How To Download The Offline Installer For Windows Live Essentials 2011

offline installer for windows live essentials 2011A groovy reader recently wrote in:

“Mrgroove, I am trying to install Windows Live Essentials 2011 but I do not have internet at my house.  I tried to download it from your link here and save it to a disk so I could install it later, but it just launches an updater.  How do I directly download it so I can install it on a computer that doesn’t have internet access? –JJ

JJ, Excellent Question!  When you attempt to download Windows Live Essentials 2011 through the normal channels, Microsoft only provides a link to wl-setup.exe.  This file is only 1 MB in size and obviously isn’t the full package, it is actually just an installer that downloads the suite for you.  Like JJ said, the problem is that you can’t install anything using wl-setup.exe unless the computer you are working on has an Internet connection, and hopefully a high-speed one at that.

To get around this you will need to download the full installer, which includes the entire suite in one setup file; we’ll call this the Offline Installer.  The tricky part is that Microsoft doesn’t provide an obvious link to the offline installer, but we have one right here:

Download the Live Essentials 2011 Offline Installer

As of now, the offline installer is 209 MB in size and is only distributed officially through the above link.

download wlsetup=all.exe

Just like with the normal installer, you’ll still be able to choose which programs you’d like to installer, but you won’t have to download them after choosing.

install windows live essentials

That’s all! Now, you can install Windows Live Essentials 2011 using the wlsetup-all.exe file and you won’t even need the Internet to do it.



  1. chewbie

    February 1, 2011 at 2:25 am

    wow! this is definitely helpful for those – ‘I just set up a new pc but the owners don’t have an internet connection set up in their home yet’ situations that I seem to run into more often than not.

    Thanks a lot for this groovy resource!

    • MrGroove

      February 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

      Np, & thnx for the feedback

  2. Akash Mishra

    March 3, 2011 at 10:03 am

    yeah, its awesome i thank you all it was very useful for me i have very slow internet connection at home about 10kbps so, i downloaded it from an hi speed connection and then installed on my computer yeah its awesome

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    December 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

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  4. Mark Nett

    January 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Your link to download helped me a lot.When I tried the online installer my download has been interrupted due to latency issue & the installation for cancelled.I used Downloading software to download offline installer.Thanks Again

  5. JonnnyTrou8le

    January 29, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Thanks was really helpful.

  6. Robert

    March 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Link is now broken or non-responsive. Is there an update?

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