Windows Live Writer installation error 0x80004005 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been trying to install the latest beta release of Windows Live Writer (5025) however upon running the WL installer, when it hits Windows Live Writer it immediately jumps to 50%, quickly goes to 100% and then fails.  The error code is 0x80004005 and the help on it says virtually nothing.

    I've searched for this error code in the forums.  Am I missing something?  I've currently got the last tech preview installed.
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 3:51 PM

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  • Hi la_bruin,

        Sorry for this unfortunate situation, please try uninstalling the Tech Preview, and re running the Windows Live Installer.  We have heard about this a really really limited number of time and are trying to get an inhouse repro. 

    Thanks again for using Writer!
    Monday, October 6, 2008 5:19 PM
  • I have the same problem only much much worse. I tried installing the latest Beta version of Windows Live writer and just like la_bruin it jumps to 50% then 100% then gives me the error 0x80004005. Only in my case it used about 5Gb of hard drive space which was all the space I had left on the drive.

     So foolishly thinking that perhaps it just needed a bit more space, I cleared some stuff off my drive and managed to free up about 3 more gigs. Then when I tried again, it once more completely filled my hard drive, and then it gave me the error message again. I have been searching for any unusually large files on my drive but have had no luck. So now my question is, how do I clear the nearly 8Gbs of hard drive space that Windows Live Writer stole?

    Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:07 AM
  • I'm sorry that you're experiencing this problem.  We don't have an answer for you at this time but wanted to let you know that we're looking into this.

    Becky Pezely, Windows Live Writer
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:28 AM