Has anyone have been having problems with their Windows Live Mail 2012 & Windows Essentials?
I would go to open my email and it does not open at times. I get the error" (0x80041161). I went to Microsoft and asked about it. Many others are having the same problem. I was told to go to "Programs & Features" and find Windows Essentials and then left click on Uninstall/Change and you will see the option to Repair. I did this then restart my laptop and then my mail will open but after awhile it starts doing the same thing.
So then I was told this.
Press Windows key Image + R to open a Run box.
Type services.msc and press Enter.
In the Services window, look for Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant and double-click on it.
If it's not there, find Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant and double-click on that instead.
Whichever you find, is its Service status Running or not?
In the Start-up type drop down, select Automatic (Delayed Start), then click Apply and OK.
Close the Services window and restart the computer.
Try launching Windows Live Mail.
Okay so I set it to "Automatic" and it worked as well but still after a day or so, it stops again.
Also said>The service has changed its name for Windows 10 and it's called Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant, possibly because it's also involved in the Windows sign-in when using a Microsoft Account. <
They said>Check if the windows live-id sign assistant service is disabled/ stopped.< WHERE do I go to check?
Also after I do these 2 things and after I restart, I get this black pop up that says," Failed to connect to a Windows service. Windows couldn't connect to the group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from signing in. As a administrative user, you can review."
Some people have uninstalled Windows mail and or Essentials but Microsoft no longer has downloads for Windows Live Mail 2012.
I have Windows 10.