wlsetup-all-en_USSupport for Windows XP from Microsoft has long since ended, and although Windows Update still kind of works (you have to run the “Express” option a few times, and install Microsoft Update, before “Custom” works), attempts to install Windows Live Essentials fail miserably with the cryptic error message “OnCatalogResult: 0x80190194”.
Downloading the installer manually was suggested on a few sites, however, downloading and running wlsetup-web.exe from Microsoft gave me the same error message on install. Cue the offline installer. However, the previous links to download the offline installer, such as http://g.live.com/1rewlive3/en/wlsetup-all.exe, are now dead. The Internet Archive came to the rescue, and I was able to download it from there.
I’ve archived my copy of it here, for future reference. Feel free to grab it, or use the archive.
Someone asked be about the version for Windows Vista. I personally haven’t tried these, as I don’t run Windows Vista anywhere, but the latest version of Windows Essentials, 16.4.3528.0331, is available here:
English (United States) ==> (local archive)
English (United Kingdom) ==> (local archive)
thanks this worked perfectly
Thank sir, my god bless you -)
do you know where I can find the french version ??
thanks a lot
I just replaced “en” with “fr” in the link (http://g.live.com/1rewlive3/en/wlsetup-all.exe), then searched archive.org for that file.
Here you go 🙂
hello bolt hope your well.. can you tell me if this will work with windows vista home basic 32-bit 2007, am trying to download windows live Essentials but am not right sure in which version to get it so it works for mine, am not right good with computers and stuff, kind regards paul
Hey Paul. I’ve never tried this on Vista, I’m afraid, but there’s no harm in giving it a shot.
I think Vista might want the 2012 version, available here: http://web.archive.org/web/20170112124505/http:/wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/C/1/B/C1BA42D6-6A50-4A4A-90E5-FA9347E9360C/en/wlsetup-all.exe
Thanks a lot, i’ve tried some installers but only this works! 🙂
Thanks very much – this allowed me to get Windows Live Mail installed on a Windows XP machine.
Thanks bro the links works fine.
thanks so much your link helps 😀
porfavor podes poner qindows live en españopara windoes xp 32 bist sirvcio pk3
Since you’re taking the liberty of speaking to me in your native language, I’ll reply in kind 🙂
Det er ikke vanskelig å finne linker til disse filene. Jeg forklarte det i kommentaren min til han som ønsket den franske versjonen. Du erstatter ganske enkelt språkkoden i linken med koden til ditt eget språk, så virker det. Her er den spanske:
Tank you bolt, good bless you amigo
Thanks bolt 🙂
Working perfectly in Spanish (v14.0.8117.416)
Thanks. You did a favor to me.
Great thing you did, Bolt! Thanks a million!
Really you are great!
Thank you heaps 🙂
thanks a lot!
hola donde descargo el archivo soy de chile, te lo agradeceria mucho
Just to be kind, I tried using Google Translate on your message, but it didn’t come out very well:
“hello where you downloaded the file I am chile , we would greatly appreciate it”
I’m going to have to ask you to translate to a language I understand. The one the entire blog is written in might be a reasonable choice. You don’t see me posting everywhere in Norwegian assuming everyone understands. Please extend me that same courtesy.
Also, if you are asking because you want the executable in a language other than the ones provided, please see this comment for instructions.
novo site para baixar o instalador off line do windows live: http://windows.microsoft.com/pt-br/windows-live/essentials-install-offline-faq
Firstly, please communicate in English. This blog is in English.
Secondly, the download links for XP on that page are dead.
thanks jhero, i was able to download spanish version from your link! (despite having been written in portuguese, wich i don’t understand). Don’t be such an asshole bolt. Most likely, he doesn’t speak english.
If you’re right, which I assume you think you are, he can’t read your reply.
Seriously, this is what Google Translate is for.
When I communicate on German forums about my German motorcycle (I don’t know German), I still speak German, using some effort going back and forth on the translator to see if what I say makes sense. I’m not superhuman. This isn’t rocket surgery.
sorry I dont’ see the files for essentials 2009 for windows 7
Windows XP is mentioned in the topic for a reason. This post is about Windows XP.
Live Essentials for Windows 7 is still available from Windows Update.
Here is alternate location for the download link
Sorry Joe, link no longer opening!
Hi, (sorry i don’t speak english, but i try) why don’t try to change the name of the download? maybe to much easy to run… or create another mirror… is just a suggest, some i see in other pages…
This was a godsend. Thanks.
Like ‘The King'(ELVIS) You Rrrrrrock!!!!
Hunka-Hunka Burnin’ Love!!
thank you !
THANK You, I really appreciate that
WORKED…!! Thanks man!!!
How to install it on Windows Server 2003?
THANKS MAN you saved me so harddddddddddddd
Hi thanks however I get a wlsetup.exe is not a valid win32 application on an Xp machine?
You’re supposed to download wlsetup-all.exe, not wlsetup.exe
Also, make sure you get the entire thing. Your error sounds like what you’d get from an incomplete executable.
superb, thanks very much 🙂
Don’t know who you are – but thanks!!
Thanks so SO much
la version française fonctionne parfaitement
Do you know where I can find the Spanish version ?? offline and whether it can be for Windows Vista Or me also serves XP
thank you very much.
There are already two comments explaining how to get the Spanish version, and there’s even a direct link in one of them:
Problem solved, thank you so much.
thanx for the link. worked like a champ.
Thank you so much! I tried your link and worked! 🙂
Awesome. Really helpful!
You saved me…thanks
have you got the italian version too?
THANK U THANK U – Did the trick I downloaded from your here and ran it and all was now happiness!!
My 82 yr old friend wanted skype on this XP machine I just refurbished and set up for him . Put a samsung 850 EVO 120 G ssd in – boots in a min. U didnt need to know any of that just thought I would share it!
Thanks for this!
Greetz from Sweden
Thank you! New HD, installed win7, lost win live gallery. I really like the import features, simple, photos are separated and grouped by date and duration during the import. I have struggle to find a photo import that did not tag everything on the flash drive the same. Glad to have this simple program back. Thank you!
Some of the previous links in this thread work and some do not. Here are some Internet Archive links that worked today. Where there are two URLs for a language, the first one redirects to the second. If you copy and paste the second link into your browser you should get a direct download of the Windows Live (Windows Essentials 2012) installer file in that language.
I included the first links for those interested to see how they are related to the links that actually deliver the files. The Archive is a fabulous resource but how it works in this case is not at all clear to me. Sorry the language selection is so Eurocentric; I could only spend so many hours diddling with it. Thanks to bolt for helping out many people with this thread!
Thank you for posting the link…it works wonderfully in updated XP Home.
No 32bit error with this download, unlike other links.
do you know where I can find the polish version Windows Live Essentials on Windows-XP ??
Thanks a lot
You know your country code is PL?
You see the others replacing the country code in the URL to get their language?
The polish version is at:
Thanks, works like a charm
Hey, I have Windows XP PRO x64 edition, and i get the error: os_check: 0x80280004
I tried this windows xp pro 32-bit and it works.
the program should just run under 32-bit mode like it does with every other OS, can you help me?
is it that Windows XP x64 is based off of windows server 2003 x64? is there a way to get it working?
According to this blog post you have to extract the installers for each individual program after installing the Live Essentials on a supported machine. Apparently it was never published for XP x64. Who uses that anyway? 😀
TYTYTYTYTY woo hoo now working on Win 10, Thank you
Bolt:”I think Vista might want the 2012 version, available here: http://web.archive.org/web/20170112124505/http:/wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/C/1/B/C1BA42D6-6A50-4A4A-90E5-FA9347E9360C/en/wlsetup-all.exe”
Hi Bolt, thanks for this helpful blog.
The trick about change the “en” suffix doesn`t work for “it”: Windows Live Essential 2012 (Vista) isn`t avaible for other language then ENG?
Give this a shot maybe?
Thank you Maestro, it’s really working link.
Your blog is incredibly valid nowadays!!!
i have an xp doesnt work hace 32 bit software on it
You’d have to provide a few more details than “doesn’t work”. Does it sit on the couch all day? Does it demand more money?
Brilliant! After WLM 2009 suddenly stopped on my windows 10 64-bit desktop, nothing would bring it back – until I downloaded your offline installer. All back to normal! Works perfectly with W10, no compatibility issues.
Thank you SO MUCH!