Windows Essentials (formerly Windows Live Essentials and Windows Live Installer) is a suite of freeware applications by Microsoft that aims to offer integrated and bundled e-mail, instant messaging, photo-sharing, blog publishing, and security services. Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, with Microsoft Windows, and with other Microsoft web-based services such as OneDrive and Hotmail, so that they operate as a “seamless whole”.
Windows Essentials 2012 is a great suite of applications that will satisfy most Windows users. While some of its included apps struggle for relevance, many included apps are actually very useful. Best of all, its free and you can select which programs you want to install so you aren’t forced to install the entire Windows Essentials 2012 suite.
This suite of applications is regularly updated to provide innovative functionality, while harnessing the power of the Windows PC for capturing, editing and organizing your digital stuff.
Online Installer: Click here
Windows Live Essentials for Windows XP (offline installer): Click here
Windows Live Essentials for Windows Vista (offline installer): Click here
Windows Live Essentials for Windows 7/8/8.1 (offline installer): Click here