Live Products Install Woes Solved

I wanted to try the new Live Messenger 8.5. Live Mail and Live Writer 2 and so downloaded all of them. However, the installation didn't complete - actually it just died silently each time i would start the same.

a fix was available on liveside.com (one that worked for me) and there seems to be an official fix for this:

http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!D85741BB5E0BE8AA!1368.entry

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Vasudev said…
Yes, the same thing happened with me while installing WL writer. And i had reported the bug and promptly got the reply also from MS connect team.This was before the solution was posted on live side.
And i am posting the same here:
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"Hello,
We're sorry that you ran into this issue. We are will have this bug fixed in our next Beta. In the meantime, could you try the following workaround?

*** This will uninstall all existing Windows Live Beta Products from your machine ***

After you run this script, you'll need to reinstall any of the Betas that you'd like to use.

1. Download this file: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/3/0/23036331-516d-4c7e-b9ac-31554a2fec06/WL-Beta-remove.zip

2. When prompted, click “Save” to save the ZIP file to your desktop

3. Go to your desktop and open “WL-Beta-remove.zip”

4. Extract all the files to your desktop (this should create a folder “WL-Beta-Remove” on your desktop)

5. Go to your desktop and open “WL-Beta-remove” (there should be a file named “WL-Beta-Remove.cmd” in the folder)

6. Double-click on the file “WL-Beta-Remove.cmd

7. If prompted by the Open File – Security Warning, click “Run” (after clicking “Run” a window will open and you will see commands running in that Window, when the commands are finished the window will automatically close).

8. Go to http://get.live.com/betas/writer_betas and install Writer and other Windows Live Beta applications again

Best,

Charles (MSFT)

Posted by Microsoft on 6/7/2007 at 4:19 PM"
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So the point to be noted here is it'll uninstall all the Live beta products.

But, what i did was, tried another ver. of the same and it installed, as i came to know that it may be happening due to some language version issue and posted about it also:
compared the 2 installers of WL writer:
(1) Earlier one :
File version : 12.0.1202.516
other version information:
File version :12.0.1202.0516
language :English (United States)
Product version:12.0.1202.0516
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(2) The download that worked:
File version : 12.0.1202.516
other version information:
File version :12.0.1157.0426 (Here its different)
language:Language Neutral
Product version:12.0.1157.0426

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