My windows live installs itself and then removes itself. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to install windows live essentials 2011.  When i do it the computer goes thru what appears to be a normal installation and then if you are watching the start menu, all programs, you will see the portions of essentials disappear one by one and in the end they are all removed.  I reinstalled windows 7 to try to solve this problem.  The only programs also installed are schwabs stock sw, office 2003, amazon kindle, and adobe cs5 with acrbat pro.

    I did see a message at one point that said that windows live is alread installed.  Live does NOT show up on the remove programs in the remove programs screen.

    I am running McAfee but uninstalled it for one attempt with no change.  I have a feeling that some registry trash exists from an older install.  I have NOT done a complete format and reinstall. 

    Does anyone know what i need to do to install essentials...

    PS it is kind of irritating as i go thru this to have to go thru the extended microsoft verification process putting in 2000 numbers and letters several times.

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:07 PM