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I have an older version of Windows Live Messenger. How do I install the latest version?

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  • creoneagle1 Sep 02, 2008

    Great service..I appreciate all your help...good job.



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Go to Microsoft Update Page or if you go to your start menu and find Messenger go to the settings and look for update. I am not sure how old or what version you have so this may not be available in your settings

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Unable to use my web camera in yahoo messenger and msn messenger inldy advise if i need to down load undate for drivers

Please, try to update your msn and yahoo version:
1. check your messenger version (same procedure for each): click on help>in drop down menu click on "about ...">it shows the messenger version.
2. Go to official site of each your messengers and see if the version you've got is outdated.
3. If there is a latter version of messenger follow these steps:
---go to START button, click on Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a Program>Windows Live Essentials and uninstall. Then go to the official site, download the latest version of Windows Live Essentials and install.
---For Yahoo Messenger follow the same procedure as above, but instead Windows Live Essentials choose Yahoo Messenger. Then go to official Yahoo download website, download the latest version of messenger and install it.
4. Restart your computer.
It should work now.
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and download the driver, install it, restart the computer. It should work now.

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Error "msi_check: 0x80280002" ,

Error "msi_check: 0x80280002 i tried installing windows live messenger

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I can't install windows live messenger, it encounter a network error while attempting to read from the file C:\WINDOWS\Installer\Messenger.msi

I found the site below and thought of your situation. Here is the message I received:
"Network error occurred while attempting to read from the file:
Please close all other open programs, and then try again. It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working. hr.0x80070643"
If it's the same message, and you haven't found a solution yet, then this will do the trick. Although it's an older post, it works just fine for the current 14.0.8117.416 Messenger update issue:
Scroll about halfway down the page. Look for Microsoft Customer Support (Joan, Technical Support, Live Essentials):
Note: For the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, I downloaded from this link (you'll want the latest version wherever you get it -

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I have old version of msn hotmail.when i login,an erorr new version..when my downloads complete then again erorr comes...u have not latest version of internet explorer...instead i have new...


=? 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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Windows Live Messenger Has Stopped Working

Reinstall windows windows or use windows vista upgrade

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I cant even sign in my windows live messenger.

this is a known problem with the older version of live messenger. please download the latest one:

Jun 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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A problem with Windows live messenger

Try installing a stable version rather than a beta version.
Download it at :

Mar 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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