Windows Live (wave 4) hits beta

Windows Live (wave 4) hits beta

Summary: A quick look at the new beta versions of Microsoft's next generation Windows Live services.

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  • Without even the option to select which applications to install, well it just installs everything and hopes that you like everything it has to offer.

    To see a brief review of the new Windows Live (Wave 4) applications, visit the iGeneration blog.
  • As you would probably expect - though maybe not this badly - the installer fails half way through and with a re-run, it wants you to reboot. Whether this will happen with everyone, I'm not sure but it's happened on two separate machines so far, so maybe it will.

    To see a brief review of the new Windows Live (Wave 4) applications, visit the iGeneration blog.
  • Eventually after about 5 minutes installing (not including the first try and the necessary reboot) it finishes doing its thing.

    To see a brief review of the new Windows Live (Wave 4) applications, visit the iGeneration blog.

Topics: Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • Separate installer

    Apparently if you want to select the apps you want to install, you have to download a different installer - be careful which link you click on at the beta website!!

    Which is really stupid, but that's the way it works right now.
    CobraA1