Windows Live Mail Error 0x800c0006: 5 Tested Fixes

The app is obsolete but you may still install it

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How to fix Windows Live Mail Error 0x800c0006

Windows Live Mail was a component found in Windows Live Essentials 2012 and it was deprecated. However, you may still use it and if you encountered the Windows Live Mail Error 0x800c0006 we know how to fix it. This error typically arises due to installation issues or conflicts with other software.

How do I fix the Windows Live Mail Error 0x800c0006?

1. Download and run the full offline installer

  1. Luckily, you may still download Windows Live Essentials full offline installer from the Internet Archive.
  2. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray and select Disconnect or turn off Wi-Fi. If your device is connected through an Ethernet cable, just unplug it.
  3. Right-click on the downloaded installer file and select Run as Administrator from the context menu.
  4. Proceed with the installation process. If prompted, select only necessary components of the Windows Essentials suite, such as Windows Live Mail.

This method helps in bypassing any server-side issues related to Microsoft services, ensuring the installer runs without network dependencies.

2. Change the Windows language settings

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Click on the Time & Language option and select Language & region from the right.
  3. Click on Add a language next to the Preferred languages section. Type English (United Kingdom) and select it.
  4. Click Next and follow the prompts to install the language pack.
  5. Ensure English (United Kingdom) is set as the primary language.
  6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  7. Try installing Windows Live Essentials again using the Offline Installer you downloaded using the first solution.

Changing the language settings to match the installer language helps resolve compatibility issues during the installation process.

3. Modify the Registry entries

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box, type regedit and press Enter.
  2. Go to the following key in the Registry Editor:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
  3. Right-click on the right pane, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. Name the new DWORD entries as follows if they do not exist:
    • RecreateFolderIndex
    • RecreateStreamIndex
    • RecreateUIDIndex
    • Set the value for each DWORD to 1 by double-clicking the entry and entering 1.
  5. Close the Registry Editor by clicking the X at the top-right corner of the window.
  6. Try reinstalling Windows Live Essentials again.

Modifying these registry settings ensures that Windows Live Mail can re-index its folders and streams, potentially resolving the installation issue.

4. Disable third-party antivirus software

  1. Open the interface of your third-party antivirus program (e.g., McAfee, Norton, Avast).
  2. Locate the real-time protection feature within the antivirus settings and temporarily disable it.
  3. Retry installing Windows Live Essentials with the antivirus disabled.
  4. Once the installation is complete, re-enable real-time protection to ensure your system remains protected.

Disabling the antivirus prevents it from potentially interfering with the installation process.

5. Use the Microsoft Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter

  1. Download Microsoft’s Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter.
  2. Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen prompts.
  3. Choose Installing when prompted to describe the problem.
  4. When asked which program you are trying to install, select Windows Live Essentials from the list.
  5. Complete the troubleshooting process by following the instructions provided.

The Microsoft troubleshooter can help resolve issues that prevent programs from being installed or removed.

By following these detailed solutions, you will increase your chances of successfully installing Windows Live Mail and resolving the error 0x800c0006.

Did you manage to install Windows Live Mail? Let us know in the comments below.

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