I recently formatted my laptop and reinstalled Windows 7 - Professional. Amongst other tools I have on each of my computers is Windows Live Writer. Re-installing WLW(I discovered version 14 has been released and trying to launch it, I ran into problems inserting a youtube video link.

The error (below) only happened when I tried inserting a video, via the usual video icon >> video from the web; after which I usually paste the youtube link in the Video web address box.

The error is als follows:



Error starts: --------------------

Description:   Windows Live Writer has encountered a problem: Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to interface type 'WindowsLive.Writer.Interop.Com.IViewObject'. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID '{0000010D-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}' failed due to the following error: No such interface supported (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004002 (E_NOINTERFACE)).

Problem signature:   Problem Event Name: WindowsLiveWriter   Problem Signature 01: ValidateSelection   Problem Signature 02: 58   Problem Signature 03: System.InvalidCastException   Problem Signature 04: 14.0.8117.416   Problem Signature 05: 2.0.50727.4971   Problem Signature 06: Windows Live Writer   OS Version: 6.1.7600.   Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:   LCID: 1033

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I searched online for a solution for a continuous 24-hours. Solutions / proposals to resolve such issues didnt help. I searched further, until I found info that let me to uninstalled Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Essentials, etc., and then downloaded a standalone version of Windows Live Writer 2011 - which has been working since.

Please if have experienced such an error(above) or you have a better solution apart from using a standalone version, kindly leave a comment.


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0 #1 lehenryjr 2012-10-30 01:09
Internet Explorer is a requirement of Windows Live Writer. Although, it's not listed as a requirement on the Windows Live specifications; it's required.
And Windows Live Writer relies heavily on it to be able to do the theme detection, HTML rendering and the page preview. Not having a current version will keep Windows Live Writer from starting, or producing weird errors.

Even if you're not using Internet Explorer as your DEFAULT browser, it has to be updated.


You should ensure you do a 'system update' and download the latest version [barf/vomit] of Internet Explorer on to your system.
Link to Microsoft to install Internet Explorer…

I hope this helps...


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