Windows live photo gallery encountered an error 0x80070057

hyacinthe718

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I've been trying to use my Windows live Gallery for a few days now. I love the feature and of course as soon as I default to it I get an error the full error message is
Windows live photo gallery encountered an error and can't start
Error code: 0x80070057

has anyone encountered this before, and/or know how to fix it?
 

pjmelect

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You can get this error if your version is outdated or a corrupt installation. Remove your existing installation of Windows live gallery and download the latest version and try reinstalling it.
 

hyacinthe718

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I've uninstalled and reinstalled same error. The current version I have is the most current. I re downloaded the setup and still the same error.
 

hyacinthe718

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After 4 or 5 reinstalls I was finally given an option to run the program in Windows Vista compatibility mode byt right clicking it in the list. Now it works.. sheesh talk about ridiculous issues
 

bigkid43

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Start
Right-Click on Photo Gallery
Open File Location
Right-Click on WLXPhotoGallery.exe
Compatibility tab
Check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Select Vista Service Pack 2
Click OK and run program.

This worked and prompted me to remove the two drives that are no longer present h: and i:.


THANK YOU!
 

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