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After your computer is upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7, you cannot download albums in Windows Live Photo Gallery.
When you try to download an album from Windows Live SkyDrive or from photos.live.com, a new browser window or a new tab that contains http://download.live.com/photogallery
(http://download.live.com/photogallery)appears. Then, you are prompted to download and then install Windows Live Photo Gallery again.
Note The expected behavior when you download an album is that the Windows Live Photo Download Wizard dialog box is displayed.
During the installation of Windows Live Photo Gallery, a registry key that stores the version of Windows Live Photo Gallery is created. However, the registry key is deleted incorrectly during the upgrade process. Therefore, you are prompted to download and then install Windows Live Photo Gallery again, and cannot download albums.
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Let me fix it myselfImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To fix this problem, use one of the following methods:
Method 1Use the Repair option for Windows Live Essentials in Programs and Features in Control Panel.
Method 2Regenerate the registry key to inform Windows Live Photo Download Wizard which version of Windows Live Photo Gallery you are running. To do this, follow these steps:
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Article ID: 2009298 - Last Review: September 6, 2012 - Revision: 14.0