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    Windows Live Essentials

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    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:

      6/05/2010

      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 System

      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.

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