Windows Live Essentials 2011 are a bunch of free software from Microsoft which is very useful for many things like viewing and managing photos, email, chatting with friends and also other features like creating movies. It also has my personal favorite blogging tool Windows Live Writer.
I often see many people have limited plans when it comes to internet usage and hence might not be able to install such software. Also if you install it from Microsoft Download center, you it will get an installer which installs a small file and then starts to install the complete software from the internet. This is where a standalone offline installer will be useful.
What you get with Live Essentials?
- Software like Live Mail for managing your email. Movie Maker for making home movies.
- It also had Live Mesh which allows synchronizing folders on different computers using Windows 7 or Vista.
- Other things includes Live Writer which is an excellent blogging tool along with Live Messenger which allows chatting with your online contacts.
Requirements for Windows Live Essentials 2011
The software requirements for Windows Live Essentials 2011 are either a Windows 7 operating system or a Windows Vista with Service Pack 2. The offline installer is good to work with any of the operating systems.
Download: Windows Live Essentials 2011 (151 MB)
Albeit the file is very large but it can be downloaded on your pen-drive from a high-speed connection and installed on any Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer you have.
Do not worry about the authenticity of the download link as it is from Microsoft server! 🙂
Update: Download Windows Live Essentials 2012 Offline Installer
great but I have windows xp it is possible to install this ….
No, Live essentials 2011 only works on Windows 7 and Vista.
Thanks for sharing i will download the essentials for windows 2011 live
Does it need Online activation?
No, it does not need any online activation either.
Thanks for the link Aditya! I used the online installer when was using Vista, it took a lot of time. Now I reformatted and now using 7, I will be using this standalone.
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