Windows Live Essentials Availability

Summary:

1. Windows Live Essentials Version 2009 programs

  • Mail
  • Messenger
  • Photo Gallery
  • Writer
  • Movie Maker (only availale on Vista or Windows 7)
  • Family Safety
  • Toolbar

2. Optional Programs

  • Office Outlook Connector(version 12.1)
  • Office Outlook Hotmail Connector beta(version 14 – use with 32bit and 64bit Office Outlook 2010 beta)
  • Office Live Add-in
  • Microsoft Silverlight

3.  Links for the Release Notes, System Requirements, English Language Full and Web Installer version(s)and comments/suggestions.

Links:

Release Notes  (recommended reading)

System Requirements (recommended reading)

Full Version Installer (my preference) – English Language version

Web Version Installer– English Language Version

Note: To obtain the installer in another language(ensure you copy the above link, paste in your browser address bar, and then replace the ‘en’ specifier with your specific language code

Comments/Suggestions:

1. Read the Release Notes

2. Ensure your system meets the System requirements

3. Always Backup your mail, contacts and account settings before installing new/updated software

4.  ***Use*** the Full Version installer(my preference, yours may differ)

Revision:

Dec 15, 2008: Original Published Date

Jan 10, 2009:  Beta term removed from title(full release versions as of Jan 7, 2009); Movie Maker still a beta

Feb 15, 2009:  Revised due to update to Live Essential programs and new build numbers released on Feb 12, 2009

July 20, 2009: Corrections for typo and punctuation

Sept 1, 2009:  Updated for Windows Live Movie Maker public availability on Aug 18, 2009

March 12, 2010:  Added Outlook Hotmail Connector beta version 14 (recommended for use with Outlook 2010)

Jan 28, 2012: Updated links, content and tags

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