Windows Live Essentials 16.4.3528.0331

Windows Live Essentials 16.4.3528.0331

Microsoft – Freeware – Android Windows
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Windows Live Essentials (previously Windows Live Installer) is a suite of freeware applications by Microsoft which aims to offer integrated and bundled e-mail, instant messaging, photo-sharing, blog publishing, security services and other Windows Live entities. Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, with the Windows operating system, and with other Windows Live web-based services such as Windows Live Photos and Windows Live Hotmail, so that they operate as a “seamless whole”. Windows Live Essentials will be integrated with Windows 7 (but not "bundled" with Windows 7) and available to be downloaded from Windows Live Downloads.

Windows Live Essentials allows users to select and install the following Windows Live software applications:

Windows Live Family Safety
Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Movie Maker (Windows Vista and Windows 7 only)
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Sync (integrated with Toolbar and Photo Gallery)
Windows Live Toolbar
Windows Live Writer
Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Microsoft Office Live Add-in
Microsoft Silverlight


Windows Live Essentials is a Freeware software in the category Internet developed by Microsoft.

It was checked for updates 18,535 times by the users of our client application UpdateStar during the last month.

The latest version of Windows Live Essentials is 16.4.3528.0331, released on 04/25/2014. It was initially added to our database on 12/26/2008. The most prevalent version is 16.4.3528.0331, which is used by 36 % of all installations.

Windows Live Essentials runs on the following operating systems: Android/Windows.

Users of Windows Live Essentials gave it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.


What is Windows Live Essentials?

Windows Live Essentials is a suite of free software applications from Microsoft that includes programs for email, instant messaging, photo editing, and more.

What programs are included in Windows Live Essentials?

Windows Live Mail Windows Live Messenger Windows Live Photo Gallery Windows Live Writer Windows Live Movie Maker Windows Live Family Safety OneDrive

Is Windows Live Essentials free to use?

Yes, Windows Live Essentials is a free suite of software applications from Microsoft.

Can I download individual applications from Windows Live Essentials?

Yes, you can choose to download and install only the applications you want.

What are the system requirements for Windows Live Essentials?

The system requirements vary depending on the specific application, but generally include a Windows operating system (Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8), a processor speed of at least 1.6 GHz, and at least 1 GB of RAM.

Is Windows Live Essentials available for Mac OS X?

No, Windows Live Essentials is only available for Windows operating systems.

Can I uninstall Windows Live Essentials?

Yes, you can uninstall the entire suite or individual applications at any time through the Control Panel on your computer.

Is Windows Live Essentials still supported by Microsoft?

No, Microsoft officially discontinued support for Windows Live Essentials in January 2017. However, you can still download and use the software.

Are there alternatives to Windows Live Essentials?

Yes, there are many other free and paid software applications that can replace the functionality of specific components of Windows Live Essentials. Some popular alternatives include Google Photos and OpenOffice.

Do I need an internet connection to use Windows Live Essentials?

You do not need an internet connection to use all of the applications in Windows Live Essentials, but some features (such as email and instant messaging) do require an internet connection.

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