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Windows Live Writer

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  • Version: 14.0.8092.0805
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

Windows Live Writer makes blogging a breeze. You can add photos and videos, format everything just so, and publish to most blogging services. Note that clicking "Download" means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. Additional details below.

  • Windows Live Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on almost any blog service. With Writer, you can preview everything you’re adding to your blog, and see exactly how the fonts, spacing, colors, and images will look, before you publish. It's fast and easy to make photos and videos look great on your blog. You can even create a photo album—just select the style you want and Writer takes care of the rest. Writer is already packed with useful features, but if you like to tinker, there are all sorts of plug-ins you can add to help you do even more.
    Windows Live Writer is part of Windows Live Essentials, which includes Windows Live Messenger, Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Family Safety, Toolbar, and Movie Maker, plus Outlook Connector, Office Live Add-in, and Microsoft Silverlight.
    Note: Clicking Download means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. The download may include updates to Windows Live programs you already have. You’ll get updates to these and other Microsoft programs from Microsoft Update. This software may also download and install some updates automatically. Learn more


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

  • Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008.
    Note: Windows Live Movie Maker is not supported on Windows XP.

    Processor: 1 GHz or higher for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 800 MHz or higher for Windows XP.

    Memory: 512 MB of RAM for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 128 MB (256 MB or more recommended) for Windows XP.

    Resolution: Minimum 1024 x 768

    Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.

    Browser: Windows Live Toolbar requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, or Internet Explorer 8.

    Graphics or video card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a video card that supports DirectX 9.0 or higher, and Shader Model 2.0 or higher.

    Additional requirements: The following component is needed for Windows Live Writer, and may be installed for you if it is not already on your computer:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher*

    * Not required when installing on Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

    To install or uninstall Windows Live products, you must have administrator rights on the computer.

Installation Instructions

    1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or select a different language from the Change language drop-down list and click Change.
    2. Where you see a company or publisher listed in a security message, make sure the company name is Microsoft Corporation. If so, then it is safe to click Run, Continue, or Allow.
    3. The installer will open. Select the programs you want to install*, and then click Next.
      *Previously installed Windows Live programs will also be updated if you don't have the latest versions installed yet.
    4. Sit back and relax, or do other things on your computer while you wait. Installation shouldn't take more than a few minutes on a broadband connection.
    5. When it's done, you'll find your new programs in the Windows Live folder on the Windows Start menu.

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