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Windows 7: windows live essentials error 0x80040609 cannot update it


28 May 2012   #1

Windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
windows live essentials error 0x80040609 cannot update it

Ihave been searching for a couple of weeks or more for a solution to this and have tried variou things that were suggested after I googled the error,the last one was uninstall live essentials and reinstall it .....but after I. Uninstalled it, it would not reinstall and now I am left with no email account or any of the other parts of live essentials please can anyone advise me?

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28 May 2012   #2

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

What happens when you try the re-install? Have you tried a repair - if you still have WLE in the Control Panel => Programs and features.

Did you download a fresh copy of WLE?
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28 May 2012   #3

Windows7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
windows live essentials error 0x80040609

Hi Slartybart, when I try the reinstall which is a fresh downloaded copy it starts to install but then it stops and displays the same error code and stops installing, I have also tried a system restore and it is not functioning either, because I though I might get somewhere by going back to a date before the live essentials update was made but it was not possible to do that.
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28 May 2012   #4

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Have you tried the Eugene R post on Microsoft answers?

He suggests that deleting the "Windows Live" folder from the Program Files (32 or 64 bit) folder and Program Files Common files folder might help.

Good luck.
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28 May 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Gigi,
Google "windows live essentials error 0x80040609"
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28 May 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

this thread may be of some use to you, read it all before trying some of the suggestions.

HELP !!! Unable to install Windows Live Essentials 2011 - Vista Forums
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28 May 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Gigi,
Google "windows live essentials error 0x80040609"


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gigi73 View Post
Ihave been searching for a couple of weeks or more for a solution to this and have tried variou things that were suggested after I googled the error,the last one was uninstall live essentials and reinstall it .....but after I. Uninstalled it, it would not reinstall and now I am left with no email account or any of the other parts of live essentials please can anyone advise me?
OP did google it.
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30 May 2012   #8

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@Gigi: If you still have Windows Live Essentials in Control Panel => Program and Features, try a repair instead of install. There's might be a way to do a repair using the downloaded .msi / .msu but I do not know the option needed (or if you even can do that)

Other things to try if you haven't already (ignore refs to other WLE components)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nicholas Li
Windows Live Messenger/Essentials error on installation
1. Check the Background Intelligent Transfer Service:

1) Click Start, type services.msc in the Search Bar and press ENTER.
2) Navigate to Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
3) If it is stopped, please start it; if it is started, please stop and restart it. Then, check if it works.

2. Reset Winsock

1) Run “netsh winsock reset” (without quotations) in an elevated Command Prompt, and press Enter.
2) Restart the computer.

After the steps above, please reinstall the LiveMessenger/Essentials and see if it works.

Hope this helps. Thanks.

Nicholas Li - MSFT
There are a few solved related threads - they reference firewall, AV, and C runtime libraries. One last thing - make sure you've run Windows Update and have applied all critical and recommend updates, since some of the related posts mention .Net as well.

As always, good luck.
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30 May 2012   #9

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You could install some other eMail client, or Reinstate WinMail. I don't recommend using WinMail as your client though (and I wrote the updated instructions) - it can be used temporarily until the WLE issue is resolved.

When you configure any temporary client - set the option to "Leave msgs on the server" until you're committed to one client or another. When you finalize which client you'll use, all of your msgs are still on the server and will be downloaded to the new client.

You'll have to configure your login and the server info on what ever client you use - this includes ReWinMail.
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30 May 2012   #10

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@Gigi: Sorry for the multiple posts, as I think about it, I ask different questions.

Are you trying to install just Live Mail or the entire Live Essentials? It might require a bigger hammer - install the entire WLE package, then back off the pieces you don't use. Worth a shot, eh wot?
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