I’m running Vista 64-bit so tried to install Live Writer a while back and got the following error
From what I’ve read it’s to do with the unified Live installer and not Live Writer
I’ve seen a couple of blog posts that mention if you can get the MSI file you can install it ok. Most of these posts had a link to a german site that has the file on it. I wasn’t too keen to download an MSI file from a site I knew nothing about so decided against that.
Another post suggested installing Live Writer on a 32-bit system and copy the MSI from there. I tried that and couldn’t find the MSI so that was scuppered
So I thought I’d try something obvious – what did I have to lose?
Download the installer file (WLInstaller.exe) from the Live Writer site, right click on the file and click properties then click the compatibility tab
Put the tick in the box to run in compatibility mode and click ok
Then run the program as an administrator and it should work!
I’m posting this on my Vista 64-bit system from Live Writer so it worked for me!
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