Windows LIVE Writer Offline Installation Conundrum

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Qwertius, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Qwertius

    Qwertius MDL Novice

    Jul 28, 2013
    #1 Qwertius, Jul 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
    Hello MDL members.

    I am hoping that someone who is clever with computer programs may be able to suggest a way to get around a peculiar problem I am having with the OFFLINE edition of Windows 'LIVE Writer'.

    The problem is this : While MS claims that you can use this program 'offline' to work on your blog layout etc, it actually requires an internet connection to complete the installation.

    And that is where the whole thing falls over for me.

    The reason being : that I have no intention of ever putting my PC onto the net.

    Consequently : I am unable to complete the installation.

    In fact the program's installer actually grinds to a halt if an internet connection is not made.

    Needless to say : this has had me going around in circles for weeks : trying to find a way around this problem......

    So if someone would be kind enough to suggest a regedit hack or some other work~around that will allow me to complete the installation : then please share your knowledge or advice.

    I for one : will be most grateful.