The Right Live Writer on Windows 10

Having performed a clean install of Windows 10, I wanted to re-install Microsoft Live Writer.  I’ve never found anything within which it is easier and quicker to create and edit blog entries, and editing offline was an essential requirement for me.

Note that when you search for Windows Live Writer you’ll get 2 hits, the top hit may not be the one you want.  Make sure that you download Windows Essentials 2012.  The installer splash screen looks like this:


Do not try to download Windows Live Writer from the Download Center.  The installer will fail with an error: OnCatalogResult: 0x80190194. Confusingly, both downloads are named wl-setupweb.exe.


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