Windows Live Messenger Problems.

  Edward-207256 16:13 07 Dec 2008

I've recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5920 laptop and I am having trouble installing Windows Live Messenger. It came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home, has a 250GB harddrive and 2GB DDR2 Ram. I get the following message when the installer tries to run:

"Sorry we couldn't install these programs."

Not installed: Messenger
Not installed: Sign-in Assistant

Any help would be much appreciated.



  howard64 16:33 07 Dec 2008

it might need the full administrator account to install.

  Edward-207256 17:58 07 Dec 2008

I presume i have the full administrator account. I'm the only person who has used the laptop! How would i check if i do or do not have full administrator benefits?


  Edward-207256 22:53 07 Dec 2008

I tried to uninstall everything related to WLM on my computer, and tried to install it again, but still it's failing.

  howard64 15:02 08 Dec 2008

I am not a vista user as I find it almost impossible to do things with it unlike xp. I just recently built a pc for a friend who wanted vista home premium on it. Having set that up with just her name as the only user I could not install some progs which asked for full administrator rights. I right clicked on it and clicked on use admin account but it would still not load. Perhaps one of our vista gurus could tell you how to do it.

  Edward-207256 16:58 08 Dec 2008

Hmm, i see. I'll post in the Windows Vista area. Thanks for your help.

  Edward-207256 11:46 09 Dec 2008

That didn't work, i had to disable Windows Firewall for it to install, then i re-enabled once installed and all is fine. Thanks for the help.


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