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Windows Essentials

Question: Windows Essentials

Have new computer with Windows 8, uninstalling the Norton trial and wonder if the on board Windows Defender and Firewall is enough protection. Also with this new to me system, what would you suggest to download for Malware detection and removal, on my last computer with XP I used Super Anti-Spyware.

Thanks
Jerry

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Preferred Solution: Windows Essentials

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Windows Essentials

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So I finally have all my drivers installed after doing a clean install of Windows 7. Now I need to know the Essentials that I basically have to need to run some programs. Because I can't install Skype or Snag It or anything really like that, I keep getting erros. This is all I have installed so far (Picture):

Thanks in advance! :P

Answer:Windows 7 Essentials (Not Microsoft Essentials) After clean install

What error's are you getting?

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I have both Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Security Essentials (incl. Firewall, Auto Updates and VIRUS PROTECTION) running on my old pc. Since they both have a virus protection, do I need both? It seems that this pc is always downloading updates and slows the pc terribly.Wellgo

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials vs Windows Security Essentials

"Windows Security Essentials"Are you sure that is the exact name? Maybe I've missed something but I've never heard of it.It is not good to have two Anti-Virus programs running in real time, for the reason you gave. They tend to "check each other" and cause slow downs.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Download Windows 10 Client Connector Update for Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 as it now available at Microsoft.

Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that helps you connect your PC or Mac client to Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role enabled. It also enables and manages key client-side functionality of Windows Server Essentials Experience. On a PC, it provides client backup, a tray icon and the Launchpad, the Dashboard for management of remote servers, and a VPN profile with the capability of auto-dialing and monitoring client health from the server side. On a Mac, it provides health monitoring and the Launchpad.

Get it from Microsoft here.

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Hi everyone,

I'm having an issue that I just noticed today. Originally, when I would click on links in Google, I would get redirected to some random advertisement site. That was a red flag to me, so I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and went ahead and deleted whatever it found. Then, I started noticing that my Microsoft Security Essentials is not working. It says "Security Essentials is not monitoring your computer because the program's service stopped. You should restart it now." When I click to start it, I get the following message: "Couldn't start the Security Essentials service. The specified service does not exist as an installed service. Error code: 0x80070424." This raised another alarm for me as that usually is a sign of an infection, I believe. I then went to my control panel to check on Windows Update and noticed that the icon for it is just the red shield thing with an X in it. When I click to check for updates, I get: "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." I also noticed a little bubble on the Windows Update screen that says, "Find out more about free software from (null). Click here for details." I can't say that I've ever seen that there before, so it's a bit suspicious. Lastly, when I go to check on Windows Firewall, I see it in red and saying "Windows Firewall is not using the recommended settings to ... Read more

Answer:Problem with Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Update, and Windows Firewall

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Ok i need haelp as i know NOTHING much about computers, i might even be posting this in the worng spot, ok i just got this labtop last week and you trying to find my way around thing but in the process i think i might have messed something up. Now when i log on and every little bit it say updates avl. well i click to install and it now says "Error: you all ready have a different build flavor of wondows live" 0x8028008 i never got that untill a few days ago and it never this that for the first hole week i had it, so i think i down loaded something or unstilled something. I just don't know what i am doing or how to fix it.
Any help would be super!!!!
 

Answer:Windows Essentials....???

You could either remove it from startup (open msconfig - startup - uncheck the windows live essentials startup item and click ok) OR reinstall it. It's probably smarter to do the latter. You can get it from http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials
 

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Question: Windows Essentials

One thing I found (I did an in-place upgrade) is that Windows Live Mail stopped working. Even when I added a new account it couldn't connect. I ended up using the Outlook App

Answer:Windows Essentials

I did a clean install of Win 10 as a VMware VM running under Win 7.
I installed Windows Live Mail 2012 in the Win 10 VM and no problems here.

Personally I don't like or trust upgrading an OS version ... I prefer doing a clean install.

Can you uninstall / reinstall Live Mail in Win 10 without risk of losing important data ?

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Question: Windows Essentials

i'm trying to uninstall all versions of Windows Live Essentials, so that I can install Windows Essentials 2009 which allows forwarding of embedded photos in emails. I have already uninstalled Windows Essentials 2012. No other Windows Essentials programs are listed in my installed programs directory. However every time I try to install Windows Essentials 2009, I get an error message that tells me that Essentials 2009 cannot be installed because a later version is already installed. But, as I already said no versions show up in my istalled program directory. How do I get rid of all versions so that I can reinstall Windows Live Essentials 2009.

Answer:Windows Essentials

Do a search for Windows Live programs. Look in C:\Program Files (x86), C:\Program Files, C:\Program Files\Common Files,C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming. Also same place under All Users. Delete all instances of each of these programs.
Messenger, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, Windows Live Mesh, Messenger Companion, Mail, Writer, Family Safety.
You may need to go into the registry and also remove these programs by searching for them in the Edit/Find.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium...
And have hear about a feature called 'Essentials'.
I believe it is for downloading things like Movie Maker.

I have search Essentials in the start-menu seach bar but only get things like Nero Essentials.

Is this maybe only available in Windows 7 Ultiamate?

I have a Packard Bell bought from PC World.

(Even When I type in 'ess' I get nothing..)

Any Suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 Essentials

Its called MSSE - Microsoft Security Essentials and it is a AntiVirus from MS itself. You have to download and install it and its free. It is also good and light on resources. Go for it!!!

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Hi

Having upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit, I have discovered that I have limited control of my options, in Windows Live Mail (Essentials 2012 version)!

Prior to the upgrade, and with the 2011 version of WLM, I was able, through the Options facility to select certain actions, such as:

"Send/Receive on Start up!
and
Delete messages from the deleted folder on close down!

The Options Tab, which allowed these choices, was on the tool bar, at the top of the window, just below, and just to the left of the Close Window X!

This facility does not appear on the current 2012 version!

I would appreciate any advice on this matter

At the moment, I have to manually select Send/Receive, and manually delete old messages

Answer:Management of Windows Live Mail - Windows Essentials 2012

Hi Theo, When first installing W8 I noticed the 'Tile' for Windows Live Mail in 'all apps'. Didn't take much notice as don't use Live Mail which in W7 & W8 was an integral part of Messenger. However to use Messenger you had to create a Live Mail/Hotmail a/c.
Well having become more settled with what I need in W8 I thought I'd have a look at the 'Windows Live Mail' and so pinned the tile to Start & Desktop. I just opened it today and found it has the new UI of the Ribbon Type which makes it very flexible and perhaps more attractive to future use by me. I also noticed it had the 'Options' you require, which you will find on the Toolbar when you create a new message. Hope this helps.

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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

Answer:Adding Windows 10 Clients to Windows Server Essentials 2016

When Windows client computers are not joined to a domain they use the local SAM database to authenticate to the client computer. When the computer is domain joined you are using an AD user account to log into the computer. These accounts are going to have different SIDs as well as local profiles on the system. If you log into the computer with an account that has local admin access, you can simply move or copy the data from the local user account folder into the domain account user folder. The user folders inherit permissions from the root C:\Users\<username> so they should automatically gain access to the newly copied data.

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Windows live essentials 2011 installer is stuck on 99%, and doesn't move. No error messages or anything. It just sits there and does nothing. I have to use task manager to force it to close as the cancel button is greyed out, and it won't let me run the visible windows live messenger that seems to be installed.

Answer:Windows live essentials 2011 installer problems on Windows 7 64 bit

Hi biggles11, try removing all WLE 2011 in Programs and Featues, reboot & try installing again.

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Hello
 
please can you help me?
 
I run Windows 8.1 and have installed Windows Live Essentials but the install seemed corrupted as I couldn't open the program. The error said that wldlog.dll, wldcore.dll, uxctl.dll were missing. I installed them back using Dll-Files Fixer but the program still didin't work.
 
I then tried to uninstall Windows Live Essentials with Revo Uninstaller but it said some files are missing. I tried forced uninstall but it failed too, it said some files are missing but didn't say which ones.
 
If I try opening Windows Live Mail it gives an error, it cannot find an entry point to msmail.dll
 
I want to completely remove Windows Live Essentials so that I can try a clean re installation but I cannot manage, I think some files are either missing or corrupted and whatever I try fails.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks
 
Isabella

Answer:Remove corrupted install of Windows Live Essentials from Windows 8.1

Hi,
 
You could simply do a system restore to a point prior to installing Windows Live Essentials. Then try a complete fresh download and installation...
 
 
regards
 

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I have tried to resolve using Malwarebytes - nothing was detected.
I have tried to manually update the MS Sec Essentials database - it will not run the update.
Windows Updates won't run as it says the services aren't running - BITS & Windows update services both say they are running under Services.

I also tried the TDSS rootkiller repair - (have attached the log)
This is a DHCP system - there are no manual DNS entries (I have checked).
There are no extranesous entries in the hosts file.

I know I'm infected somewhere & I could really use an expert's help.

Answer:Windows error 0xc8000222 when trying to run Windows Updates/MS Security Essentials

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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

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I tried removing the root kit with malware bytes with no success. I did however remove 10 trojans though.
I can't start the services needed to run my security stuff. I'm scared!

Answer:Found Rootkit.0access with Malwarebytes. It has diabled Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Update and Windows Firewall.

please do the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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Looks like MSE not removed during upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Cannot find anyway to removed MSE now.

Windows Defender will not run and MSE is a not listed program on the machine.

Belarc Advisor shows:

Virus definitions are older than 30 days

Microsoft Security Essentials Version 4.6.0305.0
Scan Engine Version 1.1.11005.0
Virus Definitions Version 9/23/2014 Rev 1.185.967.0
Realtime File Scanning Off

What's the solution for this?

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Microsoft Security Essentials and No Windows Defender?

Do you have another AV program running ??? Sometime that AV program will disable the built-in MSE and WD

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/14210/security-essentials-download says the following.
Windows Defender is built into the latest versions of Windows and helps guard your PC against viruses and other malware.

For a PC running an older version of Windows 7, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials for the low, low price of free.
So how to find out if a Windows 7 is an older version.  I have supposed Windows 7 OS gets updated all the time, so they should always be the latest.  Can we presume they are always the newest version?

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I am confused, so asking here.  Is Windows Security Essentials on Windows 10 an obsolete name for what is now called Windows Defender?  Could or should someone download and install MSE onto a Windows 10 computer as an alternative to other commercial Security & Protection Anti-Infection products?  If a person does this, then has he two forms of either MSE, or of W.Defender and they being redundant will interfere with each other?  
 
I do NOT understand after seeing and reading these:
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_scanning/is-microsoft-security-essentials-good-for-windows/d631f1a2-eaf1-4c83-bac7-022bb87cb14c
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17786/help-keep-your-pc-safe

Answer:What's the truth about Windows Defender and Windows Security Essentials?

I just found this article:
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/388783-difference-between-wndows-security-essentials-windows-defender.html
 
If I correctly understand, Windows 10 includes "Windows Defender", which is the new name for what was called "Microsoft Security Essentials".  MSE includes antivirus and anti-malware.
 
Does this mean that My new Windows 10 computer having Windows Defender running and up-to-date, and having Windows Firewall running, is fully protected?  No need for installing a commercial or retail Security and Protection program?

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I am confused, so asking here.  Is Windows Security Essentials on Windows 10 an obsolete name for what is now called Windows Defender?  Could or should someone download and install MSE onto a Windows 10 computer as an alternative to other commercial Security & Protection Anti-Infection products?  If a person does this, then has he two forms of either MSE, or of W.Defender and they being redundant will interfere with each other?  
 
I do NOT understand after seeing and reading these:
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_defender-protect_scanning/is-microsoft-security-essentials-good-for-windows/d631f1a2-eaf1-4c83-bac7-022bb87cb14c
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17786/help-keep-your-pc-safe

Answer:What's the truth about Windows Defender and Windows Security Essentials?

I just found this article:
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/388783-difference-between-wndows-security-essentials-windows-defender.html
 
If I correctly understand, Windows 10 includes "Windows Defender", which is the new name for what was called "Microsoft Security Essentials".  MSE includes antivirus and anti-malware.
 
Does this mean that My new Windows 10 computer having Windows Defender running and up-to-date, and having Windows Firewall running, is fully protected?  No need for installing a commercial or retail Security and Protection program?

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Looks like MSE not removed during upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Cannot find anyway to removed MSE now.

Windows Defender will not run and MSE is a not listed program on the machine.

Belarc Advisor shows:

Virus definitions are older than 30 days

Microsoft Security Essentials Version 4.6.0305.0
Scan Engine Version 1.1.11005.0
Virus Definitions Version 9/23/2014 Rev 1.185.967.0
Realtime File Scanning Off

What's the solution for this?

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Microsoft Security Essentials and No Windows Defender?

Do you have another AV program running ??? Sometime that AV program will disable the built-in MSE and WD

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This is being offered as an optional Vista upate and is huge.Is it worth having?

Answer:What is Windows Live Essentials?

click herethis is what it is...is it worth having?, only you can know that...

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Windows Security but when I do, I just click "clean computer" and threats are removed or quarantined. However, when I click "clean computer" this time, it wants to run "install.exe" by centerproofnessdanger.pl. I've never encountered an attempt to install an exe app in WSE and am reluctant to allow it. I'm running a full WSE scan now to see if I get the same warning and requirement to install another app. I can't seem to find any answers regarding this. HALP?Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Is it safe to install Windows Essentials 2012 on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 3? Photo Gallery is what I am really after because it has a photo resize function where W10 Photo app does not.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

I see no reason why you cannot.
MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

Why did you use the word" safe" ?
You have heard of warning of that kind ?

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This is probably a naive question, so apologies in advance.

I am being offered the optional update "Windows Live Essentials" and I see that "Mail" is included. I am aware that it enables one to "get multiple email accounts in one program" (quoting from the Microsoft blurb.) So, I was just wondering, would I still be able to use Windows Mail (in Vista) or would it become "Live Mail?" ....

Have others here downloaded the whole kit and kaboodle included in "Essentials" I'd be interested in your general opinions of it, if you don't mind sharing please.

Thanks very much for reading
 

Answer:Windows Live Essentials - are they?

Taffycat said:



This is probably a naive question, so apologies in advance.

I am being offered the optional update "Windows Live Essentials" and I see that "Mail" is included. I am aware that it enables one to "get multiple email accounts in one program" (quoting from the Microsoft blurb.) So, I was just wondering, would I still be able to use Windows Mail (in Vista) or would it become "Live Mail?" ....

Have others here downloaded the whole kit and kaboodle included in "Essentials" I'd be interested in your general opinions of it, if you don't mind sharing please.

Thanks very much for reading Click to expand...

They are one and the same if you ask me. If you are comfortable with the one you have now, you don't need to download the other, just unchech the check box...
 

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Does anyone know if Windows Live Essentials is a required program for Windows 7? I see it sitting there in my list of programs sucking up about 86.5 MB of space, and I doubt I've even opened it up once. I just wanted to check if it has some important components...

Thanks

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

Nope, not "essential". If you go to uninstall it, you will see which programs you can remove, and remove those.

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Bought a new computer and did the easy transfer from the old Win 7 32bit home to the new win 7 pro 64 bit. I have been trying to d\l Windows Essentials to install Win Live Mail but keep getting the error 0X80070003.How do I fix this to get my email program back.Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Essentials

Try this solution from Microsoft.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/836941
 

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I have had Windows 7 since it first came out, and I have done several scans with programmes like Malware Bytes and Spybot.
but I have never done a scan with Essentials before. so I thought Id' try it. I started it on thur 6th 5 30 pm approx. and it is still running
today Mon 10th 9 0am.is this normal or should I shut it down. I must add that it is still running it doesn't' appear to be stuck.
your advise would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows Essentials scan

That is far too long for a scan - 1-3 hours is the sort of time frame I would expect depending upon how many files are on the system.
 
Do you have any other antivirus product installed?  If you do then it needs to be disabled before you run another antivirus product, otherwise you will get conflicts between the two which will slow everything down.

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I'll tell you what I think shall I? I think that Microsoft doing away with Windows Live Essentials such as mail and messenger is wrong, they are basically trying to FORCE people who HATE skype (such as myself) to use it and outlook and I much prefer Live Mail and Messenger and now that I can't have either, I have no way to communicate with my family and friends except facebook which half of them don't even use and they HATE skype as much as I do! FOR FECK'S SAKE BRING WINDOWS LIVE MAIL AND MESSENGER BACK, MICROSOFT AND STOP FORCING PEOPLE TO DO THINGS YOUR WAY AND LET THEM FECKIN CHOOSE!!!!!!

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Essentials 2012 is still available and I run it on Windows 10. It has Mail but not Messenger.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#wetabs=we2012

Jim

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Hi,
I have uninstalled windows essentials from my windows 7. I tried re-installing it but it showed that windows essentials is already installed. I searched everywhere on my pc but it does not appear nor its components.
I tried to install it through windows updats ( as optional) the same happened. It says that installation is done but nothing appears. When \i tried to choose components to install from windows essentials, all components appear as installed.

What can I do in this case? I tried everything but none worked.

Answer:Installing Windows Essentials

Download and clean your HD with ccleaner. This will remove all remanants of the prior install. Untick all registry cleaning.
http://www.piriform.com/
See if you can install in safe mode. If not just install

If this does not work, try to go back with System Restore to before the first install.

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Please could someone advise me how to get my show webcam feature back on the new messenger?
I really dislike the new features. I have tried using an older messenger, but as everyone will probably know, it forces you to install the newer version when you sign in

Thanks guys
Kirsty

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

Click your UserName, select Show Menu Bar. On the Menu Bar, select Actions, Video

Take it from there

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Has anybody had issues installing Windows Live Essentials?

I've already tried the online version that downloads only the utilities requested, and the full 134MB download version, but only "Writer" and "Silverlight" will install onto Windows 7 BETA x64.

What's up with that?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

All installed for me on 32 and 64 bit

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This is a Toshiba laptop with XP and SP 3 The computer did have Windows Defender installed.But since I thought it was an old program I un-installed it and then installed Microsoft Security essentials. But every time I turned off the computer and then on again.Security Essentials was turned off and there was no way to turn it on again, except by reinstalling it again. That's why I thought a virus or something might have caused this.

Also the DVD drive runs every 3 minutes just for a few seconds, maybe 3 or ,4 as long as the computer is on. I did run Malware Bytes and everything comes up clean. I'm not sure if the two things are related. But for now I installed AVG, which does not get turned off. But the DVD drive still does the same.Can someone figure this out?

Answer:Windows Security Essentials

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs, unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, se... Read more

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I'll tell you what I think shall I? I think that Microsoft doing away with Windows Live Essentials such as mail and messenger is wrong, they are basically trying to FORCE people who HATE skype (such as myself) to use it and outlook and I much prefer Live Mail and Messenger and now that I can't have either, I have no way to communicate with my family and friends except facebook which half of them don't even use and they HATE skype as much as I do! FOR FECK'S SAKE BRING WINDOWS LIVE MAIL AND MESSENGER BACK, MICROSOFT AND STOP FORCING PEOPLE TO DO THINGS YOUR WAY AND LET THEM FECKIN CHOOSE!!!!!!

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Essentials 2012 is still available and I run it on Windows 10. It has Mail but not Messenger.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#wetabs=we2012

Jim

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I read good reports of this new AV free program. However, I would like to know if it will work happily alongside my trusted AVIRA, without making problems? I must say that after a week it seems to be OK.

Answer:windows security essentials

You cannot use 2 AV's at the same time.Reports have been reasonably good on the as yet beta version.

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OK, so for anti-virus... I got off the paid train a few years back and started using AVG Free and it seems to do a good job since I've not had any viruses.

But, I've noticed some folk be using Windows Essentials Security and claim it is doing a good job and i8s easy to use and may be a better option than AVG Free.

Any thoughts on the effectiveness of Windows Essentials Security?

Also, what are your thoughts on the program Malwarebytes?
Is it worth messing with? I've heard some good stuff about this prog...

Answer:Windows Essentials Security???

I think most of us on here use MSE. I've used it since it was a beta and it has not let me down....no virus's since it's implementation.

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Hi,

I try installing Windows Essentials and it wont install! This came up for 1 hour

I got bored and cancelled the process and now the windows all user install service agent wont work, I cant log onto and internet connection won't come to my apps I have install.

Do I have to refresh my computer or anything else?

Thanks

Al

Answer:Help with WIndows Essentials 2012

A refresh would be your easiest option. Remember that a refresh will remove any installed apps that were not pre-installed on the system and your data files will land in C:\Windows.old. Since that's the case, I like to suggest that afterwards, you install the apps you life, then create a new image using the "recimg" command line tool. That way your "refresh" will refresh with your apps installed and data intact.

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hi people I know you guys are pretty damn good and very helpful but i just want to clear some things up with live essentials..

1. I have uninstalled live essential and it has taken out messenger that i use everyday..

2. Is there a standalone messenger version for 2010 or 2011 and where can i download it from. Without the essential package

When thinking about it will i still get that shitty essential package again with a standalone version of msn messenger, reason why i'm saying this is because a friend of mine recently installed msn messenger and he got the essential package and what annoys me is why is microsoft bundling programs together...


thanks guys for any help

Answer:Windows Live Essentials Help

Welcome
I THINK that this is a stand alone.
Windows Live Messenger 2011

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i keep getting a windows update for windows essentials 2011KB2434419, but when i try to update it says it cant do update because of another version being installed error 0x80280008 trouble is im unable to delete the version ive got installed , any ideas please .

Answer:Windows live essentials help !

Which version of Essentials do you have installed? 2012 is the latest. You may have a false prompt and not need KB2434419.

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PLEASE HELP. I accidentally uninstalled Windows Essentials and when i try to reinstall it, it doesn't install. it shows the box that says the do you want to run this program on your pc and choose which apps to install, but when it shows the click close to let
begin windows essentials, it doesn't show up in my system. I looked in my downloads and programs and its still not there. I've done this like more than 10 times so please help

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I've tried everything to unistall and reinstall Windows Live Essentials and I mean everything. Is there anyway to do a clean instal?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

You can try Microsoft Fixit. Start HERE:Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled Click Run Now/RunAfter accepting there will be a very quick scan. When that is finsihed choose Detect problems and let me select the fixes to apply. You will be presented with 2 options: Installing and Uninstalling. Make your choice. Scroll to the list and choose Windows Live Essentials and follow the steps which will guide you through the process. Hopefully this will work.

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Does anyone know if Microsoft is going to replace Windows Live Essentials as I heard on a cnet message forum administrator that Microsoft will no longer offer that suite or programs?

I used to use Windows Live Writer to blog but I needed more features, especially with uploading a set of pictures to a gallery in a post as if it were being uploaded to WordPress' gallery themselves.

Windows Live Mail and Live Writer have been awesome and since Windows Live Messenger was replaced by Skype, is it possible for Microsoft to replace Live Writer, Live Mail and other Live products?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

I heard a while back that MS was dropping the "Live" branding on their products and I think they were re branding a lot of stuff with the "MSN" brand. Time will tell.

Jim

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Microsoft has released Windows Essentials 2012 which includes new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Details about the new features in Movie Maker and Photo Gallery are available in the Windows Experience Blog, Introducing the New Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
Windows Essentials 2012 includes the new SkyDrive for Windows app as well as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Outlook Connector Pack and Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker. Windows Live Mesh and SkyDrive
If you install Windows Essentials 2012, it is important to note that if you have Windows Live Mesh installed, it will automatically be removed if you install the new Movie Maker or Photo Gallery. In its place Microsoft SkyDrive will be installed. Microsoft has specified that if the new Movie Maker and/or Photo Gallery in Windows Essentials 2012 are installed, you can not have Windows Live Mesh on the same PC.
In order to sync folders from the cloud to all of your PCs, it will then be necessary to install SkyDrive on all of your PCs or Macs. (Windows Live Mesh continues to be available from the Download Center: Windows Live Essentials.)
(Additional Information)

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

Thanks for the post Corrine.
If anyone needs to download it in other foreign languages, its is available in 48 languages. Windows Essentials 2012: Download links for 48 languages

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Email wont connect due to an update and now has the error Ox800ccc19 how can I fix this

Answer:Windows essentials email

Have you tried going back to previous restore point?

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I'll tell you what I think shall I? I think that Microsoft doing away with Windows Live Essentials such as mail and messenger is wrong, they are basically trying to FORCE people who HATE skype (such as myself) to use it and outlook and I much prefer Live Mail and Messenger and now that I can't have either, I have no way to communicate with my family and friends except facebook which half of them don't even use and they HATE skype as much as I do! FOR FECK'S SAKE BRING WINDOWS LIVE MAIL AND MESSENGER BACK, MICROSOFT AND STOP FORCING PEOPLE TO DO THINGS YOUR WAY AND LET THEM FECKIN CHOOSE!!!!!!

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Essentials 2012 is still available and I run it on Windows 10. It has Mail but not Messenger.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#wetabs=we2012

Jim

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tried to install wave 4 beta version but due to error only bing toolbar installed. panicked & tried to uninstall all from add/remove which would not work. so used revo uninstaller & cleared everything. then tried to reinstall the current(not beta) but the installer says I have all the programmes but I can't find them listed.any help suggestions welcomed as to what should be done to get them back. I have windows 7 pro 64 bit.

Answer:windows live essentials help

Try system restore. Pick a restore point when your computer was working as you wished.

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I seen somewhere about an Essentials edition. Does anybody know what this is?

Thanks
 

Answer:What exactly is Windows XP Pro ESSENTIALS edition?

It is a program to make a XP OS somewhat look and act like Vista. It is a waste of your money. If want Vista buy a new machine with it installed.
 

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Hi i am unable to uninstall my windows live essentials.whenever i uninstall it from the add/remove programs, i get the uninstaller, when i press remove one or more programs, it just skips the selection page, and i am unable to select the programs i want to uninstall and brings me to the completed pop up where it says that the uninstallation is complete. Please advice
 

Answer:Windows live essentials

Get yourself RevoUninstaller. One is free the other costs a little. Any one of them is worthy of their name, and they will uninstall right from the roots. Just follow their instructions.
 

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I have downloaded Windows Movie Maker into Windows 8 from Microsoft. I understand it is part of the Windows Essential Suite. The screen says it has downloaded successfully and that my Essentials is up to date, but ... Where is it?
I cannot find Essentials or Movie Maker anywhere on my PC, no icon, nothing.
Where does it put it?

Answer:Windows 8 and downloaded Essentials

Perhaps it's installed but hiding from you - try this simple way to search for it:
Make sure you're on the Start Screen (with all the big coloured tiles) then simply start typing movie maker. Hopefully the program will appear at the top. If you want you can right-click it then choose "Pin to Start" and/or "Pin to Taskbar" so it's immediately available for the next time.

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I am trying to uninstall Windows Live Essentials. I have tried to uninstall it through the control panel but that doesn't work. Windows live mail crashes every time I try to open an email with an attachment that can only be opened by windows live mail. So I figured that if I could remove the entire suite of windows live essentials and then reinstall it I could fix the problem. Other than using a big hammer I wonder how I can ever remove windows live essentials. Any help would be appreciated.

Tom C.
 

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

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Does anyone know if Microsoft is going to replace Windows Live Essentials as I heard on a cnet message forum administrator that Microsoft will no longer offer that suite or programs?

I used to use Windows Live Writer to blog but I needed more features, especially with uploading a set of pictures to a gallery in a post as if it were being uploaded to WordPress' gallery themselves.

Windows Live Mail and Live Writer have been awesome and since Windows Live Messenger was replaced by Skype, is it possible for Microsoft to replace Live Writer, Live Mail and other Live products?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials

I heard a while back that MS was dropping the "Live" branding on their products and I think they were re branding a lot of stuff with the "MSN" brand. Time will tell.

Jim

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Hello everyone...
Love you, hope you can help me,
I have been using Windows Live Essentials for a long time, until i started to have issues with it (many of them), so i have moved on to alternative software. (For e-mails i use strictly IncrediMail now, happy with it).
One of the issues was with Family Safety app - i installed it, used it, moved on to Norton Parental Control, the problem is every time i removed Family safety from my live account it kept coming back (just like in old horror movies), instead of Jason X i got Family Safety X, how bout Family Safety VS Norton Parental Control for a nice horror flick?
So i had to msconfig and just disable it there 9 not really a solution)
My major issue is that i can not uninstall Windows Live Essentials, and i have tried everything. Could not do it from control panel add remove programs, could not do it with the original install file, there is just no such option.

What should i do, i really want to get rid of it.

Thanks a lot in advance...
 

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I would like to remove this mishmash of crap from my computer, but not being overly savvy about the thing, what are the pitfalls I might encounter? Will the package just be removed without affecting something essential in my machine? I assume my Hotmail account, being web mail, will remain accessible. Not at all sure about the IM, but I'm thinking about going to AIM on that anyhow. Windows 7.My add/remove programs has but one reference to windows live, called "Windows Live Essentials." That's the one I'm contemplating removing.Thanks in advance for any info.

Answer:Windows live essentials

I disagree with your opinion of Windows Live Essentials but, yes, you can remove it without doing any harm to your computer.

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Windows Essentials 2012 Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, OneDrive, Family Safety, Mail, Writer
 
Goes away in January 2017
Web installer
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=255475
http://g.live.com/1rewlive5-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe
 
Windows Live Essentials 2011 Windows Vista
This software is no longer available for download.Windows Live Essentials 2009 Windows XP
This software is no longer available for download.Learn more about Windows XP end of support
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14223
 

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Started getting the alert today and I knew it was a scam so I just tried clicking close and it keeps popping right back up, it won't let me connect to the internet or run task manager so I can't download rkill to stop the process, any ideas on how to stop the process??

Answer:Windows Essentials Alert

See BC Removal Guide.Near the end of the guide...are instructions for what to do, where to post...if you still have problems or are unable to follow the procedures to satisfaction.You don't have access to a second system?Louis

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I received notification that I have a update. It is Windows Live Essentials 2011. I run Vista 64 with service pack 2. I have windows live and apparently a older build that does not allow me to install the new program. The message state I have a older flavor build and the new build will not install over this older build. Suggestions? Remove my current build?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials.

Originally Posted by avgwarhawk


Remove my current build?



yes.

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My windows Action Center says that Both of this are turn off ? I can't get Windows 7 Defender to turn on but I ran MSE to scan and works fine?

Answer:Windows 7 Defender and Essentials Off

Hi there ..Windows Defender is disabled when you Install MSE .. So as long as that is working you have no problem

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Is it safe to install Windows Essentials 2012 on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 3? Photo Gallery is what I am really after because it has a photo resize function where W10 Photo app does not.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012

I see no reason why you cannot.
MS is still supporting Windows Essentials.

I don't have a Surface Pro, but I have been using Windows Essentials 2012 programs on my 2 laptops running Win 10.

Why did you use the word" safe" ?
You have heard of warning of that kind ?

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Hello.
For over a week now when i boot up pc i get a notifaction telling me an update for Windows Essential is available.It stays on my toolbar and if i click it starts to download Windows Essential 2012 and i then cancel it. I have windows live messenger and use hotmail/outlook but i have used a tweak to keep WLM working.
I did once try it and it removed WLM and started Skype and Onedrive so i did a system restore back to before it installed.
I think all this started about 20/2/2014 but it does not come from windows updates but when i start the pc up in the morning and sometimes again later in the day.
I have looked online about this and some people say its connected to Microsoft changing from Skydrive to Onedrive.
Thank you for any help you can give me.

Answer:Windows Essentials keeps trying to update

Vincent mate try going to updates and hiding it.
You do this by pulling up updates and in the list is to go just right click on that update within the listing and then pick "Hide" it won't pop up again.
You can do this with any updates that are annoying or not wanted.

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I have Windows 7 running Essentials. Should I change to Defender?

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Hi as my description says i cant re-enable after a malware got into the program heres the hijack log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:51:34 PM, on 5/21/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec MyWinLocker\x86\mwlDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Users\kentomaiki\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Megaupload\Mega Manager\MegaManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec IPS\PmmUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LMworker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec IPS\EgisUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\kentomaiki\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\kentomaiki\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:windows secruity essentials disabled

you can't enable MSE because you have Avast and McAfee installed and running

You can only have 1 antivirus installed at a time

decide which one you wnat & unnistall the others
 

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How can I do this completely?
I ask because I have uninstalled the programme via the Control Panel but when I try to reinstall I am getting various errors , some of which refer to updating the junk filter which is in the Windows Live Mail.
I imagine that with a clean uninstall that this error would not appear .
But would a 100% clean uninstall mean the loss of all my emails?

thanks

Answer:uninstalling windows live essentials

If you don't want the junk filter, stop using Email & revert to writing letters.

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BIG BIG change of heart after this OP. I'ts all explained a couple post down from this original.

Very unhappy with WLE 2011.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

Crow isn't too bad with a little Cajun seasoning.
Just ate some last week. See my Post# 83

Intel Discloses Chip Glitch

This is one of the best forums I have been on and hope it stays that way.

Jim

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I get a pop up that says that I have updates to install. One is Windows Live Essentials 2011. When I try to download it, I get a msg that says: " Couldn't install programs. You already have different build flavor of Windows Live." Then under help I get " \If you want to install this version, first uninstall the version on your computer." I checked and Windows Live Essentials 2011 KB2434419 is listed several times as follows: Failed 10/21, successful 10/21, successful 10/27, successful 10/28. The pop up also has Error: 0x80280008.

If Live is already installed, why do I get an update notice? Do I need to uninstall all the other downloads? I have a folder Windows Live but no sub-folder or other folder that shows Live Essentials. Windows Live shows 30 updates over the last month or so. Do I need to uninstall the Windows Live Program. I have an uninstall program, Revo Uninstaller, that shows a Windows Live Essentials Program. Should I uninstall it? Basically, how many of these should I uninstall? Or how can I get the notice to download to stop appearing?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

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For the past 6 1/2 weeks I've been running windows 7 professional pefectly I've been using zone alarm 9.1 and avast free home edition.
This all started up on monday evening at 9:50pm when I decided to take down avast for about a week and see how windows 7, zone alarm and microsoft essentials did on it's own.
I didn't realize it right away, but when I downloaded microsoft essentials from microsoft's website and installed it.
When it had finished I rebooted my machine and upon start up, the minute microsoft essentials came online with startup programs my computer did a very hard freeze I didn't know what the problem was at first but I had to begin eliminating certain updates from windows uninstalled zone alarm 9 system mechanic 9, even java and recently installed drivers. none of them was the problem.
It had gotten so bad that I had reinstall windows 7 via usb memory card because my dvd-rw got knocked out from all the ruckus.
Eventually at 12:45am today I got everything back up and running again.
As soon as I put microsoft essentials on there and it "DOWNLOADED" a program update it was right back at locking up the pc.

For anyone who might handled this problem or windows 7 beta do you know why it's doing this ?
Directed @Mak: do you know if there might be a specific software conflicts problem between 7 and microsofts antivirus program ?

Answer:This could be a big problem for others microsoft essentials and windows 7.

So you are on Win7 Beta still?

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Hello Seven Forums,

I started out with Win7Pro that just had Windows Live Mail. Then came along Windows Live Mail Essentials 2011 which reported to the greatest thing since the wheel. However I really do not like the program, especialy the NAG to long into Windows Live using my ID etc. I have not been able to remove that NAG so I want to remove the essentials part but KEEP the garden variety of Windows Live Mail. 6 moths ago I did this but it removed windows live mail so had to download it from Microsoft and re-install it, so I would like a better uninstall so as to keep windows live Mail only. Can anyone suggest a simple way to do that. I have exported what messages I want to keep along with my address book.

I would appreciate any help with this. I have another question but is unrelated so will post another message for that question.

Windows seven forum has been a great help to me in the past, thanks to all.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

You download Windows Live Mail as a single application here: Windows Live Mail 2011

It'll download the installer first then you just need to click "Choose the programs you want to install", and then deselect the apps you don't want.

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Hi...
I'm relatively new to Win 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and have just discovered it doesn't include Windows Movie Maker which was on XP.
However, I noticed online Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is supposed to work with the above.
It downloaded fine but when I went into 'All Programs' and clicked on Windows Movie Maker, nothing happened.
I noticed also the icon next to it was a blank one and not a 'Windows' one.
Checking Add/Remove (I actually use Revo) the program was definitely installed.
Nevertheless, I uninstalled then reinstalled. No joy. I then uninstalled it completely.
I then noticed Windows Live Essentials contains the Movie Maker.
I selected only the 'Photo & Movie Maker' from the list and downloaded.
However, the same thing happened as with Windows Movie Maker 2.6. Also, same blank icon.
I must be missing something simple here.
Can anyone help?
Many thanks

Answer:Windows Live Essentials - not working?

Hello kwil

I have movie maker 2.6 installed and running fine here (same OS) and have the live essentials version also, what is strange is your having problems with other newly installed programs also. Where did you get the download from - Download: Windows Movie Maker 2.6 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Any other recent problems installing programs.
Maybe a quick SFC scan and malware scan also for starters - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Danny

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I was running the Win7 preview on my laptop, and when retail came out, I wiped it out and installed the final version. It's running fine, but..

Windows Update is not giving me updates for Security Essentials.

I thought Update was supposed to do that? Am I doing something wrong here, or does 7 final not do that? If that's the case, how do I get it to check for virus scanner updates like it does for Win Defender?

Answer:Security Essentials & Windows Update

MSE updates itself in its CP, Windows Update does not include MSE Definition Updates.

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Hi all
Was on Fast pass tv
Noticed my firewall/ Microsoft essentials close on tool bar.
Will not let me run , emisoft emergence y kit.
Hijack ran , Checked results , but hijack this will not remove just stays there .
Help please.
Logfile of IObit HijackScan v1.0.2.0
Scan saved at 18:12:55, on 2011-5-24
This appears to be the problem

O23 - Service: Secondary Logon (seclogon) - Unknown -
 

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There are those among us who can use this product, i.e.practically all of us.

Free ebook: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

This ebook is for Win 10 including the Anniversary update Final Preview Version 1607
Free ebook: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets Microsoft Press blog

Answer:Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

Tnx. Even when you think you know it all more shows up. I remember thinking of myself as being master of DOS when I got a book on DOS. It was a size of a small encyclopedia and I realized my expertise was on order of 10%.

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I usually use Skype, but sometimes I use Windows Live Messenger. One day, I saw a newer version of this program, so here's what I did:
1) I downloaded the newest version
2) Installed.
When I was installing it, it deleted the old version. When I was installing the new version it installed in about 0.000000001 second. I was like: WT* . But when I click Close, nothing opens (The installation said, that if I click close, it will open). Then I opened Start --> Clicked All Programs --> Searched for a folder named Windows Live or something --> Found it --> Empty.

What should I do?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials Error

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Which site did you download the updated version from?

Was it a genuine Microsoft site?

Something certainly doesn't sound right so I'd be inclined to run an anti-virus scan, and then use Microsoft's system restore to a point in time before you downloaded the update.

Malwarebytes is pretty good for this job.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

You can get the latest version of Windows Live Messenger here.

Messenger - With Messenger, bring your conversations to life

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My daughters Facebook contacts has some how linked to my widows live mail account contacts, and it won't let me delete any off them. I have about 950 contacts of my daughter. Any idea how I get rid off them

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

I'm guessing you have a Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook.com account as well? In which case close Live Mail and try logging into Windows Live: https://profile.live.com/ and on the left side click the 'manage' link - you should see Facebook listed as a connection - click the 'edit' button and select 'remove this connection completely' Click 'ok' and log out. Restart Live Mail and see if the contacts have gone."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hi,
I wanted to download Windows Live Essentials. Although I have disabled firewall and all the antiviruses. Yet I get this message. How do I successfully download?

Answer:Downloading Windows Live Essentials

Hello rin,

First off, you should only ever have a single antivirus software as multiple antiviruses will get in the way of each other and cause havook in your system. in addition, if you were to uninstall any of them, you would need to use a special uninstaller tool, usually given out for free by the same company who makes the antivirus software.

There are various security softwares that you can use in additon to an antivirus, but only ever have a single antivirus at any one time.

Now, are you able to connect to the internet without any problems? Can you restart the computer and try again?

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Was going to use windows movie maker 11 on my windows 10 and see it is no longer available as part of that package called Essentials .. I guess I could drop over $60 for an ''on line same type'' program.. but here's the deal ..Why?

I am so glad I still have windows XP pro sp3 with windows maker 11 still installed on it.. I have this windows xp on another HD ( duel boot) so will have to run and and use the video/audio files I need from window 10 over to the older video program .. Unless someone knows of the same type free program..

I always laugh at how a google search will produce ''Free programs to download''
but $$50/ 60 to buy/use after it has been 'streamed for free'' down to your desktop .. !!

Answer:just realized that windows essentials is no longer available..

Hi, if you search the forum for movie maker you will find
- it's been discussed a number of times
- some threads have out of date links (that's natural)
- some provide possible downloads..

like
Just Upgraded to Windows 10, Can Anyone Tell Me How to get Movie Maker - Windows 10 Forums

Then there are sites that offer something like it or similar.. explore at your own risk..
Windows Movie Maker Free Download - For Windows 7/8/10/Xp/Vista
Wondershare Filmora .... (free)...

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After I installed windows security essentials the Internet slow down loading the pages. I tested under windows Vista and Windows 7 and under both OS has same issue. Any solutions or ideas out there?

Answer:After installing windows security essentials

what were you using before MSse, maybe you didnt completly remove it, ive not heard of SE slowing down page loads..and i use it on many system 32 and 64 bit.type msconfig in the run box see if any other AV's are running, uncheck any that are set to run at startup.you can also try to disable realtime protection in the settings in SE.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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hi there
i been using wlm or windows mail essentials for more than 2 years now
with 8 email accounts stored i couldnt be happier with it

but i recently got an iphone and after adding my mail accounts their its kinda stupid having to delete the same email once from the iphone and then from the desktop wlm

but after doing some reading i found that through outlook you can overcome this problem by " web access "

is their a solution for this and to keep using wlm ?
if not how can i apply that to the outlook ?

regards
ahmed

Answer:windows mail essentials or outlook

Don't know about the phone but each account in WLM has this Delivery option.

Jim

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I am trying in vain to download Essentials (I want re-install Windows Mail Live)and cannot to it.
On the Microsoft Website I click on the link 'Download Now' for the Essential Pack and absolutely nothing happens.
Any suggetions?

Answer:Unable to download Windows Essentials

More on this: I am actually unable to download anything, not just software updates, I cannot download pdfs or Word docs from websites, nothing at all. I can browse websites OK, so I know connection is OK and a different PC in the house is fine.
Is there a setting somewhere that prevents downloads?

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I installed 360TSE on Windows 10 64 in Shadow Defender. Everything was fine...install/scan/browsing/realtime/system response, etc...

I am thinking of trying it. Few queries for 360TSE users especially on Windows 10 64.
1. Did you get any FPs especially Microsoft/Windows/System files?
2. Do you find it FPs prone i.e not acceptable/many/system files FPs?
3. Settings - Virus Scan - "Do not upload unknown files" - Is this option for ondemand only or realtime too?
4. Rightclick tray icon - Download manager - Settings - "Do not upload after p2p upgrade" - I am on limited bandwidth... should I check this option?
 

Answer:360 Total Security Essentials on Windows 10 64

1. Yes, two. But I do not have the .log saved, sorry Since then, next to no FP.
2. No.
3. On demand to my finding, it asks for uploading unknown files when not checked.
4. It shares your bandwith as well as Windows 10 does it (for updates) if not deactivated. Yes, you should deactivate it.

Qihoo 360 TSE has done a great job on both Windows 10 x64 machines I employ, with no noticeable slowdown / FP.
 

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Hi,
I am running Windows 7 X64 bit SP1. I had my hard drive reformatted and the Tech mistakenly installed Windows Security Essentials instead of McAfee VirusScan, which I had previously installed. I am also running Windows Mail Live which I need to retain. How can I uninstall Windows Security Essentials without disturbing Windows Live Mail? Thanks for your help.

Answer:How can I delete Windows Security Essentials?

Go thur Programs and Feathures Programs and Features - Uninstall or Change a Program
Jerry

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Help

I am infected by the above named trojan. I tried to follow the bleeping computer instructions to remove the program, but the rkill program recommened to interrupt the program shuts down immediately. The other two renamed versions also didn't work. I ran Malware Bytes antivirus, but it did not detect it as the trojan was still running. I also tried House call and Avast with neither detecting the trojan. I can't get normal internet access with Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer or the task manager to boot up. I can use go online with an ancient copy of Netscape, which I am using to write this post.

Thanks

Answer:Windows security essentials trojan

Please run RKUScan With RKUnHookerPlease Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click Scan.Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth,. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.Note** you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"

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I want to try Windows Photo Gallery, but the installation doesn't give an option of an alternative Drive. My 'C' drive is a 120GB SSD, but I would prefer to install it on drive 'D' which is a 1TB HDD. In this months PCA page 114, Roland Waddilove suggests using symbolic Links with a program called SymMover to move the program files to 'D' leaving just a link on 'C'. Is this the only viable solution?

Answer:Installing Windows Essentials on a different drive

I've made a bit of a cock-up here. Although I don't have all of 'Essentials', I do have Photo Gallery installed. I was reading an article that said Photo Gallery wasn't installed by default, then realised I had it. However, I then checked my previous posts and remembered I'd already asked a question about this program. Annoyingly, it wants to upload every image from my phone, including online stuff, be it sky sports images, argos, amazon, whatever, so I stopped using it. Instead, I've been using Picasa3, which only uploads from my phone's gallery (HTC One Mini) without duplicating. Windows Photo Gallery has all the pics that Picasa3 has so I'm seriously thinking of uninstalling the Windows Essentials stuff, and free up some space on my SSD. Any problems with this idea?

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MG lists Windows Live Essentials 16.4.3505 (various components) on the download page. However, the download link downloads wlsetup-all.exe v15.4.3555 (Windows Live Essentials 2011).

The download for Windows Live Essentials 2012 (v16.4.3505) can be found at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/essentials-home
 

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 16.4 announcements

It should be noted that Windows Live Essentials 2012 removes Windows Live Mesh as we knew it in Windows Live Essentials 2011. Instead of remote desktop operations (2011) it's now like Dropbox or other cloud servers, but they don't warn you that whatever you already have on the cloud will be downloaded to your computer again filling your hard drive. I was wondering why my SSD kept filling when I wasn't adding any content.

I'm going back to 2011. Microsoft "improved" it a little to much for me in 2012.rolleyes:cryconfused
 

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Windows Live Essentials 2012 16.4 is a Windows 7 & Windows 8
download only it will not work with Vista or any system earlier

Please Advise all members of Majors Geeks not to waste there time trying to Downlaod it if they have Vista Or Earlier onthere PC's rolleyes
 

Answer:Windows live Essentials 2012

Your post is partially inaccurate. The updates for Photo Gallery and Movie Maker will not allow them to run on a Vista operating system, the other items install and run fine on Vista as I'm on a Vista machine as I type this.

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/08/windows-essentials-2012-now-available/
 

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I have a non genuine copy of windows 7 on my laptop. As a result my microsoft essentials appears not to have updated and my computer may be in threat. Should I do the right thing and buy an official version of Windows 7 or can i trick microsoft essentials into working properly as before?

Answer:Microsoft Essentials and non genuine Windows 7

if you have a pirate copy of windows, nobody here is going to help you.

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CAN NOT Get Windows Live Mail to run. (made a post last year , no help)

Anywho , Ive been having problems with Windows Live essentials for years now.
Wether it be a .dll or oracle 270 , 260 error. It worked about 2 years ago , then one day when updating to new Windows Live package it fails. I seen others get there windows live essential fixed , Id like mine to be fixed also

-Its installed.
-Ready to work with whoever to get it fixed and working again.

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My mother in law got a new computer with windows 7 and windows live essentials. She has windows live email. She cannot send or receive email and the password box keeps coming up asking for her account name and password which she cannot remember.

Can windows live essentials be removed from the computer and be reinstalled and clear this up? She is 80 years old so I am trying to correct this for her. I know tech guy frowns on helping recover passwords so I am not asking for that. I was just wondering if removing the program and reinstalling would let her start over again? Thank you for your help.
 

Answer:reinstall windows live essentials

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Having so much trouble with this at a loss how to solve it.
Have live mail but it doesn't work. There are so many problems don't know where to start. Basically the problem is that it will not send or receive mail. Every time it is tried get a Logon (server needs this info) window that asks for username (which is, it seems, only partially filled in. Ends at where the @ would appear ) Put down the password but the same logon window keeps reappearing. Don't know if any explanations will help. Need a tech to get into it to see if there is anything wrong but remote access is worrisome.
 

Answer:Windows Essentials Live Mail

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Microsoft had made it official.
It will no longer provide support and definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP users after April 8, 2014.

http://www.neowin.net/news/its-offi...r-microsoft-security-essentials-end-april-8th

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Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials And Windows XP

Good to know. I still have a desktop with XP and MSE.
 

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Hi everyone!I have this frustrating problem with an installation of Windows Live Essentials on a Windows 7 (64bit) machine. I previously had Windows Live Messenger and Mail installed, but then installed Microsoft Office Outlook to replace Windows Live Mail. I attempted to uninstall Windows Live Essentials to no avail. I think messed around it and have tried ever so many registry tweaks, cleaners and scripts to try and remove all traces of the Essentials suite. It seems completely uninstalled (even now I can see no sign of any Windows Live product).On reinstalling Windows Live Essentials, I now get an error which is highly frustrating:I have tried the fixes for similiar errors but yet again to no avail. I appreciate any answers ThanksJay

Answer:Windows Live Essentials CANNOT install!

This is the best advice I see for your error code hr:0xX80070643See reply by Windows Live Shiela F here: http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?thr...73-ec93e8ddfad6

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When I install Windows Live Essentials Update KB2520039 and open Live Mail a huge error message pops up. Sometimes I cannot read downloaded messages and sometimes I cannot send a message.
Does anyone know what the problem is and how to avoid it?
I have used System Restore to go back and then everything is OK.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials KB2520039

I would uninstall Live Mail, then ireinstall it

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Everytime I download Windows Live Essentials, it asks me to close to start it. However, it won't start at all. What am I doing wrong?
 

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