Download Microsoft Windows Live Essential Offline Installer for Windows 10/8

There is bad news coming for the lovers of Microsoft Windows Live Essential, as the company has decided to end the support for Windows Essential Suite 2012 from January 10, 2017. After this date, users will no longer able to download it from Microsoft official site.

microsoft windows live essentials 2012 offline installer for Windows 10 and Windows 8

This note is updated by the company on the official download page of the Windows Essentials Suite. The note reads:

“Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach the end of support on January 10, 2017.”

In the FAQ section of the Windows Essentials Suite, it is also mentioned that the applications which you have installed already will continue to work. But keep in mind that there are lots of security risks associated with these unsupported Windows products.

The company will force all the users to use Universal apps shipped with Windows 8 and Windows 10 as their alternative. In case, you do not find them perfect for the user and is not happy with this step taken by Microsoft, then this is the perfect time to download Microsoft Windows Live Essentials Offline Installer 2012 for Windows 10 and Windows 8 before it disappears from official download page.

Microsoft Windows Live Essentials 2012

Windows Essentials is a suite of free programs which contains:

  • Windows Movie Maker – Create polished movie using photos and video clips
  • Windows Live Mail – Manage email accounts, calendar, and contacts
  • Windows Live Writer – Create blog posts and include photos, videos, as well as maps
  • Windows Photo Gallery – Organize, edit, and publish your videos and photos online
  • Windows OneDrive – Sync your files
  • Windows Messenger

During the installation, you can even select whether you want to download the entire suite or just a selected program according to your requirement.

Windows Essentials 2012 works fines with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

Windows Essentials Universal Apps

For Windows Photo Gallery and Live Mail apps, Microsoft recommends you to use the default Windows 10 Mail and Photo apps. The Windows Live Writer is already available on the web with name OpenLiveWriter, OneDrive will remain the separate application.

Regarding Windows Movie maker, according to the rumor shared by Windows Central a version of Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker may be coming to Windows 10. On the basis of this rumor, we can expect it soon for Windows 10.

Download Windows Live Essentials Offline Installer 2012 for Windows 10/8.1

Windows Essentials 2012 is the current version of the suite which is available on the official website which will not be available after January 10, 2017, as mentioned on the official site. So it is better to grab the offline install before its too late.

Here is the full set of offline installers for Windows Essentials 2012.

So pick the one Windows Essentials Suite for you and save it on your hard disk for using it later.

Note: All the links mentioned above are taken from the official website. So all of them are safe.

Install Windows Essentials 2012 Suite on Windows 10

Once you have grabbed the desired pack of the suite, you just need to follow these steps.

1. Run the Setup of the Windows Live Essentials 2012

The installation window will ask you to download the . Net Framework 3.5, if not installed already. It also gives you the option to download and install it, but it will take to much time.

So for the ease, you can check my previous guide on install dot net framework 3.5 offline

2. After that, it will provide you two options:

  • Install all of Windows Essentials (recommend)
  • Choose the program you want to install

Select the first option to if you want to install the entire program, and another one to install the selected programs.

3. Once done, give installer few minutes and it will download the program package.

That’s it. Enjoy the Microsoft Windows Essentials Suite

Let us know, if you’re happy with this step of the Microsoft or not?

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