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Windows Live Essentials 2012

By Microsoft Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Windows Live Essentials 2012

  • Do more with Windows on your PC with programs from Microsoft
  • Last updated on 09/16/17
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jan 9, 2009

Windows Live Essentials is a free Microsoft-developed suite that bundles instant messaging, email, blogging, and photo management. We're big fans of software suites that auto-update without getting in the way, and that let you weed out unwanted applications from its roster without having to get sneaky. Windows Live Essentials does both. The software suite of seven Windows Live applications doesn't shy away from the marketing vehicle it is, and it also detects and updates Microsoft-related items that aren't installed as part of the pack, such as Outlook and Silverlight. Our biggest complaint is its size, which weighs in at 134MB. However, if you've got space to spare and use Windows Live applications such as Messenger, Outlook, and Windows Live Family Safety, this all-in-one bundle will help you keep things current.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.4.3528.331

General

Release September 12, 2017
Date Added September 16, 2017
Version 16.4.3528.331

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 900,551
Downloads Last Week 1,469
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Developer's Description

Windows Live Essentials gives you instant messaging, e-mail, blogging, photos, and much more. It is a set of free applications that allow you to easily create, communicate and share from your Windows PC to your favorite places on the web and to your mobile phone. This suite of applications from Windows Live, called Windows Live Essentials, is regularly updated to provide innovative functionality and best-of-breed integration with Windows Live and other popular web services, while harnessing the power of the Windows PC for capturing, editing and organizing your digital stuff. The applications included in this release are Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Mail,Windows Live Writer, Windows Live movie Maker (beta), Windows Live Family Safety, and Windows Live Toolbar.