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Windows Live Essentials

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Windows Essentials
Initial releaseAugust 25, 2006; 17 years ago (2006-08-25)
Final release
2012 (v16.4.3528.0331) / April 17, 2014; 10 years ago (2014-04-17)
Operating systemWindows XP to Windows 10[1][2]
TypeSoftware suite

Windows Live Essentials is a discontinued collection of office software developed and published by Microsoft. It was released on August 25, 2006. Platform that supported it were Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It was no longer available for Windows 8.1 in 2013. Windows Live Essentials was officially discontinued on January 10, 2017.

Windows Live Essentials consists of 8 programs, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Meeting Space and Windows Live Calendar.

Versions[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials (2001)[change | change source]

The first version for Windows Live Essentials was released on August 27, 2001 for Windows XP.

Windows Live Essentials 2009[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials 2009 was released on July 13, 2009 in Windows 7.

Windows Live Essentials 2011[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials 2011 was released on November 10, 2010 for Windows 7, replacing Windows Live Essentials 2009.

Windows Live Essentials 2012[change | change source]

Windows Live Essentials 2012 was released on January 7, 2012 for Windows 8.

Discontinuation[change | change source]

In January 8, 2014, Microsoft announced all Windows Live programs had reached the end of their support lifecycles. In January 5, 2015. Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Mail was discontinued for Windows Vista. All Windows Live Essentials programs are discontinued as of January 10, 2017.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Windows Essentials download options". Support. Microsoft. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  2. "Windows Essentials". Support. Microsoft. Archived from the original on July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016.