I mostly write my blog offline. I use ScribeFire for Firefox to write and edit posts offline, but I wanted to upgrade to Windows Live Writer (WLW) as it is without doubt the best offline blog editor with a lot of wonderful plugins available. I had WLW installed a few months ago and I had posted a few posts on Ghalibana with it, but then my PC got cracked and I had to format it. Now, as I am trying to install WLW again, it is really getting a frustrating job.
I have XP. WLW does not support XP as such. We need to install a new version of windows installer to use WLW with XP. I have that installer installed previously, so that is not a problem. The problem is Windows gives only a small setup file that fetches and installs WLW directly from internet. It takes a lot of time with my slow network. Firstly, I had a powercut while I was in the middle of the installation process. For the second time, I started the installation around and midnight and went to sleep. My net is extremely slow. I knew it would take at least a couple of hours to do with the complete installation, so I went to sleep. It got installed; I just woke up from sleep and switched off the computer without even checking if it is working or not, and now this morning when I tried it, it is not working. It says: “Windows Live Writer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed.”
Now when I am trying to uninstall the program to reinstall it again, I cannot found the link in Control Panel >> Add/Remove Program. There is a link for Windows Live Essentials, but it is not working too. When I am trying to reinstall it, it says it is already installed on your PC, so I am just left frustrated.
WLW is an excellent program. I want it on my PC, and I am not able to install it. What shall I do??
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