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. I've asked this same question on other forums only to have it insulted, ignored or used to guide me to spam. 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 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. So no one has to ask: I've run sfc/scannow. it found no problems I'm asking here because other attempts to get help have been rejected.. On Seven Forums one person replied "What`s in Windows Live Essentials that you need ?" Another person replied "Did you remember to put in the space between sfc and the / as required?" Yes I did. Then on Microsoft Community I got an e-mail reply from a "kevinlavy." It said "Sorry to read about the issue. Please contact MS Helpline @ +1~800~713~8022Toll Free."However, the number does not connect to Microsoft. So I've done what you're supposed to, asked for help with a long list of details and information, and what I've learned is that no one wants to be botheredt o help.