Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Live Mesh service is unavailable - Error during install

So I've stated playing around with Microsoft's Live Mesh application and am loving it!
I have in the past used sync tools like SyncToy and online storage, like Google Docs, but this is on a whole other level, not to mention remote desktop-like pc control.
This morning, I decided to install in on my Thinkpad x40, which is running Vista Business, but I kept getting an error:

Live Mesh service is unavailable.
Please retry your installation later.
[80072F78] The server returned an invalid or unrecognized response

I rebooted, over and over, but had no success. Later I realized my AV software was still runing. As soon as I disabled it, Live Mesh finished installing and started up with no problem. After a reboot, the AV came up and so did Live Mesh and it has been working OK since.
Just fyi, I'm running Avast! 4.8 Home edition.
Hope this helps, because I found no help google-ing this error.
-Rick Estrada


  1. Hi,

    I have the same difficultes with Live Mesh,
    My AV is Panda Software.
    I will try to disactive them and i will come back to tell you about this problem...


  2. It didn't work for me. I tried to uninstall Avast AV, but it ended with the same error :(

  3. NIS2010 here, disabling via the NIS control panel did NOT work... :-(

    Paul G.

  4. Thanks,
    im using eset smart security and all of a sudden live mesh stopped working. Nothing helped until stopped the AV.