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Windows 7: Windows Live Essentials 2011 (KB2434419)

23 Oct 2010   #11
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Ok, I'm back to my restore point. And I'm also back to MS nagging me to install this update. Going to the web updater only tells me to go back to my Control Panel, and there there is no way to turn off an update. This is an unnecessary and ridiculous annoyance.


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23 Oct 2010   #12
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Ok, I'm halfway there. I separated Recommended from Critical updates, so presumably I won't be nagged. But there still isn't any way to hide this monstrosity.
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23 Oct 2010   #13
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

On the Control Panel Update page, everyone needs to click the "?" icon and use the Help facility to send feedback to MS asking for a way to hide unwanted optional updates.
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23 Oct 2010   #14
saf79

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
am loving messenger 2011, i can chat to facebook friends from msn... sweet!
yeap
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23 Oct 2010   #15
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
I was happy to find this thread, because this update has been nagging me for days. Unfortunately my experience is not the same as has been described here. The update had already been downloaded, and when I clicked on install the whole thing apparently is installing. It's been processing for ten minutes so far, with not much sign of nearing completion.

There is only one program I'm remotely interested in in the update, so this whole episode has been a royal annoyance. And if I roll back to the restore point the whole process will probably begin again. And my effort to turn off this update at Windows Update only took me back to the local update notification. Evidently there's no way to turn the thing off.

After fifteen minutes of waiting, I just killed the installation and will roll back to a restore point. Thanks, MS. /s
1/ for me, it seemed to download the entire 160MB download (judging by the amount to time it was downloading), but gave me the option to install all programs or just update installed apps (windows live messenger)

2/ cant you right click on the update and select hide this update to stop being 'nagged'?
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24 Oct 2010   #16
Tatky

WIN 7 64bit
 
 

Hi, can somebody of you help me....
Win Update found update of WL Essential 2011.When I try to instal it...it fail for misstake 0x80280008, details are that I have previos version insteled and I have to unistal it. But I dont want to do it, I dont want to lost mails in Live Mail. Can you help me to solved it?
Thank you
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24 Oct 2010   #17
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
2/ cant you right click on the update and select hide this update to stop being 'nagged'?
Yes - thank you very much. I had no idea that function was hiding in a context menu. I'm used to the Web Update interface. And now I've set Update to Notify only, so there'll be no unwanted downloads.
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24 Oct 2010   #18
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Here's a little more information, pertinent to PussPa and maybe Tatky. If you go to Windows Live Mesh 2011 and download the installer there, it does indeed give you the opportunity to select which components to install. My guess is that that is an older version of the installer.

Tatky, using this, maybe you could update the elements you want, if the error lies in the install of an unwanted element (to find that out, run the initial installation and view Details).

I would strongly suggest backing up your mail first (if it's not in an IMAP account), but I just opened Live Mail for the first time to find no listed way to do so (maybe because my account is IMAP? But then, it's not listed in Help either).
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26 Oct 2010   #19
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Paul. Restore your system then immediately go to Windows Updates. Right click on Windows Live Essentials and choose "Hide". Hopefully those of us who don't care for all the navigation buttons and other tabs etc. on the toolbar can keep our steamlined Windows Live Mail for months or years to come. Hopefully M$ will read these posts and give us all the option of hiding all the buttons so we can have a nice clean toolbar as shown in my previous post.
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26 Oct 2010   #20
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Niceget - thanks for the advice. So the issue is the Ribbon? After all this, I decided I wanted to try Mesh. Then I looked into which LE items were already on the machine, and most of them were. So finally I capitulated and installed the update, even after I had learned how to Hide it. I don't use Live Mail, but I've played with it now. It seems endearing, but the ribbon is an absolutely horrendous waste of space. It is the epitome of dumbed-down stepping backward in interface design. (This is why I think Office '03 is the best version.)
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