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Windows 7: downloaded and installed TWICE!!

09 Jul 2010   #1
cpmad

windows 7 professional 64
 
 
downloaded and installed TWICE!!

What happens if I download and install an application TWICE? I am looking at a vendors suggestion. I am having a problem and the vendor suggests that I download and install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL. I think I have it installed already.
1-how can I tell if I have it already?
2-what would happen if I downloaded it and I already have it?

My OS is Windows 7


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09 Jul 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If you already have the software installed, when you run the install program it will probably have the option to "Repair" or "Modify".

Now, if you do download a newer version, there is a possibility you can have them both installed at the same time.
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09 Jul 2010   #3
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

A good and easy way to see if you have it installed already would be to go to your control panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features.

This will give you a list of installed programs. Just see if it's installed.

Hope that helps.

Best,
Eamon
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09 Jul 2010   #4
cpmad

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

eduede: well, I went there and it shows Windows Live Essentials is installed. does that include Windows Live Mail?
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09 Jul 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cpmad View Post
eduede: well, I went there and it shows Windows Live Essentials is installed. does that include Windows Live Mail?
No, not anymore!

You've updated to Windows Live Essential and this had removed the basic Windows Live Mail version.

Before you could download twice this program, because it was updating only the program software.

It might be the same in the future with Windows Live Essential.
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12 Jul 2010   #6
cpmad

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

Now I am totally confused. I bought this PC in April 2010. WINDOWS LIVE and its sub programs CALL; MAIL; MESSENGER; PHOTO GALLERY; and WRITER were already installed. I have now been told by a vendor that I must install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL. If I now install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL, will that cause any problem, since I seem to have it already? Many thanks for any help.
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12 Jul 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cpmad View Post
Now I am totally confused. I bought this PC in April 2010. WINDOWS LIVE and its sub programs CALL; MAIL; MESSENGER; PHOTO GALLERY; and WRITER were already installed. I have now been told by a vendor that I must install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL. If I now install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL, will that cause any problem, since I seem to have it already? Many thanks for any help.

When you sign in to windows hotmail and put your password in... before doing that look to the left of that is where you sign in for Windows Live.
I don't use it but to each is their own.
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12 Jul 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cpmad View Post
Now I am totally confused. I bought this PC in April 2010. WINDOWS LIVE and its sub programs CALL; MAIL; MESSENGER; PHOTO GALLERY; and WRITER were already installed. I have now been told by a vendor that I must install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL. If I now install WINDOWS LIVE MAIL, will that cause any problem, since I seem to have it already? Many thanks for any help.
If your computer came with a Manufacturer Recovery console, you should reinstall the WLM properly. This will get rid of the Windows Live Essential to reinstate your Windows Live Mail.

Therefore, i'll far prefer uninstall before the all WLE from "Program & features" then reinstall the Original WLM from the Mfg Recovery Console.
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15 Jul 2010   #9
stefkot

Win 7 Pro 64bit & Win XP Home 32bit
 
 

Such programs would never be installed twice. If they already exist, they are updated or the installer goes on the next subprogram to be installed.

If you want to know what is installed, you can go to "add/remove programs" in control panel, try to modify "Windows Live Essentials" and then see which components are already installed.

Hope I helped...
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