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Hi I am desperate

I installed new Windows live 2009 on vista
I can never signin to messenger constant error code 8e5e0408
what can I do to repair this????
thnx Antonio , Puerto Rico

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Please try this. Delete or rename the following directories:


where %USERNAME% is your username in Vista and %YOUREMAIL% is the email you use to connect to WLM.

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I cant open my msn due to the error code 8e5e05f6

This should be able to solve your problem - hi

=? try this
close MSN
than go to
control panel
add&remove programs
‘windows live essentials’(if using WLM 2009)
‘windows live messenger’(if using WLM 8.5)
click on 'remove'
and then on 'repair'
wait til the wizard finishes
sign in again

=?if it does not work uninstall from the control panel
control panel
add&remove programs
'windows essentials' ( if using WLM 2009)
'windows live messenger(if you use a previous version)

=?if it doesn't work
? You have to use this program created by microsoft to remove WLM 9.0 beta3/WLM 2009
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0…
once started search in the programs list for "(All Users) Windows Live Messenger [14.0.5027.0908]"
mark it with a mouse click, then click on the 'remove' button'

=?Windows live Messenger 2009

?windows live messenger 8.5…

?PLUS live 4.80
(don't support the sponsor)

?NOTE: if you are trying to install WLM 8.5 and having problems, using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility search and remove "(all User) Windows Live Beta (all programs) [14.0.5025.904]"

=?if it doesn't work use "zapmessenger"
A regular issue faced is the dreaded “Another version of the product is already installed”, “Your computer has a newer version of MSN Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, ““Your computer has a newer version of Windows Live Messenger than the one you are trying to install”, “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” and similar messages.……

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Check your event logs running C:\Windows\System32\eventvwr.exe
If you see lots of wlcomm errors under Windows Logs/Application, that means wlcomm has no access to your user directory.

To solve the problem:

1. Back up your user directory under c:\Users\%username% just in case
2. right-click on x:\users\%username% and go to properties
3. go to security tab and click advanced
4. Change the permission set to the following:
Type Name Permission Inhefited from Apply To
Allow %username% Full Control <not inherited> This folder, subfolders and files
Allow SYSTEM Full Control <not inherited> This folder, subfolders and files
Allow Administrators Full Control <not inherited> This folder, subfolders and files

Make sure you uncheck the "include the inheritable..." and "replace.." checkboxes.

Click OK and let it run.

Now you should be able to log on to Messenger.

if that doesnt help

  1. Go to
  2. Choose the Messenger version that you're using. (A new window will open).
  3. On the new window, click any topic at the left side of the page
  4. Click "Get more help" located at the bottom right part of the page
  5. Click "Get support."

thank you good luck

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the only thing that I found the fastes solution is to update your msn by doing so many issues will be solve, it will take few min to downloud..

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Try to clear the cache


Delete these two folders and then restart Windows Live Messenger.

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Hello my name is Ibrahim Makki i can help you
you have to go to control panel -> add /remove programm -> search for msn/windows live/or other component for msn ->make uninstall ->wait for finish then you can reinstall msn 2009

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