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Windows Essentials 2012

Question: Windows Essentials 2012

Is it safe to install Windows Essentials 2012 on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 3? Photo Gallery is what I am really after because it has a photo resize function where W10 Photo app does not.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Essentials 2012

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Answer: Windows Essentials 2012

I see no reason why you cannot.
MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

Why did you use the word" safe" ?
You have heard of warning of that kind ?

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Microsoft has released Windows Essentials 2012 which includes new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Details about the new features in Movie Maker and Photo Gallery are available in the Windows Experience Blog, Introducing the New Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
Windows Essentials 2012 includes the new SkyDrive for Windows app as well as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Outlook Connector Pack and Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker. Windows Live Mesh and SkyDrive
If you install Windows Essentials 2012, it is important to note that if you have Windows Live Mesh installed, it will automatically be removed if you install the new Movie Maker or Photo Gallery. In its place Microsoft SkyDrive will be installed. Microsoft has specified that if the new Movie Maker and/or Photo Gallery in Windows Essentials 2012 are installed, you can not have Windows Live Mesh on the same PC.
In order to sync folders from the cloud to all of your PCs, it will then be necessary to install SkyDrive on all of your PCs or Macs. (Windows Live Mesh continues to be available from the Download Center: Windows Live Essentials.)
(Additional Information)

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

Thanks for the post Corrine.
If anyone needs to download it in other foreign languages, its is available in 48 languages. Windows Essentials 2012: Download links for 48 languages

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Is it safe to install Windows Essentials 2012 on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 3? Photo Gallery is what I am really after because it has a photo resize function where W10 Photo app does not.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

I see no reason why you cannot.
MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

Why did you use the word" safe" ?
You have heard of warning of that kind ?

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Hi,

I try installing Windows Essentials and it wont install! This came up for 1 hour

I got bored and cancelled the process and now the windows all user install service agent wont work, I cant log onto and internet connection won't come to my apps I have install.

Do I have to refresh my computer or anything else?

Thanks

Al

Answer:Help with WIndows Essentials 2012

A refresh would be your easiest option. Remember that a refresh will remove any installed apps that were not pre-installed on the system and your data files will land in C:\Windows.old. Since that's the case, I like to suggest that afterwards, you install the apps you life, then create a new image using the "recimg" command line tool. That way your "refresh" will refresh with your apps installed and data intact.

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My school gives us server 2012 standard for free. I am wondering if it's possible to install it as 2012 essentials with the same features as essentials kind of like how win pro had every thing home had. Or are the features of server essentials not included in standard? (Features like full pc back up and the dashboard like whs 2011)
 

Answer:can you setup server 2012 standard as 2012 essentials?

Different media for the install, Server Standard and Datacenter use the same media. Essentials has it's own install disk and Foundation and Storage Server share the same media.
 

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I migrated an office from 2003 to 2012 Essentials.

I admin'd the box fine setting it up at home with RDS and installed REALVNC on it. Everything was groovy.

Took it to the office and migrated all the workstations to this new domain controller, migrated profiles, etc, moved files, remapped shares, did scripts, etc. Everything went very smooth.

I get home and cannot get to the box thru the VPN as I always did with the 2003 server. Can't ping it, get to it with RDS, VNC, nothing. Can't get to any of the workstations either. I'm thinkin' ohhh crap, I'm in trouble Monday morning, this office is down hard and dead!

Nope, nothing, no calls. I send an email to ask the Doctor if they turned everything off and he said no, everything is working fine.

I am not interested particularly in the web admin access, that I most likely disabled because I can't reach it either. But it looks interesting and I might re-enable it.

But mainly, how do I get RDS and VNC access back? This is a remote site and I'd like to know before I drive 100 miles round trip.
 

Answer:Windows 2012 Essentials Question

Windows firewall?
Possibly it (properly) detected the new network when taken to the office, but set itself to Public network instead of Work or Home?

We had that happen once here, except it was when someone did RDP in. The Network Detection dialog popped up, but he ignored the box; Windows presumably then selected Public network and blocked pretty much all inbound connectivity.
Though that did block literally all inbound connections.
 

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Windows Live Essentials 2012 16.4 is a Windows 7 & Windows 8
download only it will not work with Vista or any system earlier

Please Advise all members of Majors Geeks not to waste there time trying to Downlaod it if they have Vista Or Earlier onthere PC's rolleyes
 

Answer:Windows live Essentials 2012

Your post is partially inaccurate. The updates for Photo Gallery and Movie Maker will not allow them to run on a Vista operating system, the other items install and run fine on Vista as I'm on a Vista machine as I type this.

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/08/windows-essentials-2012-now-available/
 

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So, I am trying to setup Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have it installed, and it boots to the dashboard, and starts the"Set Up Windows Server 2012 Essentials" dialog, it leads to "Error occurred during Installation" and says to reboot, or save logs, I have a copy of the logs files, if anyone would like them.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Essentials

re-download and re-install.
 

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I'm trying to help a friend to get their Windows Server 2012 Essentials setup up in their small business.

Server is operational, but I'm having issues connecting PCs to it...

I'm able to get to the server page by going to http://(servername)\connect
I can download the connector software, when I run it it finds the server it ask for user name and password.

After entering info it tries to connect for 20-60 seconds and fails with:

Cannot coonect this computer to the network
The Server is not available. Try connecting this computer again, or for more information, see troubleshooting connecting computers to the server.

any idea what could be causing?

could this be caused by network issues? They are using ATT DSL for internet access, with a ATT model, that is referred to as "gateway.pace.com"

They also have a zyxel smart switch, it seems that both ATT DSL and Zyxel switch are acting as DHCP, and both might be issuing IP addresses.

Another thing I noticed that they are using IP phones for all office phones.
All PCs are connected to the network with an IP phone as a device in the middle, that seems be slowing down the phones from normal gigabit to 10/100 only.

Any help would be grateful.
 

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Can somebody PLEASE give me a working link to Windows Essentials 2012, preferably the offline installer? It's not on Microsoft anymore, and I want to use the Live Mail and Photos apps in place of the default Win10 apps.

Answer:Where on Earth can I download Windows Essentials 2012?

Hi Stargate38

I trust this site. That said please scan with your AV. Hopefully Live Mail is included.

While Live Mail still works for a lot of people it could stop at any time depending on your mail supplier.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/55...ssentials.html

Ken

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Is Microsoft finally going to release new versions of its Windows Essentials software tools? I know Skype replaced the Windows live Messenger but it would be fantastic to get a new version of Windows Live Writer for my blogs. I would also love new updated versions of Windows Live Mail and Photo Gallery. Anyone know anything about these products. it has been two years since an upgrade and I want to install this bundle on my new laptop today so can someone provide me a link to a page where the latest version is so I can download this software package. I want the latest and I think the one i have on my Win 7 desktop is old, from 2011 perhaps. Kindly assist.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012? 2013? 2014?

The latest is 2012

Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

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Alright, I have been running into a lot of problems lately with installing Windows Essentials 2012. I have gotten 2 different error codes which I have looked into forums about at and done everything they said to do. I have successfully installed it but then when I attempted to launch Movie Maker (which is all I need) it told me that I was missing something (shouldn't the installation put EVERYTHING you need for the program to run on your computer?!). So I got that file and put it in the appropriate folder and then again attempted to launch Windows Live Movie Maker and I got another message saying I was missing a DIFFERENT file. I have run 2 different virus scans and cleans on my computer (because some forum told me to run a scan). Now what is happening is that I am running the installer and with in matter of seconds it says that Windows Essentials has successfully installed. However, when I go and try and use one of the WLE programs IT... IS... NOT... ON... MY.... COMPUTER! I am starting to get pissed off. I have spent hours on end attempting to fix this problem and no forum has helped me.

Hopefully now I can get some real help on what to do.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 Installing Errors

Hi,
We will do our best to help you,okay first you should never download files from any website they could be harmed,second could you give us a screenshot or the code numbers?,third did you download the WLE Setup from the official site?fourth shouldnt you get the WLE with the ISO file imean with the windows 8.1 i didnt had to install WLE it came with my windows?,fifth check if there is any windows updates then try again with the official WLE installer.

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Hello there! I have been trying to install Windows Essentials 2012: Movie Maker for the entire day today. However thou, no matter how many times I try to install-reinstall-reboot-reinstall, the installation process stops at 80%.

Does anybody here experienced the same issue? I could really use some help. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 installation stuck

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I just downloaded it last night and didn't have any issues with the Custom install of just Movie maker and Photo gallery :/
Is that how you installed it or did you install the entire package ?
Cheers.

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Got tired of the start screen email app real quick, went out and downloaded windows essential pack which includes mail.

Program is a work of art, added all my accounts with just a couple of clicks, personal imap accounts, microsoft accounts and even my yahoo pop account (needs to be yahoo mail plus account, which i have for like $20 a year).

Each account has its own set of folders and each account can be given a color, the ribbon menus on top are great and offer multiple options for your emails.

Reader can be completely customized with many different views, custom column headers, etc.

Can all this be synced to other accounts, and devices who knows, I really am not into that so for me this is the perfect email app

get the free download here: Windows Essentials: Other Programs

Answer:windows essentials 2012 mail is great

I'll look into that once I get my laptop back to 8. Thanks for the link.

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I want to choose an OS for a media server, has to be Windows. I have valid keys. The server hw is pretty old, its an old SuperMicro with AMD Opteron, 6GB DDR2 etc.

Which of these is going to have the lowest resource usage? I don't need to use any pc backup features, just run it as a server with the usual tasks like Plex/Emby, downloading etc.
 

Answer:Server Essentials 2012 R2 vs Windows 10 vs WHS 2011?

2012 Essentials gets my vote but I bet it's less featureful than WHS2011. Based on how many strange happenings I have on my workstation at work with a clean non-OEM install of Win10 TH2, I would not use it for a server at all. Here's to hoping 2016 is better in reliability than the counterpart 10...
 

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When I try to install Windows Movie Maker the Windows Essentials 2012 installer window hangs with the message "Preparing to install..." and the progress bar continues to run across the window. How can I get the installation to run correctly?

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Here's the latest in a long series of unsolvable problems where Windows Essentials 2012 can not be installed.

The repeated error message - error 0x80040609 - source WLX suite

Installation stops when installing Messenger. There are no previous Messenger installations on the computer.

The computer is running 64 bit Windows 7 . Windows was freshly installed on the computer a few months ago with no problem.

To save the time of asking me to take steps that will not work:

Windows firewall is turned on.

I've downloaded and tried running the offline standalone installer.

I'm running current DirectX.

All Windows Live directories and files have been removed. Uninstall advice does not work because the programs were never installed in the first place

I've downloaded the installation fail fixit and run it.

I've run Windows update.

I've found and zipped the installation log file but so far there's no place to send it.

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

While waiting for anyone to respond to the original message, here are two other alleged solutions that did not work.

Ran MSCONFIG and set it for only start up services. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Ran CCleaner twice. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

I started Revo Uninstaller. Windows Essentials 2012 does not exist in the add/remove programs list.
I checked Control Panel. Windows Essentials 2012 does not exist in the add/remove programs list.

I've used Regedit to remove all reference to Windows Live. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Still no solutions and no responses.

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Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012
Here's the latest in a long series of unsolvable problems where Windows Essentials 2012 can not be installed.

The repeated error message - error 0x80040609 - source WLX suite

Installation stops when installing Messenger. There are no previous Messenger installations on the computer.

The computer is running 64 bit Windows 7 . Windows was freshly installed on the computer a few months ago with no problem.

To save the time of asking me to take steps that will not work:

Windows firewall is turned on.

I've downloaded and tried running the offline standalone installer.

I'm running current DirectX.

All Windows Live directories and files have been removed. Uninstall advice does not work because the programs were never installed in the first place

I've downloaded the installation fail fixit and run it.

I've run Windows update.

I've found and zipped the installation log file but so far there's no place to send it.

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Here are two other alleged solutions that did not work.

Ran MSCONFIG and set it for only start up services. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Ran CCleaner twice. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

I started Revo Uninstaller. Windows Essentials 2012 does no... Read more

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

What`s in Windows Live Essentials that you need ?

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I reset my computer because Windows Live Mail was not connecting to the internet and was getting an error message saying that I have used the wrong password. Now, I still can't use WL Mail and Windows Essentials is still "installing" for the last several days. Consequently, I can't uninstall WL Mail or Windows Essentials or fix them. In addition, I think, because WLE is not installed officially, I can't see my saved videos and still get the same error message when I try to connect to WL Mail...error 0x80280006. I tried to reset my WL Mail password to no avail.
BTW, I'm using Windows 10 and maybe it is partly to blame?
I want to be able to use WL Mail and see my videos, but I don't know how. Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Cannot install and uninstall Windows Essentials 2012.

While searching for info on my problem, I ran a scan of my system with a 'repair tool'...it found many errors and would fix them for a fee, but one of the things it did mention was that I have an Artemis virus. Could this be the cause of my problems>
 

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Hello,

I just downloaded and installed Windows Live Essentials 2012. When I go to launch Movie Maker I get the following error.

I did make sure my computer meets the requirements for Movie maker and my DirectX is version 11 with my DDI Version being 10.

I tried uninstalling Movie maker and reinstalling it but no fix.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2012 Movie Maker

Do you have a separate Video Card? or are you using the onboard VGA?
Do you meet the other Requirements? What are the Movie Maker system requirements? - System requirements
Go to Start/Search and type dxdiag

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Enjoy

Also, I earlier posted a link to a reported work-around for the connector software forcing workstations on the Domain.

Look that over as well if you intend on proceeding with this.

I have not tested this work-around yet, but probably will tonight.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Essentials has gone RTM and is live on TechNet

Refresh me again on why you're so adamant about not allowing workstations to join the directory?

When I come across biz networks that have servers and workstations all in workgroup mode...I LOL at the "pizza tech" that set those up.
 

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I had Windows Live Mail Essentials 2011
Mail 2011 and had no problems. Then I upgraded to Windows live mail 2012 and
that is when the problems started.
All email comes in fine
All email sends
fine as long as you only send out one contact.
The problem lies in trying to send out a group contact.
It does not go. when trying to send you get this
error msg : imgur: the simple image sharer
I did not realize this problem until i tried to send out a group contact
In fact I put the program on 3 different machines that were upgrades- same problem
Worse, I put this on 8 client computers who
had windows live mail essentials 2011 prior and same problem.
I went to the Micrososft Forum and told them the problem. They have been working with me to
come up with a fix. i sent them logs that they asked for. So far I only see on
the forum "they are working on it"
This is the forum that i posted to Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 will not allow
group contacts - Microsoft Community

I suggest prior to putting the
new version on you backup Windows live mail first
Also this does NOT happend
if you are putting the program on for the first time and not doing an
upgrade
It does not matter if you sign into Live Mail with a live account or
you use your own isp, I have tried both and I still cannot send a group
contact.

Once uninstalling 2012 and going back to 2011 (you can still get
2011) the group contacts went just fine

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I had Windows Live Mail 2011 and had no problems. Then I upgraded to Windows live mail 2012 and that is when the problems started.
All email comes in fine
All email sends fine as long as you only send out one contact.
The problem lies in trying to send out a group contact.
It does not go. when trying to send you get this error msg : imgur: the simple image sharer
I did not realize this problem until i tried to send out a group contact
In fact I put the program on 3 different machines that were upgrades- same problem
Worse, I put this on 8 client computers who had windows live mail essentials 2011 prior and same problem.
I went to the Micrososft Forum and told them the problem. They have been working with me to come up with a fix. i sent them logs that they asked for. So far I only see on the forum "they are working on it"
This is the forum that i posted to Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 will not allow group contacts - Microsoft Community

I suggest prior to putting the new version on you backup Windows live mail first
Also this does NOT happend if you are putting the program on for the first time and not doing an upgrade
It does not matter if you sign into Live Mail with a live account or you use your own isp, I have tried both and I still cannot send a group contact.

Once uninstalling 2012 and going back to 2011 (you can still get 2011) the group contacts went just fine

Answer:There is a bug in Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 as an upgrade

Thank you robinb9 for the information. Please keep us updated if you can.

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I am a first time windows server essentials user and i recently added my computer into the server but there is a conflict due to some kind of registry error and i can't delete the registry file from my computer since there is no user found on the permission for drop box. How do i gain permission to delete the registry
 

Answer:Registry Problem in Windows Server 2012 essentials

what do you mean by "added my computer into the server" as it's not clear what you did.
and clarify "there is no user found on the permission for drop box"
it should list local accounts and possibly the SID of a deleted domain user (if you mean you added your computer to the domain that Server 2012 Essentials creates)
 

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The Client Connect to Windows server 2012 Essentials not working for 1 PC on a network. It didn't work a year ago when I set up the domain and the other 8 PC's connected, but the HDD died so I did a fresh install in Window 7 Pro SP1 and put in all the updates
and tried to connect agian.
The error is that it can't find the server.
I've tried everything else I've seen on the forums, IP v4 only, DNS is only set to the Windows Domain server.

below is the log for the connect attempt, does anyone have any ideas?

10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Start of Computerconnector
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Calling Computerconnector::ShowWizard()
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Done initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] Displaying the wizard
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::AnotherInstallationErrorDlgProc: IDD_ANOTHER_INSTALLATION_ERR Page Initialization
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Installation is ready to run
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] GlobalData::Initialize (192.168.1.151, , C:\Users\BPOWELL.JMS\Downloads\ComputerConnector(192.168.1.151).exe, 1033)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] ExpandEnvironmentStrings return (C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Running Task: Id=1 Description=Downloads the Setup.cab file
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Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
Rubbish, it has ended already!!

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Have attempted to get Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on my Win 7 Pro computer. Installed Windows Essentials 2012 which is supposed to include these two programs. The only program that installs and shows up on the computer is Microsoft One Drive. Did a search of the computer but did not find either program. A number of websites discuss this problem and offer solutions. I've tried all of the solutions. None have worked for me. My computer specs are more than what is required for these two programs, so that isn't the problem. I'm beginning to wonder if these programs have been eliminated by Microsoft.

Any ideas would be welcomed.

Answer:Installed Windows Essentials 2012 but can't find Movie Maker

Get Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

Try again, I know my daughter needed it for a school project and we only had to download the single program.

Getting started with Windows Movie Maker

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Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
Rubbish, it has ended already!!

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Download Windows 10 Client Connector Update for Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 as it now available at Microsoft.

Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that helps you connect your PC or Mac client to Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role enabled. It also enables and manages key client-side functionality of Windows Server Essentials Experience. On a PC, it provides client backup, a tray icon and the Launchpad, the Dashboard for management of remote servers, and a VPN profile with the capability of auto-dialing and monitoring client health from the server side. On a Mac, it provides health monitoring and the Launchpad.

Get it from Microsoft here.

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Hi

Having upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit, I have discovered that I have limited control of my options, in Windows Live Mail (Essentials 2012 version)!

Prior to the upgrade, and with the 2011 version of WLM, I was able, through the Options facility to select certain actions, such as:

"Send/Receive on Start up!
and
Delete messages from the deleted folder on close down!

The Options Tab, which allowed these choices, was on the tool bar, at the top of the window, just below, and just to the left of the Close Window X!

This facility does not appear on the current 2012 version!

I would appreciate any advice on this matter

At the moment, I have to manually select Send/Receive, and manually delete old messages

Answer:Management of Windows Live Mail - Windows Essentials 2012

Hi Theo, When first installing W8 I noticed the 'Tile' for Windows Live Mail in 'all apps'. Didn't take much notice as don't use Live Mail which in W7 & W8 was an integral part of Messenger. However to use Messenger you had to create a Live Mail/Hotmail a/c.
Well having become more settled with what I need in W8 I thought I'd have a look at the 'Windows Live Mail' and so pinned the tile to Start & Desktop. I just opened it today and found it has the new UI of the Ribbon Type which makes it very flexible and perhaps more attractive to future use by me. I also noticed it had the 'Options' you require, which you will find on the Toolbar when you create a new message. Hope this helps.

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Have been using this program for months now on windows 10 32 bit, and I get an email saying that MS are making changes to Outlook servers and to patch WLM 2012 and a download link.

I applied the patch and now after a few seconds of being open WLM 2012 crashes while updating the calendar.

Anyone know a fix for this? I have taken the patch off by repairing Windows essentials 2012 from the Programs and features dialog, but anyone know why this patch causes WLM to crash after a few seconds?

Tim

Answer:Update for Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012 (KB3093594) kills WLM

Repaired WLM 2012 through Program and features and then re-applied the patch, seems solved now.

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Have been using this program for months now on windows 10 32 bit, and I get an email saying that MS are making changes to Outlook servers and to patch WLM 2012 and a download link.

I applied the patch and now after a few seconds of being open WLM 2012 crashes while updating the calendar.

Anyone know a fix for this? I have taken the patch off by repairing Windows essentials 2012 from the Programs and features dialog, but anyone know why this patch causes WLM to crash after a few seconds?

Tim

Answer:Update for Windows Live Essentials Mail 2012 (KB3093594) kills WLM

Repaired WLM 2012 through Program and features and then re-applied the patch, seems solved now.

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We have an important LOB application (QuickBooks 2018) that requires that requires Internet Explorer 11 for QB to operate correctly.  Unfortunately our server runs Windows Server 2012 Essentials as an operating system (not R2).  From reviewing
various Microsoft documents, I realize that IE 11 is not supported on Server 2012.  However, we need to be able to run QuickBooks, which requires that version of IE.  Upgrading the server OS to 2012 R2 would take hours, because there is no in-place
upgrade option.  We would have to reinstall and configure the OS again from scratch.
Is there anything we can do to resolve this problem?
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.


John

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Wow- what a mess this is. You know, the Win8 love/hate thing- desktop OS vs. Tablet... I get it. Trying to make things easier for Joe Average user. No Problem. But this stupified, dumbed-down interface on Essentials is a joke. They have emasculated Small Business Server. I've been deploying SBS since the old 4.5 days. It evolved into what a lot of us feel was the best- 2011. Great product, served a HUGE need, and by 2011 they really fixed most everything that was ever wrong with it.

So of course, MS has to f**k it up. First, by removing Exchange, then by applying this moronic Win8 interface... to a server! It's truly pathetic. It has been sad to watch MS abandon the small business community- both its customers and the people like us who support it. This one is the worst yet.
 

Answer:2012 Essentials rant

They arn't abandoning them per say, just making the poor decision of trying to force everyone to hosted exchange and office 365.

SBS2011 was a good product and had its place in deployments, I tried to stay away from it though, I honestly don't like small companies having Exchange servers in their office.
 

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Here's a new one for ya.

I have 2 accounts: admin & limited. I use the limited.

Upgraded from live essentials 2011 to essentials 2012. had mesh, skydrive, photo gallery/movie maker, and outlook hotmail connector.

The upgrade updated skydrive, outlook connector, and photogallery/movie maker, and removed mesh, as to be expected.

logged into limited account to access photo gallery and got this:


Went back to admin account and repaired it. It mentioned that a file corruption was preventing the repair. So I uninstalled it, reinstalled it, restarted, logged into admin, and accessed photo gallery. Worked fine.

Went into limited account again with the same error. It does eventually start up, but you have to click OK 5 times to make the error disappear.

If someone knows a fix, let me know. I'll keep trying to work it through, and I'll post what I find.

This is the 'corrupt profile error' when I try to repair:

Answer:Essentials 2012 error

Well, uninstalled every aspect of essentials, including outlook connectors and skydrive, then Ccleanered it up. Got it working after 2 days. MS fix-its and suggestions didn't work. But, I'm happy now.

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I need it for work but Microsoft pulled it 2 months ago.

If you do perhaps you could throw it on google drive or something for me to grab, would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Ok so I have been reading up here on rants and different things on the storage spaces piece...

I went from WHS v1 to WHS2011 now but am not running any backups or duplication or anything....

I am now running WHS2012E (if you will)...on a machine to make sure it all looks good. But I only have 1 drive in it at the moment..

so in my ESX 5.5i environment I installed it then added 2 drives...

just for confirmation....

what is the mimimum size drive to use for the OS???
I have a 1tb in there and was going to get 2 x 3tb drives.. and only use them.
but V1 would allow you to duplicate data that way but the new WHS2012E does not.
seems drive pool must be 2 seperate drives in addition to the OS drive so it makes no sense why wyou would want a 3tb OS drive...
(verified this by more googling... hah)
am I missing something here?

I am thinking 250gb or 320gb drive for OS (have them already)
3 x 1tb drive in a pool then mirrored x1 (as I have them too) - if that is what it is called...

I dont need 2 copies of this and 3 copies of that.. raid 5 for this and all that...

I have pics, movies, data files that are shared out to computers in the house... I just want to make sure if a drive goes I can get all my data back....

recommendations?

this machine will be running
movie share
music share
data share
Homeseer - home automation
CCTV - 8 cameras
 

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Network - 192.168.1.0/24 Router - 192.168.1.1 Server - 192.168.1.4 DNS - 192.168.1.4 DHCP - 192.168.1.1

**NOTE - Tracert shows "double NAT", network before 192.168.1.1 is 192.168.254.254, I cannot change this from my current position but can in the future.

I have a domain setup, we'll call it 123.local, server name is WINSVR1. AD promotion was setup which then setup DNS. Router is setup to hand out 1.4 as the DNS server.

DNS queries in the browser seem fast and fine but NSLOOKUP queries have issues and I also cannot locate the local server when I'm trying to join PCs to the domain.

Here's a nslookup I tested from a client, unvisited before.

Code:

cbs.com Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.4

DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to UnKnown timed-out cbs.com Server:
UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.4

Non-authoritative answer: Name: cbs.com Addresses: 64.30.228.50 64.30.228.49

I can ping 123.local and nslookup 123.local along with winsvr1.123.local FROM THE SERVER but I cannot ping or nslookup either from a client. I can ping WINSVR1 (not FQDN) but that's probably from WINS or something.

DNS server logs I see the following: The DNS Server encountered a bad packet form 192.168.1.1. Packet processing leads beyond packet length. The vent data contains the DNS pac... Read more

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials - AD/DNS Issues

Clients should be getting the DNS from the server, especially if you want clients to connect/use the server, especially for logons, policies, etc.
Im guessing the .254.254 is a uverse/att device?
Turn off the DHCP on the .254 device *or* add your current router into the DMZ type zone
Server should be sending out DHCP info
192.168.1.4 as DNS
192.168.254.254 as gateway (or is you can do the DMZ mode use 192.168.1.1)
255.255.255.0 as subnet
 

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Has anyone else gotten this combo to work?

Whenever I try to install WSE2012 through UEFI/BIOS it fails. The computer reboots before I even get into the setup GUI. So far, I have only been able to boot into DOS.

I've removed all PCIE cards, unplugged hard drives, and updated the BIOS to the latest version.

I verified the chksum of the WSE2012 against Technet so i know my download is good.

I burned the ISO to DVD & Flash drive.

Any ideas?
 

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I don't do these posts (Hey look at me, I'm awesome!!!), but this one needed to be made...
I am a graduate of both WHS v1 and 2011. I liked both, missed drive extender, and loathed my ATT Gateway as a result. That said, they always backed up on time, and the way I wanted, with no issues (until Drive Bender decided to bork everything and my Windows 8 laptop refused to play nice with WHS2011).

Well, my server needed an upgrade anyway, so I decided to gut it (mostly) and start over with the new Server Essentials 2012. (SE2012 from here on)

Old Specs: Core 2 Duo E4400, 2gb DDR2, Some s775 Asus board, and a 9800GT PE + a 2TB WD Green.

New Specs: AMD A6-3650, 4GB DDR3, an MSI A55m-P33, an Intel 120gb SSD for the OS, and I added two more WD Green 2TB drives (total 6tb).

I cannot emphasize it enough how easy the setup was. Drivers installed with no issues, straight from the mobo disk, and then updated through windows update. Unlike with my two WHS installs, I didn't have to trick them into thinking it wasn't a server OS etc. Getting DriveBender back in the form of storage pools was awesome, and again, set up with no issues whatsoever including built in duplication. The entire process, hardware switch included, took MAYBE 2 hours. That includes setting up a domain on the network with SE2012.

So, compared to my previous server OS experience, I also like the new dashboard. It's a bit easier to work with and makes a little more sense, though some of the dire... Read more

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Did a fresh install of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Essentials and followed the storage pool wizard by mistake and setup with mirror instead of Stripe + Parity (just MKV etc. storage).

Rookie mistake but how could I simply delete the pool (and folders) and redo manually?

I'm googling like crazy but can't find a solution yet.

I would like to format the drives and re-setup the storage pool.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thx guys.
 

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Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

TechLarry said:


Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.Click to expand...

That's what regular Server 2012 is for....
 

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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30327

This is the Beta, of course.
 

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Hi all,
hope some good sould could help me here.

I want to install back live mail 2012 but at the end of the installation it keeps on reporting the following:

It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working.
Error: 0x80070643
Source: crt90-i386

instead of saying: done.

I've looked pretty everywhere but I couldn't find a solution.
I've tried a clean start, with just MS services, tried to uninstall feature NET framework and reinstall them, tried to stop and restart the firewall, tried to clean all the cache, temp files.
I also tried to install the messenger or the Photo gallery and Movie maker alone, without mail.
Nothing, it keeps on reporting that darn error
Anybody have an idea on what could be wrong?

Answer:Live essentials 2012 failed to install

Is your Windows Firewall turned On ?
It needs to be On.

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Hi all,
hope some good sould could help me here.

I want to install back live mail 2012 but at the end of the installation it keeps on reporting the following:

It looks like another program is preventing the installer from working.
Error: 0x80070643
Source: crt90-i386

instead of saying: done.

I've looked pretty everywhere but I couldn't find a solution.
I've tried a clean start, with just MS services, tried to uninstall feature NET framework and reinstall them, tried to stop and restart the firewall, tried to clean all the cache, temp files.
I also tried to install the messenger or the Photo gallery and Movie maker alone, without mail.
Nothing, it keeps on reporting that darn error
Anybody have an idea on what could be wrong?

Answer:Live essentials 2012 failed to install

Is your Windows Firewall turned On ?
It needs to be On.

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I've reached the end of my limited networking knowledge. Here's the deal:

- I have my home server running Windows Server Essentials 2012. Its primary function is backups of my various computers.
- My ISP is ATT Uverse, which provides a modem/router/gateway. It sucks teh ballz, so I set into bridge mode and set up a Netgear Nighthawk behind it. ALL devices are connected to the Nighthawk.
- I want to set up the server for remote access so that family can grab pictures and files remotely, and so I can do the same.
- I followed the instructions and the auto setup (I had to forward ports 80 and 443 manually, but that's done), and from the server's perspective, it says it is set up:



And now the problem:
When I try to access the sever from INSIDE the network, it loads the login page no problem. BUT, when I do so from the outside, the server sends no data, nothing loads.
Am I missing a setting on the bridged gateway?
 

Answer:Server Essentials 2012 Remote Access HELP

Windows firewall enabled on the server? Check your IIS settings.
 

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I swapped out the HDD on my wife's laptop with a new SSD, and did a fresh install of Windows 7.

My wife liked the live mail, and the photo viewer, and had the 2009 version on the old system, I think.

Anyway......you can only install the new Windows Essentials 2012, or it's individual components....or so I thought.

I tried doing that, and first it hung on the "install", until I got fed up and cancelled. A couple more attempts, and it said it couldn't install mail, movie maker and photo viewer. I tried the offline installer, tried finding an older version....with no luck.

It would keep installing OneDrive though, if I tried to install the entire suite.

One thing I found out is, that if there are any components/program files from previous versions, it won't install, or so I read. If I go to C:\Program files, and/or C:\Program files(x86), there are folders for Live essentials components. Obviously it came with the fresh Windows 7. I'm pretty sure that is the reason, but if I simply try to right click and delete those folders, it tells me I need permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to the folders.

It's ridiculous.

Any help/feedback GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Ok, so after a long time working fine, my desktops stopped backing up.

So, as recommended by the TN Article for Client Backup issues, I started the Database Repair Utility in the Dashboard.

It starts, and after a while it fails and says it fails due to an unknown problem. I click the link it provides to find help, and it dumps me in the generic Server2012E page. I've not been able to find any help on this issue.

Any idea's ?

I also ran a SFT /Scannow on the server. The last time I had a client backup issue this fixed it.

Exact Error Wording:

Backup repair did not complete.
An unknown error prevented the backup repair process from starting. Make sure that all services are running then try again.

The services I know to check are indeed running.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials R2 Client Backup Failure

I just put my server together how do you like WSE so far? Planning to install it when my internet get re-connected in a couple weeks.
 

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Hi All,
Any help appreciated with this one!!
I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials Server with Dell Perc 200 raid controller.
All generally works very well. But i have noticed if i copy files from one location to another location on the same hdd, the transfer rate starts reasonable and drops right down to 1-2mb / sec... or less... and sometimes goes to kb/sec and then sometimes drops to 0...
Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed?? Is it windows settings, the raid controller etc???
Thanks, Simon

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I don't know if this is buried here on HOCP or not, but here it is just in case.

There is an article on SuperSite that explains how to add a computer to a Server 2012 Essentials machine (i.e. install the connector software) without it taking over the workstation and adding it to the domain.

Article...

Hopefully MS won't put some sort of bullshit block in for this in the final RTM.
 

Answer:Apparantly you CAN attach to Server 2012 Essentials without Domain

Nice to know. Might allow more people to use it w/o worrying about domain administration.
 

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link:
A look into Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 | TechRepublic


Quote:




By Scott Lowe
December 14, 2011, 6:00 AM PST
Takeaway: Scott Lowe takes a detailed view into the Microsoft Security Essentials latest build, still in beta, noting some of the changes and performing some basic testing.





post here with you thoughts if you get to try it out.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 Now In Beta! - techrepublic.com

Cool updates, but I never use it. :P

Edit: Not that it's bad or anything. I just happen to use Comodo, and I'm happy with it.

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new report is out. feel free to post more links to other reports.

The Best Antivirus for 2012 | PCMag.com

Answer:Bitdefender and Comodo Cleaning Essentials are Best 2012 - PCMag.com

Sorry I call bogus. No way in H E double hockey sticks that Norton gets 4.5 stars and MBAM gets 3. Not to mention they use an old outdated version of MBAM. They compare version 1.51 when version 1.62 has been out for a while now. That just shows that PCMag doesnt want to step on their advertisers or people who pay them money for good reviews. Norton has done this in the past with PCMag and everyone knows it. They had the most adverts in the published mag and they still get favored on their online only mag now.

Not to even mention the fact they dont even test MSE at all. Funny how they test so many, but yet they dont test the one from the OS Developers themselves. PCMag can take a long walk off a short pier. They are only padding the ego of the people who write them checks. They are not nor will they ever be a publication to read if you want real results and feedback. They only care about who lines their pockets.

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I can't seem to find info on this. Does the client backup support Single Instance Store like the old WHS products did ?
 

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My new laptop has never recorded sound for SKYPE Video Messaging.
Bit annoying, as Skype video calls and other similar apps, no problems with microphones/sound etc.

Since downloading Windows Essential 2012 I have no sound for any videos that previously worked fine. Specifically I wanted to use Movie Maker. Do I need an updated sound card?

I have deinstalled and reinstalled and it is the same story every time.
NO SOUND.

Any help appreciated thanks.

Answer:Satellite L50D: no video sound after installation of MS Essentials 2012

Could you explain your issue precisely? What is wrong with the sound exactly?
Is the problem with particular video file format using the Movie Maker only?
Or do you have sound watching for example Youtube videos and DVD movies?

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So I finally have all my drivers installed after doing a clean install of Windows 7. Now I need to know the Essentials that I basically have to need to run some programs. Because I can't install Skype or Snag It or anything really like that, I keep getting erros. This is all I have installed so far (Picture):

Thanks in advance! :P

Answer:Windows 7 Essentials (Not Microsoft Essentials) After clean install

What error's are you getting?

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Unable to download and restore WLM 2012 after doing a Windows 10 restore on May 24, 2017. Message says Microsoft stop supporting Windows Live Essentials in January 2017. Any suggestions for reinstalling WLM 2012? Is Windows Live Mail 2012 available from anywhere besides Microsoft?

Answer:Windows 10 Restored & WLM 2012 removed - How to restore WLM 2012

Skywavedoug said:

Unable to download and restore WLM 2012 after doing a Windows 10 restore on May 24, 2017. Message says Microsoft stop supporting Windows Live Essentials in January 2017. Any suggestions for reinstalling WLM 2012? Is Windows Live Mail 2012 available from anywhere besides Microsoft?



Welcome to TenForums @Skywavedoug.

Pity you didn't come here sooner, the end of support had been known since October last year. The links were finally removed from Microsoft's pages and the files pulled from the download server in March this year. Those of us who knew downloaded the off line installer wlsetup-all.exe before it was too late. See this thread...
Windows Essentials 2012 will reach end of support on January 10th 2017
...and read to the end. There are increasing difficulties running the installer as Windows 10 has been updated, particularly with the Creators Update.

There are a few places that purport to have copies of wlsetup-all.exe you can download, but most of them appear... well... suspicious. There does appear to be a copy of the English off line installer held by the Internet Archive.






Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.



https://archive.org/

The download is here: https://archive.org/details/wlsetup-all_201703

I've downloaded the 'Windows executable' from the above link and done a file comparison with my copy downloaded ... Read more

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Hi,
Does Windows 2012 Standard (and R2 standard edition) provide log collector facility? If so, could you please provide aq link for that. I understand that 2012 and R2 essential provides that feature - looking
for Standard edition support.
Regards,
Champak

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Hello, all!

I am preparing to get a Windows Server set up in the near future here at a mission school I just started working at.

Here's what I am planning on running:
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, under which I will run 3x virtual machines (Server 2012 Standard, pfSense, and Untangle).

Since I am needing to get this implemented as soon as possible, I am trying to decide what to do, considering Windows Server 2012 R2's release is just around the corner.

I'm wondering... Is 2012 R2 going to be a completely different OS, in that you need to purchase a separate license key to run it if you already have 2012? Or will it be more like a service pack?

Also, can the preview version be upgraded to release once it is released?

The reason I am asking is that I am needing to get this set up as soon as possible, and need to know how to proceed. Should I use Hyper-V preview and Standard preview (if there is one... Only seen datacenter so far) then upgrade to release and purchase licenses, or is there something else that would be preferable?

Thanks!
ElectroPulse
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2 Questions

2008 R2 and 2012 R2 are new operating systems that require you to purchase them. I believe 2012R2 has gone RTM recently, which means in a few months you should be able to get it.

There are a lot of VM improvements in 2012, and even more in 2012R2. If you're just running a basic setup it's not needed to hold out for, unless you're not under any time constraints, then why not. Here is a list of the major R2 features.

I'm not sure how well pfSense and Untange will run in a Hyper-V VM. The Gen 2 VM and improved Linux support of R2 may be needed for better operation.
 

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I have both Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Security Essentials (incl. Firewall, Auto Updates and VIRUS PROTECTION) running on my old pc. Since they both have a virus protection, do I need both? It seems that this pc is always downloading updates and slows the pc terribly.Wellgo

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials vs Windows Security Essentials

"Windows Security Essentials"Are you sure that is the exact name? Maybe I've missed something but I've never heard of it.It is not good to have two Anti-Virus programs running in real time, for the reason you gave. They tend to "check each other" and cause slow downs.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Any Thought's on LiveBoot 2012, WinSuite 2012 and PowerSuite Golden ?

PowerSuite Golden contains both LiveBoot and WinSuite.

Thanks.

Answer:Thought's on LiveBoot 2012, WinSuite 2012 and PowerSuite Golden ?

WinSuite is totally absolutely utterly useless, Windows 7 does not need any optimizers. Generally you get more troubles with these "wonderful" toys.

LiveBoot is IMO useless because when you have your install media and a recovery disk created, that's all you need to recover your system or in worst case scenario access the HD to recover your files.

Kari

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Hi
I am working with windows 8 and I have installed SQL server 2007 and visual studio 2010. Now I want to upgrade these setups to SQL server 2012 and visual studio 2012. what is the advantages of what i want to do and how can i do it easily without corrupting the operating system? Please help.

Answer:Installation of sql server 2012 and visual studio 2012

SQL Server has an upgrade option that is pretty painless. Just run the setup file from your 2012 installation media and click the upgrade option. It will ask you what instance to upgrade, run some checks, and then upgrade it for you.

Visual Studio is a little different. If you install 2012 without uninstalling 2010 first, you will simply just have both versions to choose from. You can completely uninstall 2010 before installing 2012 by finding your 2010 installation file and adding the uninstall and force switches when running it(ex. "C:\vs_ultimate.exe /uninstall /force").

If you keep 2010, 2012 will ask you if you wish to import your settings and whatnot from 2010. If you uninstall 2010, 2012 will just have it all when you open it for the first time.

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This request was originally posted as http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic432929.htmlOriginal situation:About two weeks ago, one of the computers I deal with was sick with one of the fake Antivirus scamware infections. I fixed it, I thought, using the manual removal instructions from this site: FixNCR.reg, rkill.exe, MalWareBytes. It worked fine until this morning, when it displayed “XP Antispyware 2012” and “Security Sphere 2012”These were removed manually, using the instructions on this site...After this, the computer running normally without malware symptoms. But, because the malware regrew last time (or was reinfected despite running AV), I would appreciate it if someone could take a look at it with me.One thing I have noticed is that the HOSTS file is locked or blocked against editing. SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY usually keeps many sites blocked in HOSTS, but all of these are missing and SPYBOT reports that it is unable to re-IMMUNIZE. Also, HOSTS cannot be manually edited.These new logs were requested by the Advisor, Broni:DEFOGGERDDSMALWAREBYTESGMER=======================DEFOGGER LOG (Reboot NOT requested)defogger_disable by jpshortstuff (23.02.10.1)Log created at 10:19 on 22/12/2011 (Staff)Checking for autostart values...HKCU\~\Run values retrieved.HKLM\~\Run values retrieved.Checking for services/drivers...-=E.O.F=-=======================DDS LOG.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Ru... Read more

Answer:Regrowing "XP Antispyware 2012” and “Security Sphere 2012”

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/433942 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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Followed tutorial on bleeping computer to remove AV protection 2012 and smart fotress 2012 and ran malwarebytes anti-malware and restarted the computer. But Still AV protection 2012 popup shows up after restart/startup

Alos GMER Log is bigger to attch so i will split in two parts and post part 2 in followup.

Answer:AV protection 2012 and Smart Fortress 2012

part 2 of GMER log.
Please rename .txt to winrar and extract.

I had to do this because the post wont allow to attach part 2 due to file size.

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   Dear Team
       I have windows 2012 R2 domain server. It is connected domain perfectly windows 7 pro .
      But if i connected domain windows 7 ultimate . It is showing DNS error. I am joining same process win7 pro.
      please help me how to join windows 7 ultimate in domain.

   Note. I give my client PC windows 7 ultimate network proper DNS.

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Hi everyone,

I'm having an issue that I just noticed today. Originally, when I would click on links in Google, I would get redirected to some random advertisement site. That was a red flag to me, so I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and went ahead and deleted whatever it found. Then, I started noticing that my Microsoft Security Essentials is not working. It says "Security Essentials is not monitoring your computer because the program's service stopped. You should restart it now." When I click to start it, I get the following message: "Couldn't start the Security Essentials service. The specified service does not exist as an installed service. Error code: 0x80070424." This raised another alarm for me as that usually is a sign of an infection, I believe. I then went to my control panel to check on Windows Update and noticed that the icon for it is just the red shield thing with an X in it. When I click to check for updates, I get: "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I also noticed a little bubble on the Windows Update screen that says, "Find out more about free software from (null). Click here for details." I can't say that I've ever seen that there before, so it's a bit suspicious. Lastly, when I go to check on Windows Firewall, I see it in red and saying "Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings to ... Read more

Answer:Problem with Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Update, and Windows Firewall

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Can you still buy system center 2012 Sp1? Is the 2012 R2 just an upgrade to it? Are the system requirements the same? I was just curious because I couldn't find any info on sp1??

Answer:System Center 2012 SP1 vs 2012 R2

Here's the system requirements for SC2012 R2:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn281925.aspx

As for R2 vs SP1...usually the "R2" means it's an upgraded version, sort of like Server 2008 vs 2008 R2 or 2012 vs 2012 R2.

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What`s new:

Based on user feedback and especially the extra effort from loyal WinPatrol fans we've improved reliability with WinPatrol 25.6. WinPatrol features work better than ever and we've removed the possibility of confusing messages that may have given incorrect alert messages.

* Fixed Multiple Alerts When Startup Removed
One of the newest features of WinPatrol 25 is letting users know if a Startup program had been removed without their knowledge. Unfortunately, occassionally a bug appeared that once the initial warning appeared, WinPatrol continued to warn about the removal of other programs which still existed in the list of Startup Programs.

* Windows 7 Performance Boost
WinPatrol has always worked well with all versions of Windows including Windows 7, this version takes better advantage of performance ability available to Windows 7 users.

* Multiple Add/Remove Uninstall Entries
When checking the Uninstall list using the Add/Remove or Uninstall applet, WinPatrol may have retained previous versions. This version will remove past entries that exist.

* License Agreement Info
In the past the license agreement for various WinPatrol versions were not clearly stated and easy to find on our website. The new setup program includes a description of the Free, PLUS, Family Pack and special licenses. Users will now see how unique WinPatrol is and what few restrictions exist.

* Scotty Barking at Random
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Answer:WinPatrol 2012 PLUS v25.6.2012.0-Update

RE: WinPatrol 2012 PLUS v25.6.2012.0

Thanks for the update.

Good day.
 

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Question: Windows Essentials

One thing I found (I did an in-place upgrade) is that Windows Live Mail stopped working. Even when I added a new account it couldn't connect. I ended up using the Outlook App

Answer:Windows Essentials

I did a clean install of Win 10 as a VMware VM running under Win 7.
I installed Windows Live Mail 2012 in the Win 10 VM and no problems here.

Personally I don't like or trust upgrading an OS version ... I prefer doing a clean install.

Can you uninstall / reinstall Live Mail in Win 10 without risk of losing important data ?

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium...
And have hear about a feature called 'Essentials'.
I believe it is for downloading things like Movie Maker.

I have search Essentials in the start-menu seach bar but only get things like Nero Essentials.

Is this maybe only available in Windows 7 Ultiamate?

I have a Packard Bell bought from PC World.

(Even When I type in 'ess' I get nothing..)

Any Suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 Essentials

Its called MSSE - Microsoft Security Essentials and it is a AntiVirus from MS itself. You have to download and install it and its free. It is also good and light on resources. Go for it!!!

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Question: Windows Essentials

Have new computer with Windows 8, uninstalling the Norton trial and wonder if the on board Windows Defender and Firewall is enough protection. Also with this new to me system, what would you suggest to download for Malware detection and removal, on my last computer with XP I used Super Anti-Spyware.

Thanks
Jerry
 

Answer:Windows Essentials

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Question: Windows Essentials

i'm trying to uninstall all versions of Windows Live Essentials, so that I can install Windows Essentials 2009 which allows forwarding of embedded photos in emails. I have already uninstalled Windows Essentials 2012. No other Windows Essentials programs are listed in my installed programs directory. However every time I try to install Windows Essentials 2009, I get an error message that tells me that Essentials 2009 cannot be installed because a later version is already installed. But, as I already said no versions show up in my istalled program directory. How do I get rid of all versions so that I can reinstall Windows Live Essentials 2009.

Answer:Windows Essentials

Do a search for Windows Live programs. Look in C:\Program Files (x86), C:\Program Files, C:\Program Files\Common Files,C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming. Also same place under All Users. Delete all instances of each of these programs.
Messenger, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, Windows Live Mesh, Messenger Companion, Mail, Writer, Family Safety.
You may need to go into the registry and also remove these programs by searching for them in the Edit/Find.

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Ok i need haelp as i know NOTHING much about computers, i might even be posting this in the worng spot, ok i just got this labtop last week and you trying to find my way around thing but in the process i think i might have messed something up. Now when i log on and every little bit it say updates avl. well i click to install and it now says "Error: you all ready have a different build flavor of wondows live" 0x8028008 i never got that untill a few days ago and it never this that for the first hole week i had it, so i think i down loaded something or unstilled something. I just don't know what i am doing or how to fix it.
Any help would be super!!!!
 

Answer:Windows Essentials....???

You could either remove it from startup (open msconfig - startup - uncheck the windows live essentials startup item and click ok) OR reinstall it. It's probably smarter to do the latter. You can get it from http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials
 

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Windows live essentials 2011 installer is stuck on 99%, and doesn't move. No error messages or anything. It just sits there and does nothing. I have to use task manager to force it to close as the cancel button is greyed out, and it won't let me run the visible windows live messenger that seems to be installed.

Answer:Windows live essentials 2011 installer problems on Windows 7 64 bit

Hi biggles11, try removing all WLE 2011 in Programs and Featues, reboot & try installing again.

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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

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I have tried to resolve using Malwarebytes - nothing was detected.
I have tried to manually update the MS Sec Essentials database - it will not run the update.
Windows Updates won't run as it says the services aren't running - BITS & Windows update services both say they are running under Services.

I also tried the TDSS rootkiller repair - (have attached the log)
This is a DHCP system - there are no manual DNS entries (I have checked).
There are no extranesous entries in the hosts file.

I know I'm infected somewhere & I could really use an expert's help.

Answer:Windows error 0xc8000222 when trying to run Windows Updates/MS Security Essentials

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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

Answer:Adding Windows 10 Clients to Windows Server Essentials 2016

When Windows client computers are not joined to a domain they use the local SAM database to authenticate to the client computer. When the computer is domain joined you are using an AD user account to log into the computer. These accounts are going to have different SIDs as well as local profiles on the system. If you log into the computer with an account that has local admin access, you can simply move or copy the data from the local user account folder into the domain account user folder. The user folders inherit permissions from the root C:\Users\<username> so they should automatically gain access to the newly copied data.

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Hello
 
please can you help me?
 
I run Windows 8.1 and have installed Windows Live Essentials but the install seemed corrupted as I couldn't open the program. The error said that wldlog.dll, wldcore.dll, uxctl.dll were missing. I installed them back using Dll-Files Fixer but the program still didin't work.
 
I then tried to uninstall Windows Live Essentials with Revo Uninstaller but it said some files are missing. I tried forced uninstall but it failed too, it said some files are missing but didn't say which ones.
 
If I try opening Windows Live Mail it gives an error, it cannot find an entry point to msmail.dll
 
I want to completely remove Windows Live Essentials so that I can try a clean re installation but I cannot manage, I think some files are either missing or corrupted and whatever I try fails.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks
 
Isabella

Answer:Remove corrupted install of Windows Live Essentials from Windows 8.1

Hi,
 
You could simply do a system restore to a point prior to installing Windows Live Essentials. Then try a complete fresh download and installation...
 
 
regards
 

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I tried removing the root kit with malware bytes with no success. I did however remove 10 trojans though.
I can't start the services needed to run my security stuff. I'm scared!

Answer:Found Rootkit.0access with Malwarebytes. It has diabled Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Update and Windows Firewall.

please do the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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I am confused, so asking here.  Is Windows Security Essentials on Windows 10 an obsolete name for what is now called Windows Defender?  Could or should someone download and install MSE onto a Windows 10 computer as an alternative to other commercial Security & Protection Anti-Infection products?  If a person does this, then has he two forms of either MSE, or of W.Defender and they being redundant will interfere with each other?  
 
I do NOT understand after seeing and reading these:
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_scanning/is-microsoft-security-essentials-good-for-windows/d631f1a2-eaf1-4c83-bac7-022bb87cb14c
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17786/help-keep-your-pc-safe

Answer:What's the truth about Windows Defender and Windows Security Essentials?

I just found this article:
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/388783-difference-between-wndows-security-essentials-windows-defender.html
 
If I correctly understand, Windows 10 includes "Windows Defender", which is the new name for what was called "Microsoft Security Essentials".  MSE includes antivirus and anti-malware.
 
Does this mean that My new Windows 10 computer having Windows Defender running and up-to-date, and having Windows Firewall running, is fully protected?  No need for installing a commercial or retail Security and Protection program?

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Looks like MSE not removed during upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Cannot find anyway to removed MSE now.

Windows Defender will not run and MSE is a not listed program on the machine.

Belarc Advisor shows:

Virus definitions are older than 30 days

Microsoft Security Essentials Version 4.6.0305.0
Scan Engine Version 1.1.11005.0
Virus Definitions Version 9/23/2014 Rev 1.185.967.0
Realtime File Scanning Off

What's the solution for this?

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Microsoft Security Essentials and No Windows Defender?

Do you have another AV program running ??? Sometime that AV program will disable the built-in MSE and WD

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I am confused, so asking here.  Is Windows Security Essentials on Windows 10 an obsolete name for what is now called Windows Defender?  Could or should someone download and install MSE onto a Windows 10 computer as an alternative to other commercial Security & Protection Anti-Infection products?  If a person does this, then has he two forms of either MSE, or of W.Defender and they being redundant will interfere with each other?  
 
I do NOT understand after seeing and reading these:
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_scanning/is-microsoft-security-essentials-good-for-windows/d631f1a2-eaf1-4c83-bac7-022bb87cb14c
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17786/help-keep-your-pc-safe

Answer:What's the truth about Windows Defender and Windows Security Essentials?

I just found this article:
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/388783-difference-between-wndows-security-essentials-windows-defender.html
 
If I correctly understand, Windows 10 includes "Windows Defender", which is the new name for what was called "Microsoft Security Essentials".  MSE includes antivirus and anti-malware.
 
Does this mean that My new Windows 10 computer having Windows Defender running and up-to-date, and having Windows Firewall running, is fully protected?  No need for installing a commercial or retail Security and Protection program?

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/14210/security-essentials-download says the following.
Windows Defender is built into the latest versions of Windows and helps guard your PC against viruses and other malware.

For a PC running an older version of Windows 7, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials for the low, low price of free.
So how to find out if a Windows 7 is an older version.  I have supposed Windows 7 OS gets updated all the time, so they should always be the latest.  Can we presume they are always the newest version?

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Looks like MSE not removed during upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Cannot find anyway to removed MSE now.

Windows Defender will not run and MSE is a not listed program on the machine.

Belarc Advisor shows:

Virus definitions are older than 30 days

Microsoft Security Essentials Version 4.6.0305.0
Scan Engine Version 1.1.11005.0
Virus Definitions Version 9/23/2014 Rev 1.185.967.0
Realtime File Scanning Off

What's the solution for this?

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Microsoft Security Essentials and No Windows Defender?

Do you have another AV program running ??? Sometime that AV program will disable the built-in MSE and WD

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I seen somewhere about an Essentials edition. Does anybody know what this is?

Thanks
 

Answer:What exactly is Windows XP Pro ESSENTIALS edition?

It is a program to make a XP OS somewhat look and act like Vista. It is a waste of your money. If want Vista buy a new machine with it installed.
 

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I have had Windows 7 since it first came out, and I have done several scans with programmes like Malware Bytes and Spybot.
but I have never done a scan with Essentials before. so I thought Id' try it. I started it on thur 6th 5 30 pm approx. and it is still running
today Mon 10th 9 0am.is this normal or should I shut it down. I must add that it is still running it doesn't' appear to be stuck.
your advise would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows Essentials scan

That is far too long for a scan - 1-3 hours is the sort of time frame I would expect depending upon how many files are on the system.
 
Do you have any other antivirus product installed?  If you do then it needs to be disabled before you run another antivirus product, otherwise you will get conflicts between the two which will slow everything down.

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I am trying to uninstall Windows Live Essentials. I have tried to uninstall it through the control panel but that doesn't work. Windows live mail crashes every time I try to open an email with an attachment that can only be opened by windows live mail. So I figured that if I could remove the entire suite of windows live essentials and then reinstall it I could fix the problem. Other than using a big hammer I wonder how I can ever remove windows live essentials. Any help would be appreciated.

Tom C.
 

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

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This is a Toshiba laptop with XP and SP 3 The computer did have Windows Defender installed.But since I thought it was an old program I un-installed it and then installed Microsoft Security essentials. But every time I turned off the computer and then on again.Security Essentials was turned off and there was no way to turn it on again, except by reinstalling it again. That's why I thought a virus or something might have caused this.

Also the DVD drive runs every 3 minutes just for a few seconds, maybe 3 or ,4 as long as the computer is on. I did run Malware Bytes and everything comes up clean. I'm not sure if the two things are related. But for now I installed AVG, which does not get turned off. But the DVD drive still does the same.Can someone figure this out?

Answer:Windows Security Essentials

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, se... Read more

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i keep getting a windows update for windows essentials 2011KB2434419, but when i try to update it says it cant do update because of another version being installed error 0x80280008 trouble is im unable to delete the version ive got installed , any ideas please .

Answer:Windows live essentials help !

Which version of Essentials do you have installed? 2012 is the latest. You may have a false prompt and not need KB2434419.

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Windows Security but when I do, I just click "clean computer" and threats are removed or quarantined. However, when I click "clean computer" this time, it wants to run "install.exe" by centerproofnessdanger.pl. I've never encountered an attempt to install an exe app in WSE and am reluctant to allow it. I'm running a full WSE scan now to see if I get the same warning and requirement to install another app. I can't seem to find any answers regarding this. HALP?Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Please could someone advise me how to get my show webcam feature back on the new messenger?
I really dislike the new features. I have tried using an older messenger, but as everyone will probably know, it forces you to install the newer version when you sign in

Thanks guys
Kirsty

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

Click your UserName, select Show Menu Bar. On the Menu Bar, select Actions, Video

Take it from there

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