Win Liv Mess update fails due to Live Writer


  • cannot get wlm to update.  it runs to 100% then rolls back saying live writer cannot be removed.  When I try to remove writer using windows I get the message:

    This patch package could not be opened.  Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package.

    the sub wlw entry (ad/remove) does seem to remove from the list but shows up again at reboot.  have removed all live writer refs from registry.
    build number from wlw is 12.0.1370.0325.

    this problem occurs on win xp home edition sp3.  win xp pro on another machine installed no problem.
    thank you for any help/advice you may have to resolve this problem

    Thursday, April 09, 2009 9:26 AM


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  • Try using this program to uninstall Windows Live Writer:
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    • Marked as answer by RasputinSr Friday, April 10, 2009 6:46 PM
    Friday, April 10, 2009 5:47 PM
  • hey brandon, not sure if i have the correct window but thanks for the answer.  update performed correctly after running your suggested util.  when downloading it, i discovered i had a copy of this util from 2006! not only had i forgotten about this util but even what is used for!  anyhow sure thank you for your help.  have been fighting with this problem for weeks.
    Friday, April 10, 2009 6:56 PM