Originally posted by matty
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Oh forgot to menction i dont have vista. im still on winXP SP2.
TL;DR Below - got it fixed.
for a long detailed explation on how i did it, look below:
Well i tried this little trick and first off writer wouldn't remove because it says it couldnt find the files needed to be removed:
Next, i tried forgoing uninstalling writer and downloaded the .msi's of writer and photo gallery off this page
. moved to the C:\program files\windows live\*respective folders*. that didnt work:
So what i did was i installed "msicuu2.exe" from here
and installed it. i used Windows Install Clean Up to remove photo gallery and writer then used the .msi's that were inside the folders still and they successfully installed/updated.
Next, all i did was go to messenger's download page and installed messenger.
now im stuck with this craphole version that i was forced to update to. hopefully theres some fixes or scripts that can make it look more like 8.5. thank you. you can close this.