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Windows 7: Windows Essentials 2012 won't install on fresh Windows 7 install.

18 Sep 2016   #51
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acillatem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
A Windows 7 drive should have 10 to 15% free space or many things will not work properly.

From post #46
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Now my desktop is doing weird stuff, and my boot drive has 2GB left on it
Yeah, I'm going to replace it soon. That's not the one that I was trying to install Windows Essentials on though.
EDIT: I just ran ccleaner, and freed up over 19GB. Didn't expect that.


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18 Sep 2016   #52
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Windows Essentials should be installed on the "C" partition BUT you must have enough free space.
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18 Sep 2016   #53
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Windows Essentials should be installed on the "C" partition BUT you must have enough free space.
The Windows Essentials issue is on my wife's laptop, where I just put in a new SSD, and a new Windows 7 install. It absolutely will not install Windows Essentials, or any of it's components. I've tried everything, and it seems it's a very common problem.

We pretty much gave up. All my wife wanted it for was the photo viewer and mail, because she's been using both for quite some time, and the mail was a nice free alternative to the extra you have to pay to get Outlook with Home and Office.

I'd still install it, if I could, but doubt it will happen.
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18 Sep 2016   #54
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I don't know what's up with that
I installed it with little effort
The only effort I made was creating a system image before attempting to install it
That took all of 20 minutes to create and 20 minutes to verify
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18 Sep 2016   #55
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yea I don't know what's up with that
I installed it with little effort
The only effort I made was creating a system image before attempting to install it
That took all of 20 minutes to create and 20 minutes to verify
Yeah, it's bizarre, that's for sure. Maybe I'll use ccleaner on her machine, or boot it in safe mode, and delete those Windows Live program files, and registry keys, and give it one more try.....because I can. If that doesn't work, I'll be done.
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18 Sep 2016   #56
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well you have all the info to start over
Could be done clean installing by now
You have the installation media and the updating process
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18 Sep 2016   #57
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Well you have all the info to start over
Could be done clean installing by now
You have the installation media and the updating process
Yeah, I don't want to start over, just for my wife to have Windows Live mail, and the photo viewer. She doesn't care enough, and she's happy with it just working as it should, compared to how it was acting, when I posted about it previously. Whatever was going on, left with the old HDD, and now she she has the added speed of an SSD, so all in all, I'm good. It just seems stupid that I can't put a simple program on it like Live Essentials. Like I said, I found it's a very common problem.

But yes, if I change my mind, I have everything I need. Thank you.
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19 Sep 2016   #58
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Can't help with a email program beside thunderbird
Otherwise there are some good free photo viewers around
Chasy's draw is good and does a boat load more than just being used as a viewer
Interface takes a little getting used too
John Paul Chacha's Lab - Chasys Draw IES - Product Homepage

I personally for just as viewer use windows photo viewer.
Editing i use an arsenal and the above is just one,

I also use free gimp but it not a good viewer,
https://www.gimp.org/
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19 Sep 2016   #59
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Can't help with a email program beside thunderbird
Otherwise there are some good free photo viewers around
Chasy's draw is good and does a boat load more than just being used as a viewer
Interface takes a little getting used too
John Paul Chacha's Lab - Chasys Draw IES - Product Homepage

I personally for just as viewer use windows photo viewer.
Editing i use an arsenal and the above is just one,

I also use free gimp but it not a good viewer,
https://www.gimp.org/
Yeah, she may just use Thunderbird, I hear good things about it.
I will give the Live Essentials one more shot, after I delete those program files and whatnot.
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19 Sep 2016   #60
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I finally did try to install we 2012
It went well of course I did not attept to install anything but photo gallery and movie maker
All others are still listed as the original version showed long ago which is odd most have been replaced like messenger...
I just went here and selected english download and boom
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ows-essentials
Attachment 391813
I remember that I think I used the same ISO for my cheap laptop that I use for my Exede installs, and I checked, and it has the same program files on the C drive, for whatever reason, so I tried installing the Mail and photo viewer, and it installed, no problem.

So, I tried again on my wife's machine, and it also installed, no problem. Go figure.

I don't get it, but I'm not going to question it. Maybe there was a glitch with the Microsoft site.

Strange.
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