Windows Live Essentials

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This is the first version to drop support for Windows XP.

Application Details:

Version: Wave 4 (15.x.x?)
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.3

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The installer won't start.


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Additional Comments

It's trying to load two DLLs that aren't implemented in Wine (yet), wer.dll and rstrtmgr.dll. (The beta was used for this test)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 15 20111.2.3No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 02 20101.2-rc5No Not installable GarbageA Wine user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23473 Windows Live Essentials wave 4 beta installer won't start - wer.dll and rstrtmgr.dll not found CLOSED FIXED View
24246 Windows Live Essentials Beta installer needs kernel32.GetThreadUILanguage CLOSED FIXED View
24247 Windows Live Essentials Beta (wlsetup-webc.exe) fails to install programs CLOSED ABANDONED View
24623 Multiple applications are missing buttons in user interface (support for common control BCM_GETIDEALSIZE message needed)(Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer, foobar2000) CLOSED FIXED View
25134 Windows Live Essentials 2011 refuses to install with Mono 2.6, reporting 'Windows Live Essentials requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.' CLOSED DUPLICATE View
25153 Windows Live Essentials Beta 2011 (webc variant) doesn't detect .NET Framework 3.0 installation (Mono/Registry) CLOSED FIXED View
29589 Interface corruption in the Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer CLOSED FIXED View
29703 Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer wants wer.dll.WerReportSetUIOption CLOSED FIXED View
31487 Multiple applications and installers crash on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.InitOnceExecuteOnce (MS Office 2013, Windows Live Essentials 2012, .NET Framework 4.5, Skydrive, Adobe Lightroom, WinRT/ARM Applications) CLOSED FIXED View
34216 Windows Live installer cannot proceed without IE CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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