If you love your Windows PC and like Microsoft branded applications you can never miss on the Windows Live Essential suite of applications. To introduce it generously, Windows Live Essentials is Windows’ counterpart of Apple iLife suite of applications.
Windows Live Essentials consists of the most popular Microsoft branded applications : Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Messenger, Windows Live Writer, Windows Sync and Family Safety. Not being such an avid Microsoft enthusiast myself, I do not make much use of all these applications frequently. But Windows Live Write is an amazing product which can never be missed by any regular blogger.
To install the complete suite for Windows Live Essentials, users usually have to download this online web installer [around 1 MB in size] which in-turn downloads the installer files for all these applications [around 130-220 MB in size]. Since these applications do not get updates so frequently [once a year maybe], it does make sense to download a standalone full offline installer for the complete suite, which you can later use to install on multiple PCs. Once you download the offline installer, you can always select to install only those applications which you need and leave off the rest.
Direct Download Links for Full Offline Standalone Installer for Windows Live Essentials/Windows Live Writer
My two-cents : Windows Live Essential 2012 installer is pretty buggy and erratic, unless you have all the latest updates installed on your Windows PC. So, it’s a better idea to go ahead and download 2011 installer, which installs smoothly and without any issues.