Windows Live "Wave 3" gets an update, QFE patches released

With today's release of Windows Live Movie Maker 14, Microsoft has also released a Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) patch for all Windows Live applications. At the time of writing, it is not known what is new or what has been fixed with this wave of QFE patches. These patches apply to the Windows Live 2009 (Wave 3) applications.

Microsoft has yet to make the official announcement regarding this second wave of QFE patches, but as soon as we hear something we'll let you know what has been updated/fixed. Special thanks to Microsoft MVP Jonathan Kay for alerting and providing the links to the downloads.

Windows Live Messenger
Version 2009: 14.0.8089.726
Download

Windows Live Mail
Version 2009: 14.0.8089.0726
Download

Windows Live Toolbar
Version: 14.00.8064.0206
Download

Windows Live Photo Gallery
Version 2009: 14.0.8081.709
Download

Windows Live Movie Maker
Version: 14.0.8091.0730
Download

Windows Live Writer
Version: 14.0.8089.726
Download

Windows Live Family Safety
Version: 14.0.8064.0206
Download (32bit)
Download (64bit)

Microsoft Silverlight 3.0
Version: 3.0.40624.0
Download

Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.3
Version: 2.0.2313.0
Download

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Version: 12.0.6414.1000
Download

Other component updates may also be required, and the list of required components for each application listed above can be found here.

Update: The entire suite is now available to download here. Still no official word from Microsoft at the time of writing.

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get to work on fixing the mac version! Ugh!.. I don't want to run Parallels just to use a fully featured version of messenger with scenes included...

This version of WLMail still has the buggy problems with the messages rules!! I thought they've fixed it.
Again, you have to create dhe rule before receiving the messages, otherwise it won't move emails to the specified folder.

Well actually this update has worked for me because it finallly fixed my "live messenger cannot sign in" problem.
I tried reinstalling msmxl3 but it didn't work until I updated the whole live package.

My version of Outlook Connector, dated 3/27/2009, is 12.0.6423.1000. The version above is 12.0.6414.1000. And my version of the OWL add-in is 1.4 (June 2009).

I'm waiting for the 'official' update!

ignaciojn said,
I've downloaded WLM from your link, and now I can't uninstall it!

just use this command

msiexec /x {A85FD55B-891B-4314-97A5-EA96C0BD80B5}

it will uninstall the WLM for you

Did anyone else get the 0x80070643 error trying to install Writer. The update removed the old install, and now the newer one isn't getting installed.

Does this fix the Windows Live Mail issue, where it doesn't shut down properly and the process has to be killed manually in taskman before you can run it again, EVERY fcuking time?!?!?!?!

Yeah that was a surprise - first update I've seen, what a nice , quiet, unobtrusive AV MSE is. Almost forgot it was there. That's how I like an AV.

wish they let me minimise wlm to tray icon in win7, i have to hate it on the taskbar which i don't have to do with XP.

wish they would let messenger have to 1 window on the taskbar in win7, i have to have a windows which says my status and has my chosen picture and another with messenger, was hoping those would be fixed with these new versions. Havent noticed any changes:( Its a shame win7 is rtm and those apps dont work properly on win7:(

torrentthief said,
wish they let me minimise wlm to tray icon in win7, i have to hate it on the taskbar which i don't have to do with XP.

wish they would let messenger have to 1 window on the taskbar in win7, i have to have a windows which says my status and has my chosen picture and another with messenger, was hoping those would be fixed with these new versions. Havent noticed any changes:( Its a shame win7 is rtm and those apps dont work properly on win7:(

run the messenger in windows vista compatibility

that should fix it

Yes, I believe even MS has suggested that workaround to use vista compatibilty and it does make WLM work exactly how you want Torrentthief. Just right click on msnmsgr.exe inside wlm's folder in program files and click on properties and compatibily and just pick vista from the drop down.. either SP1 or SP2.. doesnt mater..

statm1 said,
I'm just going to wait for the full installer, let it install uninstall/install everything all at once..

It seems to be out now (the full installer)

I meant the official installer on download.live.com.. Its still giving the old one.. And something tells me wlxsuite is alittle different then wlsetup-web. Unless someone has used wlxsuite and it is the same thing..

statm1 said,
I meant the official installer on download.live.com.. Its still giving the old one.. And something tells me wlxsuite is alittle different then wlsetup-web. Unless someone has used wlxsuite and it is the same thing..


Use the one from download.live.com, run it and it'll say existing applications you have need to be updated, it updated my Messenger to 726, Gallery to 709 and had the final build of Live Movie Maker.

Will updates available through Windows Update? I want the machine to do the update itself.

I hope they can fix that annoying bug that causes Windows Live Messenger's contact window to randomly restore itself if it was the last minimized application.

They should also place a "Close all conversations" link in the jumplist as there's no way to close all conversation windows in one shot, but keep WLM running.

That bug works both ways for me. Sometimes it restores itself inappropriately, and sometimes it doesn't come up when I click the icon and I have to double-click or use the jumplist to open the contact list.

And on that note, they should get rid of Live Mail's tray icon if it's running in Windows 7. Either paint an icon overlay on the taskbar button or do a tray icon, but not both. :S

rm20010 said,
And on that note, they should get rid of Live Mail's tray icon if it's running in Windows 7. Either paint an icon overlay on the taskbar button or do a tray icon, but not both. :S

Yeah, this annoys me a lot. They included the brilliant functionality of the overlay icon in the taskbar, but then left the icon in the system tray :S If they haven't got rid of it in the system tray, with this QFE update, I will be disappointed. JumpList support would also be nice.

Give them a while, they are very slow.

On a side note, at least Mail looks exactly the same, not even JumpLists have been added. I see no reason why anyone should download this.

noroom said,
Give them a while, they are very slow.

On a side note, at least Mail looks exactly the same, not even JumpLists have been added. I see no reason why anyone should download this.


So just because it doesn't appear to provide new features, you don't think people should download it for the bug fixes and security updates? Okay...

prabir said,
gr8 Microsoft Office Live Add-in now works with office 2010

However this connector won't install if Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 is not already installed.

using office 2010 as default office. don't have any installation of office 2003 or 2007. and using a fresh copy of win7 rtm, still works fine :-)