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Windows Essentials 2012 Installing Errors


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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. :cry:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1


Coming Over
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Power User
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.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Intel Core i7
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Screen Resolution
    15' 1080p display
    Internet Speed
    Google Chrome Canary
    AVAST Premiere 2015


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first are you picking this up from the official Microsoft site
Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

If not this could be your first problem
If not uninstall it completely from Programs and features
Reboot the computer
Run your antivirus program to make sure there are no viruses
Download and run Malwarebytes at Malwarebytes.org and run a full scan
make sure you did not pick up something
If everything comes clean, then reinstall it at the site I just gave you and see if it installs properly

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives

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