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Cannot install Live Essentials 2011 - Error 0x800b0003

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by gfarand, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. gfarand

    gfarand Thread Starter

    Nov 14, 2007
    Hi all !

    Does anybody know wth is wrong with my PC ? I've been trying for days to install the newest version of Live Essentials, and it just won't happen. Any time i try, i get the following messeage in a dialog box :

    Couldn't install programs
    Please try installing Windows Live programs again

    An unknown error occured
    Error: 0x800b0003
    Source: WaitForCatalog

    I've been on all the sites and forums i could find, and followed every solution offered, but nothing helps. Can any of you enlighten me ?
  2. getitdone


    Oct 18, 2010
    I also have the exact same error message and have tried the known solutions.
    Still no luck.
    Would appreciate the solution (especially from Microsoft)
  3. ac6kd


    Oct 21, 2010
    Mine wouldn't install either on Win 7 .... but succeeded after using the Windows Install Clean Up Tool from Microsoft. Took out all the Windows Live installers (won't harm your existing data). Also run- msconfig and disable the Windows Live updater in the startups as a precaution. Re-boot system and try the Windows Live Essential installer again. Worked for me ! :)
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