Windows Live Essentials Offline Installer

Introduction
The current Windows Live Essentials 14.0.8117.0416 you can get by downloading the online installer from the official website. The installation files of all the components are downloaded during this setup. You might want to store these component files like Windows Live Messenger for offline installations for some reason. In this post I will describe my short analysis on how you can retrieve these installations for offline usage and maybe automate this information retrieval. Finally I will provide actual download links of both WLE and WLM from the official download site.

Windows Live Essentials Watcher Page
Before I continue with the analysis I just want to mention that you can find a complete list of all the available Windows Live Essentials components on the Windows Live Essentials Watcher Page. I will try to update the page with more older and newer versions when they come available.

Analysis
After analyzing the setup log of the online installer of Windows Live Essentials (version 14.0.8117.0416) I managed to extract some interesting information about the whole procedure the installer uses to download all the components. The location of the setup logs is dependent on the operating system you are on. The paths per operating system should normally be:

On XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\WLSetup\Logs

On Vista/7:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\WLSetup\Logs

Furthermore, all the components that are downloaded by the setup are read from a XML catalog file. See here the catalog file for the current English version 14.0.8117.0416 that is used.

The downloaded components have the following link structure

http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/../../../ID/LANG/FILE

which is generally used for all the language versions.

If you want to backup your current and/or future versions of Windows Live, then you can find the downloaded files after the installation is done in the following cache directory:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Live\.cache

Official Windows Live Essentials 14.0.8117.0416 offline setup

Download Windows Live Essentials 14.0.8117.0416 (134MB)

  • Size: 141.399.376 bytes (134 MB)
  • MD5 hash: 4f079107f0d6fa1921f8a2f989864ac4

Download Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8117.0416 (23.9 MB)

  • Size: 25.148.416 bytes (23.9 MB)
  • MD5 hash: 819ff00b35959f5100ff787ef9484936 (MSI file inside the downloaded cab)

Official Windows Live Essentials 14.0.8089.726 offline setup

Download Windows Live Essentials 14.0.8089.726 (135MB)

  • Size: 141.402.440 bytes (135 MB)
  • MD5 hash: 0ff7f12bb44f91cad117632e3edd13ae

I also found out that there exists the same version of this full setup but with another file size from the official website. It seems older, and it is very strange that the version is exactly the same. Anyway, you can find it here (Size: 141.394.760 bytes – MD5 hash: 7a9f0e19f9d7ac193c8efd9d7f351b4a). The WLM cab is not downloadable from the same folder.

Download Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8089.726 (24.0 MB)

  • Size: 25.240.576 bytes (24.0 MB)
  • MD5 hash: 500e43ce39cede387e263ed886d24a74 (MSI file inside the downloaded cab)

Other seperate components – Windows Live Essentials version 14.0.8117.0416
Download Family Safety (x86)
Download Junk mail filter update
Download Microsoft Application Error Reporting (x86)
Download Microsoft Application Error Reporting (x64)
Download Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack
Download Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime Native
Download Microsoft Sync Framework Services Native
Download Microsoft Choice Gard
Download Microsoft Office Outlook Live Add-in
Download Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Download Toolbar
Download WLXSuite
Download Windows Live Movie Maker
Download Windows Live Communications Platform
Download Windows Live Call
Download Windows Live Upload Tool
Download Windows Live Sign-in Assistant / Windows Live Login Browser Helper Object
Download Windows Live Sync
Download Windows Live Writer
Download Windows Live Mail
Download Windows Photo Gallery

Requirements:
Download .NET Framework
Download DirectX (x86)
Download DirectX (x64)
Download Windows Imaging Component
Download Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (Vista – x86)
Download Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (Vista – x86)
Download Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (Vista – x64)
Download Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime (MSVCRT)
Download Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition 3.1
Download Microsoft Silverlight
Download Segoe Font

Other seperate components – Windows Live Essentials version 14.0.8089.726
Download Family Safety (x86)
Download Junk mail filter update
Download Microsoft Application Error Reporting (x86)
Download Microsoft Application Error Reporting (x64)
Download Microsoft Search Enhancement Pack
Download Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime Native
Download Microsoft Sync Framework Services Native
Download Microsoft Choice Gard
Download Microsoft Office Outlook Live Add-in
Download Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Download Toolbar
Download WLXSuite
Download Windows Live Movie Maker
Download Windows Live Communications Platform
Download Windows Live Call
Download Windows Live Upload Tool
Download Windows Live Sign-in Assistant / Windows Live Login Browser Helper Object
Download Windows Live Sync
Download Windows Live Writer
Download Windows Live Mail
Download Windows Photo Gallery

Requirements:
Download .NET Framework
Download DirectX (x86)
Download DirectX (x64)
Download Windows Imaging Component
Download Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (Vista – x86)
Download Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (Vista – x86)
Download Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (Vista – x64)
Download Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime (MSVCRT)
Download Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition 3.1
Download Microsoft Silverlight
Download Segoe Font

Update
The most recent full Windows Live Essentials Standalone Installer can also be downloaded from the link below. I also provided the Windows Live Essentials 2010 Beta link.

Windows Live Essentials 2009 – Wave 3 (most recent version)
Windows Live Essentials 2010 Beta – Wave 4 (most recent version)

http://g.live.com/1rewlive3/en/wlsetup-all.exe

7 thoughts on “Windows Live Essentials Offline Installer”

  1. Wow thanks, this is just what I needed as i’ve got 50+ machines using 33k dialup that I needed to update Messenger on and i’d swamp the system if I let them update theirselves

  2. I cannot install Windows Live Messanger. When I try to download it or when I try to open the website of “Microsoft” I get that “The page cannot be displayed”. I cannot even ask a question from Windows Live team. I am using Windows XP with server pack 2. Please tell me the solution to this problem

  3. Hi

    I am an amateur but I have an important message to Microsoft and Windows 7 dev. team.

    One of the biggest nuisances of Windows are the countless error messages when installing and uninstalling programs. I also have Mac and the error never occurs.

    The problem is often Windows 7 registration keys locks due to errors by missing userrights. There must be a bug in Windows 7 that makes registry keys [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Installer \ Products \]) extremely vulnerable.

    It must be possible for Microsoft to modify Windows so that it becomes more stable, and avoid error codes at the installation and uninstalling of programs eg. windows live (Error 0x80190197)

    I’m not saying Microsoft have to do as Apple, but you have to take the best from others and implement it in Windows, so that users get the best and most problem free computing experience.

    Otherwise I am happy about Windows and think Microsoft is doing a good job

    Sincerely,

  4. Please somebody help me uninstall this version of Windows Live Messenger. Too many problems with webcam

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