I have recently been noticing that whenever I try to install something from the Windows Live suite of software, I almost always end up spending more time with the installer than I should be. Let me explain…

Almost always, I get the following message when installing any Windows Live software- "Sorry, this is taking a little longer than expected. Please bear with us just a few more minutes."


The above message doesn’t sound bad but in a lot of cases it is a precursor to the following message- "To try to fix the problem, click ‘Try again later’ and we’ll add the installer to your desktop so you can easily restart it later."


Once you click "Try again later", the installer exits and I end up ‘trying again later’. Is it just me or has anybody else had a similar experience with installing windows live services?


10 Responses to Windows Live Installer

  1. Ed says:

    Same exact experience here. Totally unable to install Windows Live Mail, and the cutesy dialog just keeps you sitting there forever instead of doing anything useful. Do let us know if you find any solution.

  2. Anonymous says:

    has this problem been resolved yet ?

  3. Pranav says:

    I have not found a resolution yet – try downloading the installer again I guess.

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. stuart Leeke says:

    Have a look in the installation logs folder

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\WindowsLiveInstaller\Logs

    Oddly enough this isnt the same location as the installer is installed in but hey, its the microsoft way

    See if any helpfull messages, or post back

  6. Luis H says:

    Set your clock to the propitiated time, that was all the problem

  7. shifax says:

    what the hell is this problem

  8. Nabilah says:

    Please check the date and time on your desktop computer. I had the same problem and i realised that my date and time was set to 2004! All i did was change to the correct date and it starts to download.

  9. tamer says:

    my time is set right, but problem still the same

  10. burin says:

    thanks a lot guys, i got my MSN back from your kind advice.

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