Windows Live Writer Released

I guess this is good news, but I am not so eager as I once was about this product. While I think the product itself is absolutely fantastic, the installer experience of Beta 3 left a very sour taste. I still have the same issues with the unified installed which won't work behind a corporate environment, but at least my default IE search provider is no longer overwritten when I specifically ask it not to. It is still rude that the "option" is selected by default, like I must have become bored of the search provider I had previously configured. Oh well, can't have it all.

Now I just need to figure out where to get the standalone installer for WLW so I can use it at work. After installing via the unified installer on my laptop, the registry indicates that the msi is C:\Program Files\Common Files\WindowsLiveInstaller\MsiSources\Install_{9176251A-4CC1-4DDB-B343-B487195EB397}.msi, but executing that directly asks for the .Net framework. Still, it might work on my work machine.

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