Windows 10: Where on Earth can I download Windows Essentials 2012?

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  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home (Creators Update)
       09 May 2017 #1

    Where on Earth can I download Windows Essentials 2012?


    Can somebody PLEASE give me a working link to Windows Essentials 2012, preferably the offline installer? It's not on Microsoft anymore, and I want to use the Live Mail and Photos apps in place of the default Win10 apps.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       09 May 2017 #2

    Hi Stargate38

    I trust this site. That said please scan with your AV. Hopefully Live Mail is included.

    While Live Mail still works for a lot of people it could stop at any time depending on your mail supplier.

    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/55...ssentials.html

    Ken
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  3.    09 May 2017 #3

    As far as the poll goes ..... I use neither.
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  4.    09 May 2017 #4

    Stargate38 said: View Post
    Can somebody PLEASE give me a working link to Windows Essentials 2012, preferably the offline installer? It's not on Microsoft anymore, and I want to use the Live Mail and Photos apps in place of the default Win10 apps.
    I have a copy on my Onedrive that I uploaded for others to use. Bear in mind the warnings that Live Mail and Photos are no longer supported and the only prog that I can confirm works is Movie Maker. Also, it has been reported that the installer will not work after a clean install and/or major update like Creators. In any event, here's a link to the file, report back with your results to help others -
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnKd3KPS5H-egZ8vxV3nI8pkFL_TfQ
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  5.    09 May 2017 #5

    Do not use live mail - it is insecure. There are loads of good email clients.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 May 2017 #6

    Stargate38 said: View Post
    Can somebody PLEASE give me a working link to Windows Essentials 2012, preferably the offline installer?
    Welcome to TenForums @Stargate38

    You may not find the offline installer is much use any more. It's Movie Maker that I would miss most, so I downloaded the offline installer before it disappeared from Microsoft. Recently I tested installing it on the Creators Update - the install failed with errors. Shortly after a cumulative update the install would no longer work on 1607 either. Essentials is past its 'end of life' and Microsoft are no longer actively supporting it, so it's unsurprising that they haven't tested their latest patches for compatibility with Essential 2012.

    While the installer says that it failed, it does seem to install something - a working Movie Maker and Photo Gallery, at least. More of my test results are to be found here...

    ...Mail starts, but reports errors in it's core services....
    Windows Essentials 2012 will reach end of support on January 10th 2017
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  7.    15 May 2017 #7

    I just installed WLE offline installer on a clean Build 16193, everything works with the exception of Live Messenger prompting an update which installs Skype Desktop

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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       15 May 2017 #8

    I don't use Windows Live Mail but a Search of my several download Folders [on several drives] shows that over time I've saved 4 copies of Windows Live 2012 [wlsetup-all.exe], available for installing whenever I wish. That in itself says Windows Live is/was not included in a default installation of Windows. I have seen Windows Live come pre-installed on different-brands of OEM computers, that was the OEMs choice just like several years ago a number of OEMs included Microsoft Works, usually free [only time I saw a price it was only $50USD].
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  •    17 May 2017 #9

    As far as the poll goes, I use neither. I use Outlook.
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