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sonobby1

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hi all is there anyway that i can install windows live messenger without using the windows installer.
ive allready posted previously on this forum abouty my windows installer which doesnt work. i can download live messenger but as soon as the installer comes up it wont do it.
ive tried the advice to fix installer but this didnt work.
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Hi sonobby1.

The answer is "no".

However, you can uninstall the Windows Installer and then reinstall it.

Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
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thats bad news, see the thing is i have a m8 in spain that i use my messenger for, so now i cant damm chat with him and his family through video. is there another program i could use to video with him, without using the windows installer?
any help would be appreciated
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Why don't you:

Uninstall Windows Installer

Reinstall Window Installer

Install Windows Live Messenger

Video chat with Live Messenger

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hi win crazy ive just tried what you said and that didnt work either.
when you say uninstall windows installer, can you actually uninstall it, if so where?
ive just downloaded that link you give me for the windows installer installed it , tried to download live messenger and it wouldnt work.
thanks for the help m8
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Hi sonobby1.

Windows Installer is a hotfix/update downloaded when a PC has XP SP2 on it and Automatic Updates is enabled.

The program is listed in "Add or Remove Programs" as "Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)".

Get to Add or Remove Programs by:

Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs

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Do you have XP Service Pack 2 installed and Automatic Updates turned on ?

Open Windows Explorer and right-click on My Computer. You should see this window.

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Get XP SP2 by any of these ways:

XP SP2 on CD mailed to you I'm not sure MS is still offering this.

Download from MS Site This is a 272MByte file !

MS Developer's Network-Install Version This version has a different installation method.

Edited by WinCrazy, 23 September 2007 - 03:44 PM.

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i dont have sevice pack 2 so im downloading that ms developer link, ill let you know how i get on
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Be sure to follow its installation instructions carefully. It is not automatic like the SP2 disc that gets mailed to you from MS using the first link listed.
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hi back again wincrazy, well that failed also. it installed for about 15 minutes then it said access denied.
what you have to realise ive had major probs for a good year now, so ive tried everything in the book, read so many forums etc. when i think about sercice pack 2 now i actually have the cd here, that didnt work either when i tried to install it. sorry but when you try so many different things over the year you forget what youve got, and what youve tried.
so as a recap this is my probs that ive tried to sort,
on a restart it takes about 10 minutes for my comp to load to desk top
but it always opens a system 32 folder which i cant stop
(tried everything to stop that also)
i cant access my windows explorer, if i can its briefly then it closes
no windows installer
no excell spread sheet
wont let me get it again
obviously no live messenger cos i cant install it
i know that at the end of the day i have to do a xp repair but i cant even do that cos ive tried that many times
reason for that is it asks for an admin password, which i dont have.
dont say put in blank cos ive tried that lots of times lol.
ive said in an earlier post that i think the shop i bought it from set an admin password, but they have gone bust , and i cant get in touch with them to find the password.
i also understand that they wont help me find the pasword as i could be hijacking someones computer, but im not
so basically im screwed lol
i dont really want to do a fornmat cos ive got loads of stuff on here that i need
think ill just throw the thing on the floor and claim insurance lol
laters
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At this point I strongly suggest that you bite the bullet. Your XP installation is too severly damaged to work with it anymore.

- Back up your important files to CD, DVD, another physical hard drive, etc.

- Reinstall XP

Be sure to have all the drivers for your PC or motherboard on CD first.

Read this:

Reinstalling XP
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