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Old September 20th 08, 09:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
Tom beck
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

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 September 20th 08, 11:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
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Default 0x8000ffff -- When i Try installing Windows Live messenger..?

Tom

Office XP SP3 installed or did you try to install at one time.

This error suggests a Office XP SP3 issue

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"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 September 20th 08, 11:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.msn.messenger,microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
Peter Foldes
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"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 September 20th 08, 02:07 PM 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..?

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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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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"Tom beck" Tom wrote in message
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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 2nd 08, 09:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.msn.messenger,microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
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"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

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


Having just failed miserably to get beta 2009 to run on a Vista machine, I
couldn't revert back to an older version - I kept getting error 0x8000ffff

Following your link and installing the MSI has worked - at least I can now
access messenger even if it's not the latest Beta!

Many thanks
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Old October 3rd 08, 12:23 AM posted to microsoft.public.msn.messenger,microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
Jonathan Kay [MVP]
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Hi,

Glad to hear it

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"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

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


Having just failed miserably to get beta 2009 to run on a Vista machine, I
couldn't revert back to an older version - I kept getting error 0x8000ffff

Following your link and installing the MSI has worked - at least I can now
access messenger even if it's not the latest Beta!

Many thanks



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Old October 3rd 08, 08:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
liakos9171
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hey jonathan please help me too if you know a kind of solution to my
problem :cry:


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Old October 7th 08, 05:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail
therriengn
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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

--
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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acknowledged.

"Tom beck" Tom wrote in message
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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 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 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
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"Peter Foldes" wrote in message
...

posted to the live messenger group via crosspost
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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

 




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