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About Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Essentials 2012 is a comprehensive suite of free applications designed to enhance your Windows PC experience, offering instant messaging, email, blogs, photos, and more. This set of apps allows users to easily create, communicate, and share content across various platforms, including the web and mobile devices. Windows Live Essentials is regularly updated to deliver innovative features and seamless integration with Windows Live and other popular web services, while harnessing the power of your Windows PC to capture, edit, and organize your digital content. Some of the key features and applications included in this release are:

Key Feature

1: Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger is an instant messaging application that enables users to communicate with friends and family in real-time. With support for text, voice, and video chat, Windows Live Messenger offers a versatile and user-friendly communication platform.

2: Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Photo Gallery is a powerful photo management and editing tool that allows users to organize, edit, and share their digital photos with ease. With its intuitive interface and advanced editing features, Windows Live Photo Gallery makes it simple to enhance and showcase your favorite memories.

3: Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail is an email client that provides a seamless and efficient way to manage multiple email accounts, calendars, and contacts. With support for various email services, Windows Live Mail ensures that users can stay connected and organized.

4: Windows Live Writer
Windows Live Writer is a blog-publishing application that enables users to create and publish blog posts with ease. With its user-friendly interface and support for popular blog platforms, Windows Live Writer simplifies the process of creating and sharing content online.

5: Windows Live Movie Maker (beta) and Family Safety
Windows Live Essentials 2012 also includes Windows Live Movie Maker (beta), a video editing application that allows users to create and edit home movies, and Windows Live Family Safety, a parental control tool designed to help protect children online. Additionally, the suite features the Windows Live Toolbar, which offers quick access to Windows Live services and web search capabilities.

In conclusion, Windows Live Essentials 2012 is a versatile and feature-rich suite of applications that enhances the Windows PC experience by offering a range of tools for communication, content creation, and sharing. With applications such as 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, users can enjoy a seamless and efficient digital experience.

Reviewed by Vivian D. Stephens


Updated onMar 19, 2020
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7

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Windows Live Essentials16.4.3528
Mar 19, 2020
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Windows Live Essentials16.4.3528.331
September 12, 2017
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How to download and Install Windows Live Essentials on Windows PC

  • Click on the Download button to start downloading Windows Live Essentials for Windows.
  • Open the .exe installation file in the Downloads folder and double click it.
  • Follow the instructions in the pop-up window to install Windows Live Essentials on Windows PC.
  • Now you can open and run Windows Live Essentials on Windows PC.