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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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

Installer will not start


What was not tested

Nothing could be tested, as installer would not start.

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Additional Comments

I installed my copy of Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" inside Windows via Wubi, so I have an advantage of having my Windows C: drive mounted as the "/host" folder in Ubuntu. From "/host/Windows/System32", I can steal all the DLLs that "wlsetup-web.exe" complains that it's missing, and paste them into my Wine's C: drive. Unfortunately, the efforts are all for naught. Wine's next complaint about "wlsetup-web.exe" is that: fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x70b39a81, 0x70bbf240, {75638a28-e9ed-42b2-9f8f-c2b1f89cf5ee}, 1, 0x32fd00, (null), (null), 0x70bbf248,) wine: Call from 0x68343828 to unimplemented function ntdll.dll.RtlInitializeSRWLock, aborting err:module:attach_process_dlls "ncrypt.dll" failed to initialize, aborting err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\home\\brandon\\Downloads\\wlsetup-web.exe" failed, status 80000100 I believe Windows Live Essentials, and the programs contained therein, have Microsoft-exclusive code in them that Wine apparently cannot understand, interpret, or execute, unless there's a Winetrick that can be used to fix this.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 15 20111.2.3No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 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 Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer doesn't show any options on the first screen (support for BCM_GETIDEALSIZE needed, ideal width and height for a specified button) CLOSED FIXED View
25134 Windows Live Essentials 2011 refuses to install without native .NET CLOSED DUPLICATE View
25153 Windows Live Essentials beta (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 kernel32.dll.InitOnceExecuteOnce needed for several MS installer (Office2013 / Windows Essentials 2012 / .NET Framework 4.5 / Skydrive / ARM Applications) CLOSED FIXED View
34216 Windows Live installer cannot proceed without IE CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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