When installing any program, where you have problems, use the clean
First, using Explore, manually delete all files and sub-folders of your
\Temp Folders. You need to view Hidden Files and folders.
When done, run Disk Cleanup. Schedule a Chkdsk to run at boot. Both
options, desired but normally the first option checked.
Now use msconfig. Dot Selective Startup. Uncheck Load Startup Items.
Click Services. Hide All Microsoft Services then click Disable All. Click
Apply then OK. Restart the Computer.
When done Chkdsk, computer reboots and then go back to msconfig. Dot
Normal Startup. Click Apply then OK. Exit without a restart. Now install
Windows Live Messenger. Reboot the computer.
"Don Q." <donquixote235@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm trying to install Windows Live Messenger 8.5 with no success.
> Initially I'd downloaded the Windows Live installer, and chosen the
> "Messenger" option. It would attempt to install for about ten-fifteen
> seconds and then say that the installation was cancelled without any
> After some research I located the actual Messenger installer file
> ("Install_WLMessenger.msi"). When I would run that, it would start
> the installation process, and after ten-fifteen seconds the installer
> would simply cancel itself with no explanation.
> I've also got a problem with several Windows Updates not installing,
> with a generic "unable to install" message. The actual packages are
> downloaded to my machine, but for whatever reason they won't install.
> The error message I found in the install log turned up something about
> heavy traffic on the Windows Update site, but that wouldn't make sense
> as the packages are already local to my machine; they just need to be
> Does anybody have any idea what would be causing these issues, and
> what I can do to resolve them? The machine is a new laptop; I'm just
> trying to patch it up and get it ready for operation.