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0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?



 
 
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Old October 5th 08, 06:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
SteveB
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

I'm getting the same error

System Error Details :
Code : 0x8000ffff
Description : Catastrophic Error

When I attempt to install WindowsLive on my Vista 64 machine. No issues with
the WinXP dual boot side.
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Old October 5th 08, 09:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
Gary VanderMolen
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

You should post that issue in the Windows Live Messenger newsgroup:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...ve.mess enger


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"SteveB" wrote in message ...
I'm getting the same error

System Error Details :
Code : 0x8000ffff
Description : Catastrophic Error

When I attempt to install WindowsLive on my Vista 64 machine. No issues with
the WinXP dual boot side.



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Old October 5th 08, 11:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
SteveB
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?


Gary, Why. I'm not having issues with Messenger, but in trying to install
the desktop WindowsLive.

"Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

You should post that issue in the Windows Live Messenger newsgroup:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...ve.mess enger


--
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


"SteveB" wrote in message ...
I'm getting the same error

System Error Details :
Code : 0x8000ffff
Description : Catastrophic Error

When I attempt to install WindowsLive on my Vista 64 machine. No issues with
the WinXP dual boot side.




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Old October 6th 08, 02:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
Gary VanderMolen
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

The Subject line of this thread specifically includes the words "Windows
Live messenger", so that is why I referred you to that newsgroup.
Just saying "Windows Live" is not very definitive. That group name covers
a whole suite of different programs, see http://get.live.com .
Each of those programs has its own support group.
If you meant Windows Live Mail, its support group is

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...mail .desktop

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Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


"SteveB" wrote in message ...

Gary, Why. I'm not having issues with Messenger, but in trying to install
the desktop WindowsLive.

"Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

You should post that issue in the Windows Live Messenger newsgroup:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...ve.mess enger


--
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


"SteveB" wrote in message ...
I'm getting the same error

System Error Details :
Code : 0x8000ffff
Description : Catastrophic Error

When I attempt to install WindowsLive on my Vista 64 machine. No issues with
the WinXP dual boot side.






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Old October 7th 08, 05:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
therriengn
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?


omg I cannot believe i figured this one out. I have searched everywhere
for the mysterious Catastrophic Error 0x8000ffff and as you said
Jonathan basically its trying to load a componant that is no longer
available, however i tried installing messenger as you suggested but got
the 'A more recent version of Windows live exists blah blah blah'

I then stumbled upon this tool the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301

You can use the utility to remove installation information for programs
that were installed by using Windows Installer. Be aware that Windows
Installer CleanUp Utility will not remove the actual program from your
computer. However, it will remove the installation files so that you can
start the installation, upgrade, or uninstall over.

Worked Great i removed the info that Windows Installer assumed was
there and was able to proceed with my installation with no Catastrophic
failure.

There's 3 hours of my life i won't get back but hopefully this will
help someone else. Cheers Lola




















'Jonathan Kay [MVP Wrote:
;3984789']Greetings,

Basically it's trying to load a component that isn't there. I
reproduced something similar
recently and didn't have any luck actually debugging what it was
looking for using standard
tools (procmon, etc.) although I did end up figuring it out.
Unfortunately it won't relate
to this Live Installer problem.

The quickest way to install Messenger would be to just download and
install Messenger
directly from its MSI:
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/redir/wlm85.asp

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Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this
signature or citation
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"Peter Foldes" wrote in message
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posted to the live messenger group via crosspost
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Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be

acknowledged.

"Tom beck" Tom wrote in message
...
When i Try And Install Windows Live 8.1 For My Windows Vista PC It

Says..

There Was A Problem with this Installation.Windows Live Suite Was

Not
Installed.
System Error Details :
Code : 0x8000ffff
Description : Catastrophic Error



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Old October 11th 08, 12:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.msn.messenger,microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
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hey everyone waz up ,you all fine i like to be online and listen to music so
that's why i hv windows media player is so fun having it and be updated
that's why i need to share my problems with you all


"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

Greetings,

Basically it's trying to load a component that isn't there. I reproduced something similar
recently and didn't have any luck actually debugging what it was looking for using standard
tools (procmon, etc.) although I did end up figuring it out. Unfortunately it won't relate
to this Live Installer problem.

The quickest way to install Messenger would be to just download and install Messenger
directly from its MSI:
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/redir/wlm85.asp

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
--


"Peter Foldes" wrote in message
...

posted to the live messenger group via crosspost
--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

"Tom beck" Tom wrote in message
...
When i Try And Install Windows Live 8.1 For My Windows Vista PC It Says..

There Was A Problem with this Installation.Windows Live Suite Was Not
Installed.
System Error Details :
Code : 0x8000ffff
Description : Catastrophic Error



thank you thank you thank you hmm i wish i can date a guy like you

  #17 (permalink)  
Old October 12th 08, 03:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.msn.messenger,microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

If that's directed at me, I'm single

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Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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"doggystyler" wrote in message
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thank you thank you thank you hmm i wish i can date a guy like you



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Old October 13th 08, 12:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
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I just had the same problem.

I have found a solution.
I had the windows live beta installed on my pc but then crashed when it
forced me to install an update version which corrupted the installation
files.

I tryed to manually uninstall windows live beta from control panel and
then tryed to install the normal windows live messenger on
http://messenger.msn.co.uk but then was receiving the same error code.

I then go to control panel and then saw Windows Live Programs (beta)
i select that but then does not recconize i got any windows live
messenger installed. So i try to install windows live beta again. It
worked. but then as for having problems with it i didnt like it, i go to
that same program on the controll panel and un selected everything that
was install to un install.

It removed all the windows live beta features it had on my pc and tryed
once again to install the normal windows live messenger and it work with
no error code and is now working fine

Hope this works for you too like it did to me
Christian


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Old October 13th 08, 07:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.msn.messenger,microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
Schtaan
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...leanUp_Utility

It helped 4 me!

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Old March 7th 15, 06:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

On Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 5:52:00 AM UTC-4, Tom beck wrote:
When i Try And Install Windows Live 8.1 For My Windows Vista PC It Says..

There Was A Problem with this Installation.Windows Live Suite Was Not
Installed.
System Error Details :
Code : 0x8000ffff
Description : Catastrophic Error


Can you fix the problem
 




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