81000803 is it? the one that cant resolve host file names. etc.
NONE of the advice at all helped.
(am on XP service pack 3)

so i uninstal, and re-instal with fresh download, this tends to work BUT som e times like now (and i know i SHOULDNT have to do this AT ALL) when i try to reinstal it thinks i already have it..
even though i have deleted all live stuff from my programme files etc.. am at the end of my witts here,
can any one tell me how to tell live that IT ISNT ON MY LAPTOP and if it is HOW DO I FIND WHERE IT IS HIDING TO DELETE IT?

paul said...

hi
i cant instal msn live 2009,
this happens every week now.
first it begins with error 81000803 is it? the one that cant resolve host file names. etc.
NONE of the advice at all helped.
(am on XP service pack 3)

so i uninstal, and re-instal with fresh download, this tends to work BUT som e times like now (and i know i SHOULDNT have to do this AT ALL) when i try to reinstal it thinks i already have it..
even though i have deleted all live stuff from my programme files etc.. am at the end of my witts here,
can any one tell me how to tell live that IT ISNT ON MY LAPTOP and if it is HOW DO I FIND WHERE IT IS HIDING TO DELETE IT?

Hieu said...

Why doesn't it work for me? I removed MSN, now I want to reinstall it, but the system notice I have installed already and I must remove it first. I have followed the text, but the problem with code 1603 still occurs!

Hieu said...

I have removed Window Live Message absolutely and deleted all its related folders. Now I cannot find it anywhere in my computer, but the system still requires me to remove WLM to install again(?!).

Anonymous said...

I can't install it either. My problem is that it says I need administrator access but the thing is, I'm already on the admin account so I don't know what to do. I tried to do the method above but when I go in the windows live folder it doesn't have the messenger folder in it, just the install folder. ;x

Anonymous said...

worked great...godsend

Anonymous said...

Okay...I had Windows Live on my computer, but it got deleted. I've tried to reinstall it so many times, but every time I click download, another window comes up with some weird site. And I've tried every website I could find to download it from! Each one does the same thing. Also, I was able to download the installer, but an error came up saying to check I'm connected to the Internet. I looked for the error code on your list and it's not there. It's 0x8104000b. Please HELP ME!!

Anonymous said...

hi , i want to reinstall my msn .. but i incidently deleted all the file in my computer and recycle bin without uninstall it at the first place.. and now i cant install it again.. any idea to help me ? pls

Anonymous said...

i need help to download msn.
i don't have msn installed but it keeps saying that you already have inistalled id it. i cant install it. can some one please help me.
than you

BrandonBeverly ! said...

I keep getting the hr:0x80070643 error message, and i had windows live 8.5 or 8.0 beta or something but yeah anyways, i keep getting that error when i try to update ahh help!?

Anonymous said...

hello i triing to install any windows live messnegr but wen i install it you have to choose wich apps u wold like with that and its say i have already got the messenger but i tried every wer to find it but cannot get . and i cannot find the folder to delet so could u plz help and by the way b cause of that i am using some fake msn called amsn

blue said...

i cannot install msn messenger as it will not go pass 58% completion of installation (Installing Microsoft application Error reporting) i have tried it several times with no success., please help !!!

paul said...

a regualr problem with the latest version of msn (OF WICH THERE ARE TOO MANY ISSUES) is that every week or so you cant log in as it cant resovle host file names, and often the advice falls WELL short from official msn crew.
then when you uninstal it and e-instal it thinks it is already installed, WHAT A MALLARKY!
so i found this, it gets rid of all the crap that the ininstller shud, and makes frsh space for a re-instaling HOWVER.
get ZapMessenger (google for latest version. it is a peice of software, SAFE and will instal itself, and when u start it up, asks you to clik "start" then it gets rid of all the crap left behind in msn folder. you can NOW re-instal, BUT you will HAVE to get rid of live sign in assistant too or it will still think you have msn installed.

DONT re-instal the latest version instal, instead VERSION 8 at most, until, they get these issues sorted, in fact many of the team have made ME feel to blame when THEIR advice has fallen short.
so basically you are doing nothing wrong, latest msn is too "buggy" and shudnt hav been released yet at all. so its NOT your fualt
to recap...
msn newest msn (as in the one from march/april this year 2009) tends to not let you log in after a weeks use, and dies this every week or two.
you MUST uninstal,
then when you do, it cant instal as it thinks it is already, GRRRR

SO you NEED to use ZapMessenger to get rid of it fiully, AND get rid of live sign in assistant
THEN reinstal a version no later than version 8..
then you will have plain sailing, (tho u may need avery while to re-intstal, u now have zapmessenger to help) enjoy

hold on i'll get a link for Zap

http://www.msgstuff.com/news/post/515-zapmessenger-the-perfect-fix-for-install-issues-with-messenger/

paul said...

and remember, you will need to uninstal live sign in assistant too before it will allow you to reinstal, ok? go for it

Anonymous said...

Having a problem installing live messenger, i get the error code hr:0x80070003

was wondering if i could get some help.
thank u

Anonymous said...

keep getting Error: os_check 0x80280004 when trying to download msn messenger...what do i do?

paul said...

too the two comments above me here, i've had those too errors too, one is for host file unresolution,
USE ZAPMESSENGER as NONE of the official live/msn advixe at all worked for those errors at all, except to send something that was MEANT to do what ZapMessenger ACTUALLY does (wextract or something like that)
ok

in fact msn is the ONLY messenger i know that gets ANY of these hassles, its an old klunky peice of tosh thats been patched up over and over for years and is a lauging stock of any wizz kids i know

paul said...

one of the two erros directly above this seem to be for the lack of msn being able to resolve host file names..
and i have found official mlive/msn advice on this to be tosh, and possibly co-incidental if it worked..
as it can resolve iteelf somehow

also when you inform them NONE of their advice has worked fob you off with something called along the lines of wexstract 9apporximatly called that) which you insgtal and it does NOTHING, absolutly nothing.

so dont even bother to uninstal JUST USE ZAPMESSENGER and re-intal version 8 or certainly a version BEFORE this years disaster
AND REMEBER YOU WEILL HAVE TO UNINSTAL LIVE SIGN IN TOO OR IT WILL STILL THINK IT IS ALL INSTALLED.
sorry abo8ut caps am in hurry xxxx

Anonymous said...

You are a legend.
I tried many different methods including zapmessenger, Windows install clean-up, sfc / system scans... and it didn't have to be so complicated.

Anonymous said...

I have installed windows many of time. but this perticular time it said that windows live is already installed, msn everything. i checked in add/remove, programm files, windows compoinants but they are no where to be found. can you help please

Lord

elfel@hotmail.co.uk said...

PLZ HELP ME !
how do i fix

*Microsoft Application Error Reporting . Try installing Windows Live programs again. Programs were not installed because the installation was canceled.aborted:0x8004004.
and there is
*Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime
and it tells the same
and thers also
*Windows Live Communications Platform Unsecified error.
and it says Check to be sure you are connected to internet . You cannot download Windows live progrmas unless you're connected to Interned. hr:0x80004005

I was connected to interned and i only can install toolbar but thats the only think i can install
PLZ HELP ME!

If sameone has an asnwer could you please email me on elfel@hotmail.co.uk Thanks

Anonymous said...

Ok, i wanted to install the older, 8.1 version of Windows Live Messenger but i had the newest 2009 version installed.

So when i went to uninstall it through Programs and Features, there was nothing there that seamed to be for it so i deleted it through Program Files.

I then found out that you can uninstall it through Programs and Features, its just under a unobvious name, so i also did this and now when i try and install the old 8.1 version or the new 2009 version again, it is telling me it is still installed...

But there is no data on my system in Programs or Program files. So i dont know where it is reading this data from. Please help sort this.

Regards Dan :)

Anonymous said...

hey i have a problem to install a live messenger after i did format to my computer ...would u help me plz

Anonymous said...

This is crap, to put it bluntly. I've done all that has been advised and still can't install WLM. If this is Microsoft's idea of service and ingenuity, then they have a serious problem. The old version was topnotch. This is unbelievably frustrating and I give up. Also, I give up on anything from Microsoft that I absolutely don't have to have. They are in it for the money and release things before debugging them. Good luck with Windows 7, I see the same thing happening with it. It will be Vista light and still the same bloated OS catering to gamers and the like. Netbook for me. Let them eat cake, no that's too good for them. Let them eat the crumbs.

Danielle said...

I recieved the e-mail stating i had to upgrade to a 9.6 version so I did the install and it wouldn't connect to the internet, though my old desktop icon still would. I called tech support, they had me delete the old messnger and then restore my system -.- which caused my system to crash and no longer load windows at all. THEN.. they told me "sorry, the new problem is with windows and you will have to contect microsoft tech support to have it fixed", so I did, and they told me that since XP was bought out, it would cost me $60 just to have them "attempt" by phone tech support. In the end I had to have a freind take my pc apart and switch things around so that it would boot from my restore disc and am now in the process of reinstalling 5 years worth of updates and upgrades just to get my programs to go back to being compatible with one another.... I've decided Qwest, MSN, and Microsoft are more trouble than they are worth, and am buying a Mac.

WBK666 said...

i used a program called revo uninstaller to get rid of my old windows live messenger then the install of the newer version worked 1st time

Slykun said...

thanks dude

Anonymous said...

Google Revo Uninstaller And Uninstall MSN With That Then Install New One.

Chia said...

Anyone can tell me about my windows live messenger's problem?...

My windows live messenger cannot work...

I tried to go to the WLM's website to download, but it says the website has broken...

not only WLM,but also the yahoo messenger,MSN cannot work...

Chia said...

Anyone can help me to solve this problem?

My WLM can't work and I also can't download the installer from the website...it says the website cannot be found..

Pls reply me asap... :(

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! It worked!

jda13 said...

i have deleted messenger on accident instead of uninstalling it,when i go back to the site to download it it says i already have it when i really don't. i have delted all the windows live files off my computer,anyone can help?

Anonymous said...

i tried to download the new msn.
it wouldn't work, so i uninstalled it.

i downloaded an older version.
it wouldnt install because there was a newer verion on my computer already installed.
so i deleted the setup.

i deleted everything to do with the new msn.
i tried reinstalling it, but it says its already installed.

i search my whole computer, it cant find anything.


i tried that revo uninstall thing, that cant find msn either.

i'm wayy sick of using ebuddy and version 4.... help anyone?

or will i have to wait for another version :(

Jhunt133 said...

Hi i have a problem with msn i uninstalled it off the computer to install a newer version and now when i try to install a newer version it says i still have a msn on my computer so i deleted all msn files and folders and left no trance of a msn file on the computer and it says theres a newer version on the computer alredi and tells me to uninstall it in add and remove programs and it is not even in there .... it also comes up with error 1603 please help!!! thanks

Domski said...

Every Time I download Windows Live Messenger, it always comes up with a file name BINARY file...
what application do i have to open this binary file..

John L Davis said...

wow.. that registry cleaner worked for me!!! thanks a lot guys.. I also think my pc works a lot faster after installing it... too bad you need to spend few bucks on it but if it works .. why not!

Robert said...

Have done all these things and it has made no difference :( when i try to install, it just says it cant connect to the internet?? EVEN THOUGH IVE JUST BEEN ON THE INTERNET TO DOWNLOAD THE INSTALLER!

Anonymous said...

Hi all i cant install msn it says it is already installed pls help!

Seba123 said...

Hi i cant install msn it stops at 22% any ideas?? pls help

SebaHazor said...

HELP ME CANt INSTALL MSN OMG HELO IT SOPS AT 22% HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

sarah said...

I cannot download any msn version I always get the same comment

sheepy.yy said...

i keep trying to use msn Downloads but always appears that the link is broken, please help!

NEED HELP! said...

Hello there. I've a problem. I dl the window live message, latest version. It everytime come to, 89% then it reverse. What's wrong, please tell me, Thank you! :)

Ameera said...

I installed the new version of yahoo and then when i turn my computer off and on the next day msn didnt have my email address or password saved and more and it still wold save it when i said remember after turn computer off again so i uninstalled msn and try to reinstall it but every time i do it will not le me and an error pops up that say's a fatal erroe has occurred ERROE:0x80190194

Alicia said...

HeyhEY!!HELP~~~I i delete the window live the file from program file.Now i install the setup they say i have install messenger ready!!How i cannot install!!??

REPLY FASTER~~!URGENT~

Alicia cher said...
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Maryam Aftab said...

i have a msn account and everything is just fine, but when i search for downloading msn live messanger it say The page cannot be displayed. i dont know what to do... :( if some wants to give me a solution. mail me on maryamaftab1@hotmail.com
plzzzzzzzzzz help me out. im worried because i want to be connected with my friends through msn live messanger. So HELP HELP HELP...

Alicia cher said...
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Gino said...

I can not log in on WLM because i had to install an upgrade but when i try to install it , it stops at half way and says that i canceled the installation. Plz reply me on gino.ellul@gmail.com . I NEED IT badly XD

Anonymous said...

to start off i have windows vista.I havent used WLM i dont think ever and i decided to make an account there was an error so i decided to download the newest version, the problem with that was it waould not install so i deleted the original from program files and i tried to download a new one..it works fine until it is in the 85-90% area of downloading then i notice that the percentage starts going down and it says rolling back WLM which is so weird basically its uninstalling what it originally installed right before my eyes and i have no idea how to fix this problem! please help my code error is C0000005 which i do not see on the list i have also tried to download it via windows update but it does not work :( please if you know how to fix my problem email me at : vo_shaina@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i need help to fix my msn I can not make it work, and each time i try to install it, shows me this error.


Can not find ordinal 266 in the dynamic link library msi.dll.

please some one help me to find the answer for fix that :(

Sanja said...

I can not install the new msn messenger. I click "run" for it to work, but it keep telling me that I'm not connected to the internet(which I am).

stanley said...

hi hi admin...
im having a quite serious problem now about installing windows live messenger...
i cannot install due to error of "0x80004004" and "0x80070659"
can u help me? or if u wan get a screen shot,leave ur email for me thanks a lot and sorry for me broken english,thanks a lot

reythehutt said...

why is the video on the new version so tiny, while yhay on Skype can be as large as the screen. what was the matter with the previous version. Why cant they leave things alone. AAAAArrrgghhhhhh

Guio said...

hi!! i try downloading msn and it says that my page can not be displayed ive tried to download it thru download.com and then it gives me and error.... can some one please help me!!!!!!!

prabha said...

Hi,
I tried to install the windows live messenger in my computer but it does not run. It says"you already have this program", unfortunately, I do not have it. What can be the reason behind this? Please suggest the appropriate solution for this problem.I really want to have messenger in my computer.
Thanks,
Prabha

Asir said...

to install MSN 2009, download " Wlsetup-custom" which is 1.09 mb...and download "dotnetfx" and also "WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86"....now install dotnetfx and the last widnowsxp--....after that opend wlsetup-custom....u will find it open and mark messenger install....there u are.. :)

Anonymous said...

im trying Windows 7.

and ive downloaded
the new "all in one pack shit" from
windowslive, the problem is, when i try to run the program i get the result:

OnCatalogResult: ox80072ee6

now ive tryed to google this thing, and it gives me 1 page in google, whit arabian, Spanish, and some other language that i dont know, so im lost here.

Jade said...

Hi ive tried installing this on vista and it said something about a download error and it wont install it then it just rolls back can you tell me how to fix this problem?

Jou Valentine said...

I've tried to install MSN 2009,the newest one,although I've already removed the msn,couldn't even find a trace of it,even tried the clear registry errors and restarted,and tried to install again,it told me it's installed,but I still couldn't find the trace of it.Can anyone please teach me how to fix?

Anonymous said...

I can not install the new msn messenger. I click "run" for it to work, but it keep telling me that I'm not connected to the internet. How i need to solve this problem??

s said...

hi! i'm using windows 7, i every time i tried to install windows live (and there were some...) i get an "unknown error" display...
what can i do??

Anonymous said...

that registry fix tool helped me!

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