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Live Update Error

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Even though it appears as a Microsoft issue, it very likely a problem with a Symantec product. Symantec's Live update system handles both product actaviation as well as product updates.

If you have ever uninstalled a Symantec product on this system or had an installation fail part-way through, older Symantec products (especially those with Anti-virus, pre-2009) had many problems leaving behind files and registry settings that screw up later installs. Symantec used to make available a special cleaner program that removed all the excess stuff, but links to these programs no longer appear to be available. You may have to contact Symantec to get this issue resolved.

 
 
   
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  Live Update Error 

 
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  There was a problem trying to register with Live Update. Live Update will not be available for this product. 

 
Typical location
  C:\Windows\system32\

 
Issued By
  msiexec.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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There are many third-party registry cleaner products available to remove unused or leftover registry entries and in some cases correct damaged entries. Run a cleaner to see if it corrects the problem.

One cleaner we've used and like is included in Avanquest's Fix-It Utilities and SystemSuite products.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 6-May-2010
 
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Last update: 07-May-2010 2:14 pm