Where to get Windows Live Essentials? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Sir or Madam:

    Can I download Windows Live Essentials from another website other than Windows Update website?
    I want a setup executable file for installing Windows Live Essentials if I decide to install it later on.
    What if I just want some of the features of Windows Live Essentials such as Windows Live Messenger and photo sharing?

    Please reply back soon.


    Monday, March 8, 2010 3:59 PM

All replies

  • This is the standalone redistributable installer here:

    Hope this helps.

    • Proposed as answer by lehenryjr Monday, March 8, 2010 7:44 PM
    Monday, March 8, 2010 7:40 PM
  • The most current redistributables for Windows Live Essentials can be downloaded by going to http://www.windowslivehelp.com/ then choosing the Messenger Portal link (URL http://www.windowslivehelp.com/product.aspx?productid=2), then under the section titled "Microsoft Certified Solution Categories" choose the Download or Installation Failure link.  The next webpage you will arrive at will list have a variety of options, you want to click on the link that says "How do I install Windows Live Essentials 2011 without an internet Connection?."  This will lead you to the current latest edition releases of any Live Essentials Redistributables in any language.  I have not posted the link since they change with each release.

    Hope this helps.  Please don't rely on soemone who just did a quick search engine query...the link lehenryjr gave is for an older edition, and is not the way to go about getting the item you want.

    Jonathan Smith

    Computers are better at checking humans than humans are at checking computers.
    • Proposed as answer by jcs78227 Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:34 PM
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:34 PM