I faced some tough issues trying to install Windows Live Essentials. Even more so it feels good to blog as I haven’t written an entry in over a month. I have a lot of good stuff coming in the next few days. I got an error when executing the wlsetup-web.exe available from the live.com site. You can also use the offline installer which is available here.
So the error I was getting said Bad Image, something along the lines that c:windowssystem32wer.dll (Windows Error Reporting), had some kind of issue. This is related to a corrupt DLL.
I needed to ensure that the “Windows Modules Installer” service was started. Then I opened up a command prompt as administrator and ran the following cmd.
This took a few minutes to run. Then I was able to launch the installer. However the installer informed me that I had to uninstaller Windows Live Mesh Beta (2009). This was rather difficult. I ran the uninstall several times, but the Live Essentials installer was still complaining that it was installed. I wound up searching through the entire registry for any key called “Live Mesh” and deleted them.
After this, I was able to successfully install. A quick reboot and here I am writing this blog entry in Windows Live Writer 2011.