1.    09 Feb 2016 #1
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    Is it safe to install Windows Essentials 2012 on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 3? Photo Gallery is what I am really after because it has a photo resize function where W10 Photo app does not.
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #2
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    I see no reason why you cannot.
    MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

    I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

    Why did you use the word" safe" ?
    You have heard of warning of that kind ?
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  3.    09 Feb 2016 #3
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    I run Windows Essentials 2012 on my Surface Pro 3 without any issues.
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  4.    09 Feb 2016 #4
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    By the way, if Photo Gallery is the only program you really want to use, why not try out 3rd party programs.

    I have been using Picpick for 3 years now. It is duped as the "poor man" SnagIt.
    Picpick have numerous features, one of which is resizing .
    http://ngwin.com/picpick/download

    Try it out with the Free version. That's what I use since, and I use it for image editing, screenshot capturing etc etc.
    All my screenshots posted in this forum are done by Picpick.
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  5.    09 Feb 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    I see no reason why you cannot.
    MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

    I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

    Why did you use the word" safe" ?
    You have heard of warning of that kind ?
    Thank you.

    No I haven't heard any warnings only being on the safe side asking here because the specs only mention up to W8.
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  6.    09 Feb 2016 #6
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    Thanks all for the reassurances and the suggestion davidhk.
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  7.    09 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafikiphoto View Post
    Thanks all for the reassurances and the suggestion davidhk.
    You are welcome.
    Give Picpick a try. I highly recommend it. It does hell of a lot more than Photo Gallery.
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  8.    09 Feb 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    You are welcome.
    Give Picpick a try. I highly recommend it. It does hell of a lot more than Photo Gallery.
    I will.
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