Microsoft provides a lot of tools for Windows users to make their daily life better. Windows Essentials are designed to install these tools easily with just a simple few clicks. In this tutorial, we will learn how to download and install Windows Essentials for Windows Operating systems.
What Are Windows Essentials?
As stated previously
Windows Essentials is a suite that will provide easy installation for a group of tools like below. Currently, Windows Essentials are only provided for the Windows 7 operating system. So We can not install Windows 10 but all the tools are provided separately for the Windows 10 operating system.
- Photo Gallery
- Movie Maker
Download Windows Essentials
Windows Essentials support ended on January 10, 2017, which means it can not be provided by the Microsoft officially. So wen can download it from Archive.org as an executable file. The size of the Microsoft Windows Live Essentials 2012 is about 131MB. Use the following link to navigate to the download page.
Install Windows Essentials
We click to the downloaded file named
wlsetup-all.exe file which will ask for Administrative rights with the following User Account Control screen. We will provide right by clicking
The following screen will ask us a question about if we want to install all the tools or install only some of them by selecting.
Install all of Windows Essentialswill install all tools Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Family Safety, Microsoft One Drive, and Outlook Connector Pack.
Choose the Programs You Want To Installwill provide a list where we will select the tools we want to install. We click this option.
In the following screen, we will select the tools we want to install with these checkboxes. In this example, we do not change the current selection which will install all of them.
During the installation, we will see the following dialog box. The tools will be downloaded and installed automatically without any user interaction.
When the installation is completed successfully we will see a screen like below.
We will also see a
Service Agreement like below where we can accept by click