Windows Live

Windows Live Essentials

Change Language:
One download, lots of great stuff. Windows Live Essentials gives you instant messaging, e-mail, blogging, photo editing, and more. Note that clicking "Download" means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. Additional details below.
  • Version:

    14.0.8117.0427

    File Name:

    wlsetup-web.exe

    Date Published:

    05/06/2010

    File Size:

    1.2 MB

      Windows Live Essentials includes seven great Windows Live programs to help you stay in touch with the people you care about most, edit and share your photos, blog, browse, search, and help your kids stay safer online. Programs include Windows Live Messenger, Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Family Safety, Toolbar, and Movie Maker, plus Outlook Connector, Office Live Add-in, and Microsoft Silverlight.
      When you download Windows Live Essentials, you can install all of these programs at once, or just the ones you want.
      Note: Clicking Download means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. The download may include updates to Windows Live programs you already have. You’ll get updates to these and other Microsoft programs from Microsoft Update. This software may also download and install some updates automatically. Learn more
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3


        Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008. Note: Windows Live Movie Maker is not supported on Windows XP.
        Processor: 1 GHz or higher for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 800 MHz or higher for Windows XP.
        Memory: 512 MB of RAM for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 128 MB (256 MB or more recommended) for Windows XP.
        Resolution: Minimum 1024 x 768
        Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.
        Browser: Windows Live Toolbar requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, or Internet Explorer 8.
        Graphics or video card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a video card that supports DirectX 9.0 or higher, and Shader Model 2.0 or higher.

        Additional requirements: The following components are needed for specific Windows Live programs, and may be installed for you if they’re not already on your computer.

        For Writer: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher*

        For Photo Gallery: SQL 2005 Compact Edition and Windows Imaging Codecs*

        For Photo Gallery and Movie Maker: Some components of DirectX9

        * Not required when installing on Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

        Note: To install or uninstall Windows Live products, you must have administrator rights on the computer.
      1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or select a different language from the Change language drop-down list and click Change.
      2. Where you see a company or publisher listed in a security message, make sure the company name is Microsoft Corporation. If so, then it is safe to click Run, Continue, or Allow.
      3. The installer will open. Select the programs you want to install*, and then click Next.
        *Previously installed Windows Live programs will also be updated if you don't have the latest versions installed yet.
      4. Sit back and relax, or do other things on your computer while you wait. Installation shouldn't take more than a few minutes on a broadband connection.
      5. When it's done, you'll find your new programs in the Windows Live folder on the Windows Start menu.

Popular Downloads

    • 01

      Microsoft Security Essentials

      Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

    • 02

      Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (6.3.9721.0)

      The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats. Note: Clicking Download means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy cookies statement. Additional details below.

    • 03

      Windows Live Mail 2011

      Efficiently manage multiple e-mail accounts, calendars and your contacts. Note that clicking “Download” means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. Additional details below.

    • 04

      Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5

      The Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 installs the Windows Live ID online provider for Windows 7. This provider enables linking a Windows Live ID to a Windows 7 user account.

    • 05

      Windows Live Essentials

      One download, lots of great stuff. Windows Live Essentials gives you instant messaging, e-mail, blogging, photo editing, and more. Note that clicking "Download" means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. Additional details below.

Loading your results, please wait...

Free PC updates

  • Security patches
  • Software updates
  • Service packs
  • Hardware drivers