Windows Live Essentials 2009 Application Version Numbers

Summary:

  • Latest Version numbers as of May 12, 2010
  • Last planned update for Windows Live Essentials 2009 (Wave 3)
  • Last version to support Windows XP
  • This version is also referred to as Windows Live Essentials 2009 QFE3
  1. Windows Live Installer – 14.0.8117.416
  2. Windows Live Mail – 14.0.8117.0416
  3. Windows Live Messenger – 14.0.8117.416
  4. Windows Live Photo Gallery – 14.0.8117.416
  5. Windows Live Writer – 14.0.8117.416
  6. Windows Live Movie Maker – 14.0.8117.0416
  7. Windows Live Toolbar – 14.00.8117.0416
  8. Windows Live Family Safety – 14.0.8118.0427
  9. Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.3 – 2.0.2313.0
  10. Microsoft Office Outlook Connector – 12.0.6423.1000 *

* FYI: As of Sept 8, 2010, if version 12 of the Outlook Connector is (was) installed, Office Outlook (2003, 2007, and 2010) will prompt to upgrade to the latest available Outlook Hotmail Connector Version 14,1   32 bit or   64-bit version. The 64 bit version of the Outlook Hotmail Connector is only applicable (and will be installed) if Office/Outlook 2010(not Windows)  is the 64bit version.

The Outlook Hotmail Connector Version 14.1 will show as build 14.0.5117.5000 (32 bit) or 14.0.5118.5000 (64 bit)  when viewed in Outlook’s  ‘About Outlook Hotmail Connector’

 Additional Detailed Information:

1. Windows Live Messenger Microsoft  MVP Jonathan Kay’s blog
Installing/Uninstalling Windows Live 2009 (Wave 3) QFE 3 applications

2. Windows Live Team Blog
Inside Windows Live
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2010/05/12/minor-update-to-essentials-released-today.aspx

3.  Regarding Windows Live Essentials 2009 Version (Wave 3) information referenced on the Windows Live Team Blog

a.  This is the last planned update
b.  This is the  last version that supports Windows XP
c.  Support will continue for the ‘foreseeable future’

  • The ‘foreseeable future’ does not mean in perpetuity and may/may not indicate until XP’s Extended Support ceases in April 2014.

Notes:

  1. For Windows Live Essentials 2011 version numbers see –>  ‘Windows Live Essentials 2011 Application Version Numbers’
  2. Links (for Microsoft servers) to download the latest full version installer and web version installer for both Windows Live Essentials 2011 and 2009 builds are available here: –>  ‘Windows Live Downloads’

Revisions:

April 1, 2008: Original Published Date
Feb 15, 2009: Updated for latest build released Feb 12, 2009
Aug 18, 2009: Updated for latest build released Aug 18, 2009
May 12, 2010: Updated for last Wave 3 build released; last version supporting Windows XP
Sept 8, 2010: Updated with information on the Outlook Hotmail Connector Version 14.1
Feb 20, 2011: Added reference in Summary to QFE3,; added ‘Notes’ section with links to related material

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