Windows Live Unplugged!


  • As of Nov. 6th 2007 Windows Live Mail exited beta testing and was released for public use for Vista and Windows XPSP2.
  • The content below provides information on Windows Live Mail and other Live applications


What: (Version Numbers for the 2008 released applications  as of Nov-6-2007)

Windows Live Application Released Build Number
Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606
Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1302.1018
Windows Live Photo Gallery 12.0.1308.1023
Windows Live Writer 12.0.1366.1026
Windows Live Sign-In Assistant 4.200.514.2

Where: (Hot Links for additional information – Overview. Features, System Requirements, and Download)

    1. Windows Live Mail
    2. Windows Live Messenger
    3. Windows Live Photo Gallery
    4. Windows Live Writer
    5. Windows Live Sign-In Assistant – included in Windows Live Mail or Live Messenger or the unified installer
    6. Get Live – Unified Installer for multiple applications (Get.Live.Com)
  • Note: The ‘Get Live’ link, once loaded, has an option to choose which application(s) to install and will also be the portal for future released Live applications


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Coming soon….more Windows Live Unplugged! Hotmail, and MSN articles



November 22, 2007: Original Published Date

May 23, 2008: Windows Live Tags Added

Oct 29, 2010: Updated for Word Press tags

June 9, 2014: Updated picture due to MSFT removing LiveSpaces redirect; Removal of obsolete Windows Live Tags.

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