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  1.    20 Nov 2014 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    Windows 8.1

    Windows Live Essentials


    Does anyone know if Microsoft is going to replace Windows Live Essentials as I heard on a cnet message forum administrator that Microsoft will no longer offer that suite or programs?

    I used to use Windows Live Writer to blog but I needed more features, especially with uploading a set of pictures to a gallery in a post as if it were being uploaded to WordPress' gallery themselves.

    Windows Live Mail and Live Writer have been awesome and since Windows Live Messenger was replaced by Skype, is it possible for Microsoft to replace Live Writer, Live Mail and other Live products?
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  2.    20 Nov 2014 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 715
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64

    I heard a while back that MS was dropping the "Live" branding on their products and I think they were re branding a lot of stuff with the "MSN" brand. Time will tell.

    Jim
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  3.    21 Nov 2014 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 487

    I hope not, but it wouldn't surprise me if they discontinued Windows Live Essentials due to their stupid obsession with 'Apps'. If they do, Windows Live Mail will be a big loss and it'll also mean there won't be a simple and convenient way to back-up emails, calendar and contacts locally. Someone I know has managed to accidently delete/overwrite some older emails they wanted to keep a couple of times recently. Recuva couldn't recover them and they were gone from the cloud too, so if it wasn't for local backups they'd have been gone for good.


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    I heard a while back that MS was dropping the "Live" branding on their products and I think they were re branding a lot of stuff with the "MSN" brand. Time will tell.

    Jim

    Yerp, I noticed a while ago that Microsoft changed the built-in store apps names in the firewall exceptions they automatically create. It keeps it all tidier I suppose, as it's now all the M's (well, except Skype and Video).

    Mail, Calendar and People
    Maps
    MSN Food & Drink
    MSN Health & Fitness
    MSN Money
    MSN News
    MSN Sport
    MSN Travel
    MSN Weather
    Music
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  4.    21 Nov 2014 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,136
    Windows 10 Professional

    There could be a lot of pissed off YouTuber's if they discontinue Windows Live Movie Maker!
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  5.    21 Nov 2014 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    There could be a lot of pissed off YouTuber's if they discontinue Windows Live Movie Maker!
    That's for sure. I use it all the time. But let's hope for the best because the alternatives like Camtasia are more work.
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  6.    21 Nov 2014 #6
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    There could be a lot of pissed off YouTuber's if they discontinue Windows Live Movie Maker!
    ......because the alternatives like Camtasia are more work.
    and more expensive!!! Trust me!
    (Camtasia Studio that is)
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  7.    21 Nov 2014 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 32,413
    Dual boot Windows 10 Pro x 64 CU build 15063 & Insider Build 16273

    Not to worry, for I'm sure they will replace all the MLE programs with Store apps that are in fact better IMO. They already have Defender, Mail, and Skype.

    Step right up! Step right up to get an alternative movie maker while it's free. Just type "movie maker" in the Store search to get it. Always read the reviews. This one has mixed ones.


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  8.    21 Nov 2014 #8
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    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    There could be a lot of pissed off YouTuber's if they discontinue Windows Live Movie Maker!
    ......because the alternatives like Camtasia are more work.
    and more expensive!!! Trust me!
    (Camtasia Studio that is)
    I got Camtasia for free. Normally I think it costs $300. It is an excellent program but Movie Maker is easier for the layman. Another good one (in terms of quality) is Microsoft Expression Encoder 4. But you need a special engineering degree to handle that one and $200 to buy it.
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  9.    22 Nov 2014 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    I hope not, but it wouldn't surprise me if they discontinued Windows Live Essentials due to their stupid obsession with 'Apps'. If they do, Windows Live Mail will be a big loss and it'll also mean there won't be a simple and convenient way to back-up emails, calendar and contacts locally. Someone I know has managed to accidently delete/overwrite some older emails they wanted to keep a couple of times recently.
    Live mail/Essentials is a standalone desktop program. In my case, I use it through my ISP mail address.. Even if they discontinue to support it, it will still be fully functional.

    As far as loss of data is concerned. I have a separate folder, in a secure place on my computer, called Mailbox. If ever I am obliged to reinstall the OS, or subsequently, Live Mail, I redirect to that folder, in the advanced settings, and it automatically acquires all of the previous information. Deleted, sent, etc.. Even the calendar bookmarks. Only exception being the log in password.

    My contacts are exported as they progress, also to the same folder, but are, nevertheless, available on my MS live login.
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  10.    22 Nov 2014 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,465
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 15063 Multiprocessor Free

    I installed Windows Live Mail on my version of 10, just didn't like the version of Mail that was on there I couldn't do all I wanted on it.
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