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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       18 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows Essentials 2012 will reach end of support on January 10th 2017


    You won’t be able to download Windows Essentials after January 10, 2017.

    Windows Essentials 2012 is a suite of free programs that can help you organize and edit photos and videos, manage email, create blog posts, and keep your files in sync. You can choose which programs you want to install or you can install all of them. Windows Essentials 2012 works with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Windows Essentials includes the following programs:

    • Photo Gallery. Everything you need to organize, edit, and publish your photos.
    • Movie Maker. Tell your story in style. Make a polished movie from your photos and videos in just a few clicks.
    • Windows Live Writer. Create stunning blog posts in minutes, with photos, videos, maps, and more. Then publish them to any of your favorite blog service providers.
    • Windows Live Mail. Manage multiple email accounts, calendars, and your contacts, even when you're offline.
    • OneDrive. With OneDrive installed on all your computers, you can get to the latest version of your files wherever you are.


    Source: Windows Essentials 2012

    See also:
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Nov 2016 at 22:08.
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,362
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       18 Oct 2016 #2

    George Harrison sung it best(get over it, old software for older technology), although.... On windows 7 I loved the WE:


    Will Windows Essentials 2012 still be available for download?
    Windows Essentials 2012 suite will be available*for download until it reaches its end of support date*on January 10, 2017.


    What happens to my already installed Windows Essentials 2012 applications?
    Already installed applications will continue to work as they do today. There is an increased security risk associated with use of unsupported products past their end of support date.
    For those who can't live without it, you should download the installer and keep it in a very safe place.
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  3.    18 Oct 2016 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
    .......For those who can't live without it, you should download the installer and keep it in a very safe place.
    You have to have it installed before support ends.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
       18 Oct 2016 #4

    I was always wondering why microsoft didn't continue the support for windows live essentials. Especially the writer app, it was a great tool to post to wordpress websites and made it so simple.
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  5.    18 Oct 2016 #5

    Bill said: View Post
    I was always wondering why microsoft didn't continue the support for windows live essentials. Especially the writer app, it was a great tool to post to wordpress websites and made it so simple.
    "Open Live Writer" - a fork of Windows Live Writer managed by MS volunteers:

    Open Live Writer

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  6. Joined : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 421
    W10 AU & W10 Insider
       18 Oct 2016 #6

    I deleted my 2012 essentials about 6 months ago. Missed the Mail feature of being able to read newsgroups. Did the download again, nice to see that you can pick and choose what program(s) you want to install. I just chose Mail and went to newsgroups, and low and behold, picked up right where I left off, about 300+ msgs behind. Tried to use the Google newsreader, it is a mess and only contains a small portion of the messages out there.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 831
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       01 Nov 2016 #7

    Cliff S said: View Post
    For those who can't live without it, you should download the installer and keep it in a very safe place.
    Downloading the web installer is little use I'm afraid, what you really need is an offline installer - and here it is, all 130MB of it...
    Microsoft Windows Essentials 2012: Download Now
    August 8, 2012 by Aviraj Ajgekar, MSFT

    Microsoft Windows Essentials 2012 now available (previously known as Windows Live Essentials)

    Download Windows Essentials 2012 (Web installer)
    Download Windows Essentials 2012 (Offline installer)
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...-download-now/

    PS: I see @Brink has now picked this up and added it to the OP
    Last edited by Bree; 01 Nov 2016 at 22:10. Reason: PS:
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       01 Nov 2016 #8

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  9. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 831
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       01 Nov 2016 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Glad to help. It's Movie Maker I would miss. What's the betting that the promised Store App to replace it won't be able to use 2012's project files? (like 2012 can't use the XP version's ones)
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,362
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       02 Nov 2016 #10

    Bree said: View Post
    Downloading the web installer is little use I'm afraid, what you really need is an offline installer - and here it is, all 130MB of it...

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...-download-now/

    PS: I see @Brink has now picked this up and added it to the OP
    You're right!
    Good catch, and find @Bree
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