Can't install WLM 8.5

Can't install WLM 8.5

Post by xms » Wed, 20 Jun 2007 17:40:25

I'm trying to install WLM 8.5 us on a XP Pro sp2 machine with no success. I
launch the exe file, the WL installation window pops up, I accept the terms
of use, I get another windows saying "please wait while we get your computer
ready..." but after a few seconds the window disappears and nothing happens.
Any suggestions?

Can't install WLM 8.5

Post by xms » Wed, 20 Jun 2007 18:01:37

sorry I found the solution a few posts under :)


Can't install WLM 8.5

Post by c2ku » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 06:16:02


I've been trying to install WLM 8.5 for several times now but everytime I
choose the add in options, instead of continuing with the installlation the
installer opens the initial page of Windows Live.
I even tried installing it through the standalones, but from those I get a
network error while reading the file.
Is there any configuration missing in my computer?

help would be very much appreciated. :)


Can't install WLM 8.5

Post by Jonathan K » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:06:56


Grab it from the following link instead (this is the standalone installer without all the
other crap):

Jonathan Kay
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Can't install WLM 8.5

Post by c2ku » Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:31:01

Hi Jonathan,

As I said, I've tried the standalones from your link and from and
still couldn't do that. the installer would load and all of a sudden would
stop and do nothing...

still got version 8.1 on my comp. any other idea?