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Server Essentials 2012 R2 vs Windows 10 vs WHS 2011?

Question: Server Essentials 2012 R2 vs Windows 10 vs WHS 2011?

I want to choose an OS for a media server, has to be Windows. I have valid keys. The server hw is pretty old, its an old SuperMicro with AMD Opteron, 6GB DDR2 etc.

Which of these is going to have the lowest resource usage? I don't need to use any pc backup features, just run it as a server with the usual tasks like Plex/Emby, downloading etc.

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Answer: Server Essentials 2012 R2 vs Windows 10 vs WHS 2011?

2012 Essentials gets my vote but I bet it's less featureful than WHS2011. Based on how many strange happenings I have on my workstation at work with a clean non-OEM install of Win10 TH2, I would not use it for a server at all. Here's to hoping 2016 is better in reliability than the counterpart 10...

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So, I am trying to setup Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have it installed, and it boots to the dashboard, and starts the"Set Up Windows Server 2012 Essentials" dialog, it leads to "Error occurred during Installation" and says to reboot, or save logs, I have a copy of the logs files, if anyone would like them.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Essentials

re-download and re-install.
 

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I'm trying to help a friend to get their Windows Server 2012 Essentials setup up in their small business.

Server is operational, but I'm having issues connecting PCs to it...

I'm able to get to the server page by going to http://(servername)\connect
I can download the connector software, when I run it it finds the server it ask for user name and password.

After entering info it tries to connect for 20-60 seconds and fails with:

Cannot coonect this computer to the network
The Server is not available. Try connecting this computer again, or for more information, see troubleshooting connecting computers to the server.

any idea what could be causing?

could this be caused by network issues? They are using ATT DSL for internet access, with a ATT model, that is referred to as "gateway.pace.com"

They also have a zyxel smart switch, it seems that both ATT DSL and Zyxel switch are acting as DHCP, and both might be issuing IP addresses.

Another thing I noticed that they are using IP phones for all office phones.
All PCs are connected to the network with an IP phone as a device in the middle, that seems be slowing down the phones from normal gigabit to 10/100 only.

Any help would be grateful.
 

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I am a first time windows server essentials user and i recently added my computer into the server but there is a conflict due to some kind of registry error and i can't delete the registry file from my computer since there is no user found on the permission for drop box. How do i gain permission to delete the registry
 

Answer:Registry Problem in Windows Server 2012 essentials

what do you mean by "added my computer into the server" as it's not clear what you did.
and clarify "there is no user found on the permission for drop box"
it should list local accounts and possibly the SID of a deleted domain user (if you mean you added your computer to the domain that Server 2012 Essentials creates)
 

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Enjoy

Also, I earlier posted a link to a reported work-around for the connector software forcing workstations on the Domain.

Look that over as well if you intend on proceeding with this.

I have not tested this work-around yet, but probably will tonight.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 Essentials has gone RTM and is live on TechNet

Refresh me again on why you're so adamant about not allowing workstations to join the directory?

When I come across biz networks that have servers and workstations all in workgroup mode...I LOL at the "pizza tech" that set those up.
 

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My school gives us server 2012 standard for free. I am wondering if it's possible to install it as 2012 essentials with the same features as essentials kind of like how win pro had every thing home had. Or are the features of server essentials not included in standard? (Features like full pc back up and the dashboard like whs 2011)
 

Answer:can you setup server 2012 standard as 2012 essentials?

Different media for the install, Server Standard and Datacenter use the same media. Essentials has it's own install disk and Foundation and Storage Server share the same media.
 

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I recently replaced our Windows Small Business Server 2003 with a Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials server using the same domain name and same computer name. When I tried to join an existing Windows 7 Professional computer to the new domain,
i kept getting trust relationship errors. I logged on to the workstation using a local login and rejoined the domain but now all the items on the desktop have disappeared including the connection to Windows Live Mail. Can I restore this?

Allen K Dunn

Answer:Windows 7 Professional and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Hi,
 
According the issue, I suspect that your machine created a new user profile in this case. The user profile path is stored in registry, here
is the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList(check the picture).  Please check the value of ProfileImagePath.

 
 
Also, please take a screenshot of C:\Users and post is here.William Tan
TechNet Community Support

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The Client Connect to Windows server 2012 Essentials not working for 1 PC on a network. It didn't work a year ago when I set up the domain and the other 8 PC's connected, but the HDD died so I did a fresh install in Window 7 Pro SP1 and put in all the updates
and tried to connect agian.
The error is that it can't find the server.
I've tried everything else I've seen on the forums, IP v4 only, DNS is only set to the Windows Domain server.

below is the log for the connect attempt, does anyone have any ideas?

10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Start of Computerconnector
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Calling Computerconnector::ShowWizard()
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Done initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] Displaying the wizard
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::AnotherInstallationErrorDlgProc: IDD_ANOTHER_INSTALLATION_ERR Page Initialization
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Installation is ready to run
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] GlobalData::Initialize (192.168.1.151, , C:\Users\BPOWELL.JMS\Downloads\ComputerConnector(192.168.1.151).exe, 1033)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] ExpandEnvironmentStrings return (C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Running Task: Id=1 Description=Downloads the Setup.cab file
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We have an important LOB application (QuickBooks 2018) that requires that requires Internet Explorer 11 for QB to operate correctly.  Unfortunately our server runs Windows Server 2012 Essentials as an operating system (not R2).  From reviewing
various Microsoft documents, I realize that IE 11 is not supported on Server 2012.  However, we need to be able to run QuickBooks, which requires that version of IE.  Upgrading the server OS to 2012 R2 would take hours, because there is no in-place
upgrade option.  We would have to reinstall and configure the OS again from scratch.
Is there anything we can do to resolve this problem?
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.


John

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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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Network - 192.168.1.0/24 Router - 192.168.1.1 Server - 192.168.1.4 DNS - 192.168.1.4 DHCP - 192.168.1.1

**NOTE - Tracert shows "double NAT", network before 192.168.1.1 is 192.168.254.254, I cannot change this from my current position but can in the future.

I have a domain setup, we'll call it 123.local, server name is WINSVR1. AD promotion was setup which then setup DNS. Router is setup to hand out 1.4 as the DNS server.

DNS queries in the browser seem fast and fine but NSLOOKUP queries have issues and I also cannot locate the local server when I'm trying to join PCs to the domain.

Here's a nslookup I tested from a client, unvisited before.

Code:

cbs.com Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.4

DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out. timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to UnKnown timed-out cbs.com Server:
UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.4

Non-authoritative answer: Name: cbs.com Addresses: 64.30.228.50 64.30.228.49

I can ping 123.local and nslookup 123.local along with winsvr1.123.local FROM THE SERVER but I cannot ping or nslookup either from a client. I can ping WINSVR1 (not FQDN) but that's probably from WINS or something.

DNS server logs I see the following: The DNS Server encountered a bad packet form 192.168.1.1. Packet processing leads beyond packet length. The vent data contains the DNS pac... Read more

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials - AD/DNS Issues

Clients should be getting the DNS from the server, especially if you want clients to connect/use the server, especially for logons, policies, etc.
Im guessing the .254.254 is a uverse/att device?
Turn off the DHCP on the .254 device *or* add your current router into the DMZ type zone
Server should be sending out DHCP info
192.168.1.4 as DNS
192.168.254.254 as gateway (or is you can do the DMZ mode use 192.168.1.1)
255.255.255.0 as subnet
 

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Has anyone else gotten this combo to work?

Whenever I try to install WSE2012 through UEFI/BIOS it fails. The computer reboots before I even get into the setup GUI. So far, I have only been able to boot into DOS.

I've removed all PCIE cards, unplugged hard drives, and updated the BIOS to the latest version.

I verified the chksum of the WSE2012 against Technet so i know my download is good.

I burned the ISO to DVD & Flash drive.

Any ideas?
 

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So Im finally putting my big boy pants on and setting up a real home server. There are going to be 3 main uses for this server

1) Home server - Mainly for streaming to all my raspberry pi's and other windows devices but also as a network drive for my ssd only pcs

2) Remote server - Grabbing files away from home, remote vnc etc

3) Web server - Been working on a small personal website for a while now that I want to be able to host myself once it goes live. This isn't my main use for the server and if it isnt going to jive well with my primary uses I can always build a seperate pc for that use.

So if cost wasnt a concern between home server 2011 and server 2012 which would you choose based on my planned usage? I plan on using drive pool or drive bender with whatever I choose. So I would also appreciate some recommendations on which application you would choose with your choice of operating systems. Also, I can't seem to find definitive differences between the server 2012
releases (standard, foundation, essentials) It seems to be more of a licensing thing, so furthermore, which version of server 2012 would you go with?

Sorry guys, Im a total noob at this
 

Answer:Home server 2011 or Server 2012?

Personally, I'm going with WHS2011. I'd rather start with an OS that has most of it's bugs worked out, over an unknown. Since you can get a license for ~$50, why not start there to get your feet wet, then upgrade to Server 2012 once the kinks have been worked out?
 

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It sounds like it would be well-suited to a home file server/backup, as it does full backup of client systems. It sounds like it does some of what WHS does, but is meant for a business market.

I think at one time SBS was able to do WHS-like drive pooling. I haven't seen any info, but can SBS 2011 do that?

I am just curious how well it works. Right now I have Server 2008 running with a virtual WHS for backups, but it's not really optimal as backups aren't really backed up. I have the clients doing a SyncToy backup, but it's not as reliable as I would like. I thought SBS could replace the pair working together, and would remove some complications and maybe be a little more dependable.
 

Answer:Has anyone used Small Business Server 2011 Essentials?

I just picked up a new client thats getting an entire new office setup and got this OS for his server, will post back when its installed and used a bit, its going on a Dell T310, 8gb ram, Xeon 3430, 300gb SAS in raid 1

(5 Workstations will be OptiPlex 380, 8gb ram, quadro fx1800, c2d 2.93, Win7 pro x64, 250gb sata)
 

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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30327

This is the Beta, of course.
 

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I don't do these posts (Hey look at me, I'm awesome!!!), but this one needed to be made...
I am a graduate of both WHS v1 and 2011. I liked both, missed drive extender, and loathed my ATT Gateway as a result. That said, they always backed up on time, and the way I wanted, with no issues (until Drive Bender decided to bork everything and my Windows 8 laptop refused to play nice with WHS2011).

Well, my server needed an upgrade anyway, so I decided to gut it (mostly) and start over with the new Server Essentials 2012. (SE2012 from here on)

Old Specs: Core 2 Duo E4400, 2gb DDR2, Some s775 Asus board, and a 9800GT PE + a 2TB WD Green.

New Specs: AMD A6-3650, 4GB DDR3, an MSI A55m-P33, an Intel 120gb SSD for the OS, and I added two more WD Green 2TB drives (total 6tb).

I cannot emphasize it enough how easy the setup was. Drivers installed with no issues, straight from the mobo disk, and then updated through windows update. Unlike with my two WHS installs, I didn't have to trick them into thinking it wasn't a server OS etc. Getting DriveBender back in the form of storage pools was awesome, and again, set up with no issues whatsoever including built in duplication. The entire process, hardware switch included, took MAYBE 2 hours. That includes setting up a domain on the network with SE2012.

So, compared to my previous server OS experience, I also like the new dashboard. It's a bit easier to work with and makes a little more sense, though some of the dire... Read more

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I've reached the end of my limited networking knowledge. Here's the deal:

- I have my home server running Windows Server Essentials 2012. Its primary function is backups of my various computers.
- My ISP is ATT Uverse, which provides a modem/router/gateway. It sucks teh ballz, so I set into bridge mode and set up a Netgear Nighthawk behind it. ALL devices are connected to the Nighthawk.
- I want to set up the server for remote access so that family can grab pictures and files remotely, and so I can do the same.
- I followed the instructions and the auto setup (I had to forward ports 80 and 443 manually, but that's done), and from the server's perspective, it says it is set up:



And now the problem:
When I try to access the sever from INSIDE the network, it loads the login page no problem. BUT, when I do so from the outside, the server sends no data, nothing loads.
Am I missing a setting on the bridged gateway?
 

Answer:Server Essentials 2012 Remote Access HELP

Windows firewall enabled on the server? Check your IIS settings.
 

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Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

TechLarry said:


Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.Click to expand...

That's what regular Server 2012 is for....
 

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Starting a migration from SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 Datacenter.

The migration doc says to "run the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server". I've found one link online stating that when going from SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 this step isn't necessary - but I've yet to find any other proof of this.

If I am supposed to run the prep tool, where the heck is it??? Because it's not in the listed location on the ISO from MS:
2.Open Windows Explorer, browse to the \support\tools folder of the DVD, and then double-click the sourcetool.msi file.Click to expand...

Ideas?
Thx
 

Answer:Migrate SBS 2011 to Server 2012 R2 (Datacenter)

What on the server are you migrating? "Everything" is not what I'm looking for
 

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I'm getting ready to replace the old SBS 2003. From the start we had our company web page, email and file sharing between departments but now the only thing running on the SBS is file sharing and a handful of vendor programs both email and wed site hosting is done in the cloud. A cloud service is not an option due to if the internet goes down no one can access files. We still what to run on a domain with AD running with group policy management. We only have about 65 clients logging into the server I did a little research and I'm thinking to go with server 2012 R2 but would like to hear from the real experts Is there and benefits from one or the other for file sharing?

Thank you for your time!
 

Answer:Have SBS 2003 Upgrade to SBS 2011 or Server 2012 R2?

1) do you already have SBS 2011, cause you can't buy it anymore.
2) at 65 clients, your very near the 75 user limit of SBS2011.
 

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I don't know if this is buried here on HOCP or not, but here it is just in case.

There is an article on SuperSite that explains how to add a computer to a Server 2012 Essentials machine (i.e. install the connector software) without it taking over the workstation and adding it to the domain.

Article...

Hopefully MS won't put some sort of bullshit block in for this in the final RTM.
 

Answer:Apparantly you CAN attach to Server 2012 Essentials without Domain

Nice to know. Might allow more people to use it w/o worrying about domain administration.
 

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Hi All,
Any help appreciated with this one!!
I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials Server with Dell Perc 200 raid controller.
All generally works very well. But i have noticed if i copy files from one location to another location on the same hdd, the transfer rate starts reasonable and drops right down to 1-2mb / sec... or less... and sometimes goes to kb/sec and then sometimes drops to 0...
Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed?? Is it windows settings, the raid controller etc???
Thanks, Simon

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Ok, so after a long time working fine, my desktops stopped backing up.

So, as recommended by the TN Article for Client Backup issues, I started the Database Repair Utility in the Dashboard.

It starts, and after a while it fails and says it fails due to an unknown problem. I click the link it provides to find help, and it dumps me in the generic Server2012E page. I've not been able to find any help on this issue.

Any idea's ?

I also ran a SFT /Scannow on the server. The last time I had a client backup issue this fixed it.

Exact Error Wording:

Backup repair did not complete.
An unknown error prevented the backup repair process from starting. Make sure that all services are running then try again.

The services I know to check are indeed running.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials R2 Client Backup Failure

I just put my server together how do you like WSE so far? Planning to install it when my internet get re-connected in a couple weeks.
 

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Hi;
I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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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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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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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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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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Hello! I downloaded Windows Essentials 2011 ( it came in as a Windows Update) it got installed. Nothing but problems..missing components in Messenger, Continually reconnecting..When reconnecting causes Windows hardware fail sound ( device failed to connect sound). I tried to repair..did not work. Tried to restore mky computer to earlier date.."failed to restore message" Uninstalled several times. reinstalled continues to have missing components and continues to show the message that MSG is trying to reconnect with the windows sound alert........I contacted Microsoft and they suggested I install Windows live 2011/security ( which is an anti virus..I have AVG 9. on my computer. So when I went to download Microsoft it said I should uninstall AVG. So I contacted AVG for help and they had me send them some files. They said they could fix the problem. Well I haven't heard from them since Thursday and it is now Sunday. I have sent several emails and no response. Not even there auto reply! So I need help . I must have some kind of virus. ( or something). I did look on the internet and it looks like other people are having trouble with Windows Live 2011 also. But couldn't find any help. Thanks to anyone that can help......

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

The correct way to remove AVG 2011 is through its program folder via Start > All Programs or by using Add/Remove Programs / Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7.If for some reason the AVG uninstall failed using the normal method of Add/Remove, download and run the latest AVG installation file as described here. As noted on that page, do not use the AVG Removal tool which is intended for versions prior to 2011. When the AVG Installer windows appears choose the option to Remove and click Continue to allow the AVG 2011 uninstaller to run. Restart the computer when done.As a last resort you can use the uninstall/cleanup utility (AVG Remover) provided in AVG 2011+9.0+8.x Uninstall/Re-Install Instructions. After restarting and removing the folders, stop where instructed to Stop here if not re-installing.AVG Remover eliminates all the parts of your AVG installation from your computer, including registry items, installation files, user files, etc. AVG Remover is the last option to be used in case the AVG uninstall / repair installation process has failed repeatedly.AVG Download Tools: AVG RemoverIMPORTANT NOTE: Before removing your existing anti-virus, you should download and save the setup file for the anti-virus you are going to replace it with. After doing that, disconnect from the Internet, uninstall your current anti-virus, reboot and then install the replacement. Reboot again to ensure it is working properly before reconnecting to the Internet.

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I know there has been discussion on this before but I am confused. I downloaded the update some time ago and got messages in Window Live Mail that I was not authorised and had tried too many times to log on so my account was blocked! I could get into Live Mail but my Contacts were not available any more. Fed up, I restored my computer to an earlier time.
I want to resize photos so, on advice I found, I did a selective update of Windows Live Essentials for just the Photo Program. However, the whole update installed itself and the Live Mail was defective again. I'm now back to a new restore point but still want the Photo Program. I am running AVG Anti-Virus protection.
Any advice greatly appreciated.

Alan

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

Go to the Start orb and in the search type in appwiz.cpl and hit enter. Choose to Change the Live Essentials and choose to just uninstall Live Mail and leave everything else. If that doesn't work uninstall all of Essentials, and then reinstall it, but this time in the What to Install Window uncheck Live Mail part of the program.

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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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A couple of weeks ago Windows Live Essentials 2011 was Launched and I am happy to say that it is Stable, good Looking and Quick and easy to use. I think Microsoft has definitely made some good software for it. Please post your Reviews

See Windows Live Essentials 2011 For more Information

Many Thanks,
Josh

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

Originally Posted by Shadowjk


A couple of weeks ago Windows Live Essentials 2011 was Launched and I am happy to say that it is Stable, good Looking and Quick and easy to use. I think Microsoft has definitely made some good software for it. Please post your Reviews

See Windows Live Essentials 2011 For more Information

Many Thanks,
Josh



Josh,
I already have Windows Live Essentials installed around March 2008.
I am using the most current version of WLM, 14.0.0416.
What do I need to do if I install 2011 WLEssentials ?
Is the conversion automatic, particularly regarding my WLM ?

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I had Windows Live Essentials installed and removed it and now I'm trying to install it back and the problem is that when I try and install it. It's staying that the programs are still installed but there is no Windows Live Essentials in the Programs/Features to remove it and I searched for the programs there is nothing there.

Thanks,

Kevin


FIX :

This is the fix thanks to: tagen

This is what I did:

1.) Installed: Everything Everything Search Engine

2.) Searched for these with Find Everything and uninstalled all of them.

Writer.msi
Mail.msi
MailLang.msi
Companion.mui.msi
MeshRuntime.msi
WindowsLiveSync.msi
MeshRuntime.msi

3.) Then what I did was run Windows Update and installed Windows Live Essentials 2011 rebooted.

Then I got the Installer back in Program/Features and ran it and Repaired it. Everything is running fine now.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

Find KB2434419 (which is the live essentials 2011 update). That would fix it.

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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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I just downloaded and installed Windows Live Essentials 2011. When I tried to watch a movie I have in my media library through my WDLive TV device it would not let me login to network shares. After some investigating I uninstalled Windows Live Essentials 2011 completely and was again able to log into network shares on my WDtv Live.

Evidently there is a problem between WDTV Live and Windows Live Sign in Assistant in Windows Essentials Live 2011 and it blocks access through my WDTV. I could not find any way to just uninstall the sign in assitant so have totally uninstalled Windows Live Essentials for now. Anyone else having this issue and has anyone found a workaround instead of a total uninstall of Windows Live Essentials 2011?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

Hey there,

I'm having the exact same issue. I don't know how to uninstall just the Sign-in Assistant from Live Essentials 2011 either. Grrr... I shouldn't have upgraded that this morning. ;p

Check this:
WDTV Live + Windows 7 "Invalid Username and Passwo... - Western Digital Community

It's definitely an issue with the Sign-in Assistant, though I don't know whose fault it is. :\

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i just downloaded this and installed it. i see a microsoft silverlight in my start menu. i already have adobe flash player but are both the same or does silverlight do something else? can i uninstall it?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011

Info on Silverlight - http://www.silverlight.net/

You can uninstall it -- but Windows Updates will bring it back in again.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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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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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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i have a notification that windows live essentials 2011 is ready to install on my computer. i do not want alot of the stuff included in it. can i pick what i want? and if not how do i remove it from my notifications? thanks

Answer:windows live essentials 2011

I think that you can pick individual software from this page
Windows Live Essentials 2011

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I migrated an office from 2003 to 2012 Essentials.

I admin'd the box fine setting it up at home with RDS and installed REALVNC on it. Everything was groovy.

Took it to the office and migrated all the workstations to this new domain controller, migrated profiles, etc, moved files, remapped shares, did scripts, etc. Everything went very smooth.

I get home and cannot get to the box thru the VPN as I always did with the 2003 server. Can't ping it, get to it with RDS, VNC, nothing. Can't get to any of the workstations either. I'm thinkin' ohhh crap, I'm in trouble Monday morning, this office is down hard and dead!

Nope, nothing, no calls. I send an email to ask the Doctor if they turned everything off and he said no, everything is working fine.

I am not interested particularly in the web admin access, that I most likely disabled because I can't reach it either. But it looks interesting and I might re-enable it.

But mainly, how do I get RDS and VNC access back? This is a remote site and I'd like to know before I drive 100 miles round trip.
 

Answer:Windows 2012 Essentials Question

Windows firewall?
Possibly it (properly) detected the new network when taken to the office, but set itself to Public network instead of Work or Home?

We had that happen once here, except it was when someone did RDP in. The Network Detection dialog popped up, but he ignored the box; Windows presumably then selected Public network and blocked pretty much all inbound connectivity.
Though that did block literally all inbound connections.
 

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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 feeling my Windows Live Essentilas 2011 is out-dated.
It is because I had been notified for update ( manual update), and when I clicked the popup, I was lead to install Windows Lve Essentials 2011. I cancelled it.
It is because I already have WLEssentials 2011.
It happened at least 3 times. That led me to wonder if my WL Essentials 2011 is outdated.

As far as I know, my WL Essentials 2011 is .... 15.4.3502.0922

Now as I googled , I found there were at least 2 different versions :
15.4.3508.1109
15.4.3538.0513

Someone please enlighten me.

t-4-2

Answer:What is the most current Windows Live Essentials 2011 ?

hi t-4-2

I think the latest version is 15.4.3538.0513 as I'm been offered no updates on this version

Danny

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Windows Live Essentials 2011

The latest and greatest version of the Live Essentials pack is out of Beta and ready for everyone to install.

Messenger now has the ability to connect to social sites like Facebook, MySpace and LinkdIn. You can use Facebook Chat right via the Messenger interface without having to sign into Facebook's website.

Photo Gallery now has the option to create Panoramic Views out of a set of photos as well as the new Photo Fuse which can take similar photos to "fuse" them together for a whole new photo.

There is so many more options that it just cant be justified in such a small post. Check out their site and see for yourself. This is by far the best Live package to date.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011 Released!

I saw that. Haven't updated yet, though.

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Do I have to uninstall the previous version before installing the 2011 version?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download now

I didn't. It detected what was already installed, told me it would upgrade those, then gave me the option of which other components I wanted to install fresh.

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I HAS PROBLEM TO UPDATE WINDOWS LIVE ESSENTIALS 2011 (KB2434419)?DURING UPDATE,MESSAGE ERROR SHOW THISCOULD?T INSTALL PROGRAMS.YOU ALREADY HAVE DIFFERENT BUILD FLAVOR OF WINDOWS LIVE.IF YOU WANT TO INSTALL THIS VERSION,FIRST UNINSTALL THE VERSION THAT IS INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.ERROR:0*80280008SO,WHAT SHOULD I DO, HELP ME

Answer:To update Windows Live Essentials 2011

uninstall the older version, from control panel/programs, then install the newer version.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Is there anyway I can install the windows Live Mail 2011 Essentials and use CUSTOM option to choose what parts of the program I want to install. And if it is possible and it turns out it does not function the way I expected and want to goback to the standard Live Mail 2011, no Essentials.

Or, is there a way to install all of the 2011 Essentials except the OFFICE 2007 MENU BAR, which I do not really like.

Not sure why Microsoft is telling it's users to use it the way we say or go to some other operating system.

Answer:Windows Live Mail 2011 essentials

Welcome
Each component of WLE, can be installed separately. If you want to test a piece of software, make a system restore point, first. You can go back to the way everything was before the install.
You can uninstall the software, too. In my opinion System Restore is a better way to go, you remove everything; even registry pieces usually left behind.

Here is just messenger
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger?os=other

Just Live Mail
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...4-f7803987718c

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Good Morning seven Forums,

I tried to find a forum dedicated to just Windows Live Mail Essentials win 7 Pro, did not find one if it does exist.

My Question: Where in Options for Windows Live Mail Essentials 2011 can I remove the requirement that large emails messages will be divided into 256KB sizes. I checked each option tab and contents in options, Mail and other sections, could not find that options endabled. I want to disable it if possible. I get many emails with large powerpoints that I would like to share with otheres and family. In the cases where messages have been sent divided up never could be re-assembled at the recipient.

Answer:Windows Live Mail 2011 Essentials, Win 7 Pro

I don't think it's a limit in WLM.
In WLM 2012 I just sent and received an Email with a 2,886 KB .rtf attachment.
No problems and file was received as a single file in Outlook 2010 and WLM 2012.

You may want to check with the ISPs for the sending and receiving.

You can do a Google search for windows live mail file size limit
Here is one thread i found from MS about this.
WINDOWS LIVE MAIL DOESN'T SEND A 8.5 MB ATTACHMENT. - Microsoft Community

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ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Swear to god I don't know wtf is wrong.

Answer:Can't Install Windows Live 2011 Essentials.

Not sure why it would do that, but remember, don't install it unless it is absolutely necessary. It's a complete pain in the neck and always gets in the way.

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Microsoft has released the final version of Windows Live Essentials 2011.
The Windows Live team has aimed to ensure that the next version of Windows Live Essentials takes advantage of Windows 7 fully. All applications now use the new ribbon UI and integrate further into Windows 7 by using Jumplists. Windows Live Sync is also included which keeps your files synchronized on the web and across multiple PCs.
Microsoft also introduced several new features for Windows Live Photo Gallery, including photo fusing to blend photos together and improved facial recognition. Download: Windows Live Essentials 2011 Download: Windows Live Essentials 2011 Offline installer

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011 released

I just love the Messenger and Blog Writer even i gave me hours of pain to get it working

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I made the mistake of logging into Window Live ID while using windows live mail now I cannot start using the mail program untill I log into Window live ID, how do I get rid of the nag everytime I use mAIL???

Answer:Windows Live Mail 2011 essentials

Click the small square over top far left. Select Options - Mail. Click the connection tab. "Stop signing in"

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Hello, this is hardy81 sometimes I feel a hundred.

I use windows live mail 2011 essentials. During the past month or so I have been getting a random complaint that some people I email to get up to 45 copies of the same message with the same time. I use Cox Cable high speed with the fastest speed they have available. I talked to their teck support and could not help me sayting that if I used Web mail I would not have a problem, however I have allways usind Microsoft email programs without a problem starting with Windows 3.11, long time ago. I use AVG PAID version for antivirus, along with Malware bytes. It does not appear that I have a virus or some other crazy bug. Sometimes I use the mouse pointer to click the send button, sometimes I just click the enter button on the keyboard to send mail. I am aware of the possibilityof the keyboard enter switch bouncing, however the keyboard is new, about three months old, it is the very bright one with large yellow keys and black letters, eys require a high resolution key board.

Does anyone have an idea about what may cause this???
 

Answer:Windows Live Mail 2011 essentials

Do you save copies in your Sent folder? How many appear there? (If not, turn on that feature.)

Can you email yourself at another address to see if it happens to you there (or with friends' addresses)?
 

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I see this Windows Live Essentials 2011 is listed as an important update. It goes on to list all the things it will do including the bing bar.

I do not want a bing bar and I am wondering if I want any of the stuff listed for the Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Is three a good reason to install this update and if it is installed is it easy to remove bing and any other thinks I do not require like silverlight?

Answer:should I install Windows Live Essentials 2011

I spoke to Microsoft Canada on this issue and they state that if I have security essential installed i do not require installation of Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Is this the case?

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Microsoft decided to do something more than a month that these new versions despite coming in August this year, to be called Windows Live Essentials 2011 and not Windows Live Essentials 2010.

Exclusive: Windows Live Essentials 2011 - Windows Live

Answer:Exclusive: Windows Live Essentials 2011

Yes its being now carried on Neowin too.
Thanks for informing us first

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windows update is showing this as a 160MB update, does anyone know if i can select just the parts i want? (i only use messenger)

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011 (KB2434419)

Hi,

I'm still showing the 1.1mb update

It's going to be the same WLE2011 installer that you can get from the MSN website which allows you to select which apps to install or install all apps.


OS

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I don't get it. Twice i've tried to install windows live essentials, and both times is says that it succeeded. However, when i go to my start menu, there is no entry for Windows Live essentials, its not in "Program files" OR "Program Files(x86)" and its not even listed in "Program features". Its basically non-existent on my machine. all i wanted was to install movie maker. I open the installer, select the photo viewer/Movie Maker package, and click install. Then after a two minute wait, it tells me the install was successful and for me to click the close button to start using live essentials. I'm stumped! I only have one partition on my HDD, and the files are not there, so that rules out the files being my hard disk. And they were not installed on my flash drive. So does anyone what happened or where the files went?

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011 won't install

Actually... nevermind. I found a portable version that i've used in the past and liked even better. Portable Movie Maker

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Is Microsoft finally going to release new versions of its Windows Essentials software tools? I know Skype replaced the Windows live Messenger but it would be fantastic to get a new version of Windows Live Writer for my blogs. I would also love new updated versions of Windows Live Mail and Photo Gallery. Anyone know anything about these products. it has been two years since an upgrade and I want to install this bundle on my new laptop today so can someone provide me a link to a page where the latest version is so I can download this software package. I want the latest and I think the one i have on my Win 7 desktop is old, from 2011 perhaps. Kindly assist.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012? 2013? 2014?

The latest is 2012

Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

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Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012
Here's the latest in a long series of unsolvable problems where Windows Essentials 2012 can not be installed.

The repeated error message - error 0x80040609 - source WLX suite

Installation stops when installing Messenger. There are no previous Messenger installations on the computer.

The computer is running 64 bit Windows 7 . Windows was freshly installed on the computer a few months ago with no problem.

To save the time of asking me to take steps that will not work:

Windows firewall is turned on.

I've downloaded and tried running the offline standalone installer.

I'm running current DirectX.

All Windows Live directories and files have been removed. Uninstall advice does not work because the programs were never installed in the first place

I've downloaded the installation fail fixit and run it.

I've run Windows update.

I've found and zipped the installation log file but so far there's no place to send it.

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Here are two other alleged solutions that did not work.

Ran MSCONFIG and set it for only start up services. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Ran CCleaner twice. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

I started Revo Uninstaller. Windows Essentials 2012 does no... Read more

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

What`s in Windows Live Essentials that you need ?

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When I try to install Windows Movie Maker the Windows Essentials 2012 installer window hangs with the message "Preparing to install..." and the progress bar continues to run across the window. How can I get the installation to run correctly?

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Got tired of the start screen email app real quick, went out and downloaded windows essential pack which includes mail.

Program is a work of art, added all my accounts with just a couple of clicks, personal imap accounts, microsoft accounts and even my yahoo pop account (needs to be yahoo mail plus account, which i have for like $20 a year).

Each account has its own set of folders and each account can be given a color, the ribbon menus on top are great and offer multiple options for your emails.

Reader can be completely customized with many different views, custom column headers, etc.

Can all this be synced to other accounts, and devices who knows, I really am not into that so for me this is the perfect email app

get the free download here: Windows Essentials: Other Programs

Answer:windows essentials 2012 mail is great

I'll look into that once I get my laptop back to 8. Thanks for the link.

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I reset my computer because Windows Live Mail was not connecting to the internet and was getting an error message saying that I have used the wrong password. Now, I still can't use WL Mail and Windows Essentials is still "installing" for the last several days. Consequently, I can't uninstall WL Mail or Windows Essentials or fix them. In addition, I think, because WLE is not installed officially, I can't see my saved videos and still get the same error message when I try to connect to WL Mail...error 0x80280006. I tried to reset my WL Mail password to no avail.
BTW, I'm using Windows 10 and maybe it is partly to blame?
I want to be able to use WL Mail and see my videos, but I don't know how. Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Cannot install and uninstall Windows Essentials 2012.

While searching for info on my problem, I ran a scan of my system with a 'repair tool'...it found many errors and would fix them for a fee, but one of the things it did mention was that I have an Artemis virus. Could this be the cause of my problems>
 

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Here's the latest in a long series of unsolvable problems where Windows Essentials 2012 can not be installed.

The repeated error message - error 0x80040609 - source WLX suite

Installation stops when installing Messenger. There are no previous Messenger installations on the computer.

The computer is running 64 bit Windows 7 . Windows was freshly installed on the computer a few months ago with no problem.

To save the time of asking me to take steps that will not work:

Windows firewall is turned on.

I've downloaded and tried running the offline standalone installer.

I'm running current DirectX.

All Windows Live directories and files have been removed. Uninstall advice does not work because the programs were never installed in the first place

I've downloaded the installation fail fixit and run it.

I've run Windows update.

I've found and zipped the installation log file but so far there's no place to send it.

There are no viruses or malware

Windows Media Player already is installed.

I've run msiexec /unreg
msiexec /regserver

The Windows Installer service is running.

Answer:Cannot install Windows Live Essentials 2012

While waiting for anyone to respond to the original message, here are two other alleged solutions that did not work.

Ran MSCONFIG and set it for only start up services. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Ran CCleaner twice. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

I started Revo Uninstaller. Windows Essentials 2012 does not exist in the add/remove programs list.
I checked Control Panel. Windows Essentials 2012 does not exist in the add/remove programs list.

I've used Regedit to remove all reference to Windows Live. Then ran the Windows Live full offline installer and got the identical error failure.

Still no solutions and no responses.

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Alright, I have been running into a lot of problems lately with installing Windows Essentials 2012. I have gotten 2 different error codes which I have looked into forums about at and done everything they said to do. I have successfully installed it but then when I attempted to launch Movie Maker (which is all I need) it told me that I was missing something (shouldn't the installation put EVERYTHING you need for the program to run on your computer?!). So I got that file and put it in the appropriate folder and then again attempted to launch Windows Live Movie Maker and I got another message saying I was missing a DIFFERENT file. I have run 2 different virus scans and cleans on my computer (because some forum told me to run a scan). Now what is happening is that I am running the installer and with in matter of seconds it says that Windows Essentials has successfully installed. However, when I go and try and use one of the WLE programs IT... IS... NOT... ON... MY.... COMPUTER! I am starting to get pissed off. I have spent hours on end attempting to fix this problem and no forum has helped me.

Hopefully now I can get some real help on what to do.

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 Installing Errors

Hi,
We will do our best to help you,okay first you should never download files from any website they could be harmed,second could you give us a screenshot or the code numbers?,third did you download the WLE Setup from the official site?fourth shouldnt you get the WLE with the ISO file imean with the windows 8.1 i didnt had to install WLE it came with my windows?,fifth check if there is any windows updates then try again with the official WLE installer.

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Hello there! I have been trying to install Windows Essentials 2012: Movie Maker for the entire day today. However thou, no matter how many times I try to install-reinstall-reboot-reinstall, the installation process stops at 80%.

Does anybody here experienced the same issue? I could really use some help. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Essentials 2012 installation stuck

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I just downloaded it last night and didn't have any issues with the Custom install of just Movie maker and Photo gallery :/
Is that how you installed it or did you install the entire package ?
Cheers.

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Can somebody PLEASE give me a working link to Windows Essentials 2012, preferably the offline installer? It's not on Microsoft anymore, and I want to use the Live Mail and Photos apps in place of the default Win10 apps.

Answer:Where on Earth can I download Windows Essentials 2012?

Hi Stargate38

I trust this site. That said please scan with your AV. Hopefully Live Mail is included.

While Live Mail still works for a lot of people it could stop at any time depending on your mail supplier.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/55...ssentials.html

Ken

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Occasionally you come up against a brick wall where Live Essentials ceases to work and you are in the unenviable position of neither being able to install or uninstall.
So I've made a list up of all the Live Essentials Installers/Uninstallers associated with Live Essentials 2011.
By copying and pasting the relevant "Msiexec /x{08234a0d-cf39-4dca-99f0-0c5cb496da81}" string into an Elevated Command Prompt and hitting Enter you will be able to uninstall the uninstallable.
Through this link to MediaFire is a text and pdf file. There is also a .bat file which will, with a double click, commence the uninstallation of everything that Live Essentials installed.

Answer:List of Windows Live Essentials 2011 Uninstallers

Superb Elmer B! Thanks for sharing such useful Uninstaller strings... It will definitely help when Windows Live Essentials Uninstaller is broken.

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A new build (Build 15.4.3508.1109 ) of Windows Live Essentials 2011 has been released today. It’s a QFE (Quick Fix Engineering) update, that is to say, this build is for bug fixes and not UI changes.
This release updates all Essentials 2011 apps from Build 15.4.3502.0922 to Build 15.4.3508.1109 except Windows Live Mesh and Windows Live Family Safety
You can get this build from Windows Live Essentials 2011 - Download free Microsoft programs as web installer .
And you can get the Offline Installer from http://g.live.com/1rewlive4-all/en/wlsetup-all.exe Its size is 209 MB (English language ).
Though the web installer and offline installer version shows 15.4.3502.0922 but when you run this, it’ll prompt you for the upgrade to new build. Here, I can confirm as of now only for English ver.
For other language offline installer please check here. PLEASE NOTE that I have tried only the English offline installer and other language installer may not be updated yet as there’s no official announcement from Microsoft.
As said this build being QFE, fixes bugs but the complete changelog has not been made available yet. I’ll be posting as I come across any changes in various Live Apps.
One of the bug this QFE fixes is in Live Writer. It fixes the AltGr shortcut issue for European Keyboards in Windows Live Writer
Here are details of this fix sourced from Aaron’s Blog - “A new build (15.4.3508.1109) of Windows Live Writer 2... Read more

Answer:New build of Windows Live Essentials 2011 avaialble

It seems they only fixed a bug and not re-enabled functions (link) though so i still won't use it.

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HI
I get this error! that was caused when I tried to install Windows live essentials 2011 from Windows Update! I finally installed and now cant sign in for 4 days! I ve tried everything Ive seen online from downloading every program they say to editing the registry on the system and system restore. please help

Answer:Windows live essentials 2011 Error 80040154

Welcome
Here is a thread from a similar problem
Error 80040154 : cant sign in to WLM 2011 - Windows 7 Forums

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Unable to install Windows Live Essentials 2011. I keep getting error message (0x80040609). I turned off Norton, I turned off my firerwall and tried again with no luck. I have tried everything I know how. I checked suggestions on windows get help page, still not able to install.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Kate

Answer:HELP !!! Unable to install Windows Live Essentials 2011

Originally Posted by KateGalway


Unable to install Windows Live Essentials 2011. I keep getting error message (0x80040609). I turned off Norton, I turned off my firerwall and tried again with no luck. I have tried everything I know how. I checked suggestions on windows get help page, still not able to install.


Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Kate



With little that I know, this information may be totally irrelevent.
Just an information that you may or may not know ....You need to have SP2 installed plus .....

Excerpt :
All of the Windows Live Essentials programs will run only on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and the Platform Update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.
Reference link :
Windows Live Essentials 2011 release notes

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I have been using windows live mail for sometime since going to win7. I used to use Outlook xpress but guess can't use that anymore (which always worked fine for me). Anyway, I haven't really liked live mail and now that they have downloaded windows live essentials, I can't get into my live email account without it asking me to sign in to the account. When I use my usual sign in it denies access. I would like to use another email program. Long way of asking, can I use Thunderbird on my Dell using my other old email address @verizon that I used on windows live mail??? If so, I will then delete windows live essentials - I don't want messenger and social networking and all that stuff that I could care less about that seems to be a big part of this program. Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Solved: windows live essentials 2011 pain

Uninstall live essentials and download the older version
of the live mail application.
Live mail 2009.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_windows_live_mail/8305/
Click the download this version button.
It is more like windows mail and outlook express.
Works fine for me.
You only need to select the mail app when installing.
 

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Hi,

I have Windows Vista Home Premium and it is 64 bit. I have been trying to install an update titled "Windows Live Essentials 2011 (KB2434419)" since 19/10/2010 when it was released but I have been unable to, because as soon as I try to do the update I get the message "Error(s) found: Code 800401E4. Windows Update encountered an unknown error".

I have been searching for a solution to this error for months by trawling through other discussions online but have found nothing of use. I really want to get rid of this annoying message. Other updates that have come after this do not work either ("Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista for x64-based systems", "Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2467175)", "Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2467174)").

Something else of note is that there is also an optional update entitled "Realtek driver update for Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller" that will not update either. In any combination of these updates (either both or either one of them selected) the update does not work and the same error message is given.

I was suggested to uninstall Windows Live and reinstall, but this brought to light a different problem: the "Uninstall" feature of the control panel does not appear to be working as whenever I try to click on ANYTHING on that list (be it Wi... Read more

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011 update issues

Welcome
This may help with the initial error
Code 80040E14. Error: One or more errors occurred during processing of command

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 959 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76347 MB, Free - 4685 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., M61PME-S2, ,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hi I am having trouble updating my Windows Live programs. After I click on the download it starts to download and then I get this message pop up on my screen:
C:\Documents and Settings\Andrea\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\content,IE5\AM47UK5C\Wlsetup-web (1).exe is not a valid Win 32 application.

I can see in amongst that mumbo jumbo (sorry that's what it is to me) IE5 I updated to IE8 not long ago could that have something to do with my problem? I have updated my programs etc myself no problem over the last 6 years that I have had my pc so I don't understand. Are you able to help me please.
 

Answer:Solved: Can't install Windows Live Essentials 2011

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So, I was trying to add a component to Windows Live Essentials on a computer in my office and was unable to do so. It comes up and says "Preparing for Install", but doesn't seem to ever do anything.

I suspected at first it was a result of some Windows updates that I approved yesterday for install from WSUS, but there are people in my office who didn't get the updates yet and they too are having problems.

If somebody could try, just launch the installer and see if you can get anywhere or if you just hang.

Eventually, I got an error saying my "internet connection was not working". But my Internet is up and working just fine.

Answer:Anybody else unable to load Windows Live Essentials 2011 now?

NEVERMIND, found a problem with an upstream checkpoint firewall.

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My Laptop uses Vista Premium SP2 and has been trying to update Windows Live Essentials 2011 from the Microsoft Update site without success, have been trying to update for about 4 days.
It attempts installation then detects a problems and automatically reverts back.

**Couldn't update to the latest version**
Because there was a problem updating one of the programmes, none of them were updated.
Error: 0x80040609
Source: Messenger
Despite following the advice from the onscreen help icon, I have completed every piece of advice available, it still will not update.

If anyone has any tip or advice in how to resolve it would be appreciated.

****Can you safely delete the already installed version and re-install?****
 

Answer:Problems updating Windows Live Essentials 2011

I'm probably off base but my understanding is that the 2011 is HD capable. I ran MS Updates about a week ago and all was well. After installing, having log-in issues and uninstalling, I removed all I could find of Essentials, ran registry Mechanic and, after restart, ran MS Updates, for gigggles, and found updates for both video and audio chip-sets (drivers, I suppose) and a couple of others.

Maybe you could try MS Update and see what you find.

Just a thought from between my ears.
 

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Hi, I just downloaded the upgraded Windows Live Mail Essentials 2011 and now when I send a link by e-mail it will not open. The Windows Live mail I had before was fully functional. I can open links sent to me by other others, but when I send a link to myself or out to a friend we cannot open it. I have checked on the IE8 defaults settings and they are OK. I fixed the 'page' area so that the 'send link by e-mail' are no longer greyed out (that had disappeared after the upgrade). Thank you for any help you can provide.

Update to post- I have found the answer. I found a post that said just to hit the enter key after the link before sending the e-mail. The link lights up and it's active. So now it works.

Answer:Can't open links sent by Windows Live Essentials 2011

same issue... but there has to be some fix without going through all of that ..
if it worked before why not now.

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Here is the link to download the web installer file.

Download and save it, close all open windows, then double-click the saved file to start the setup process.

You'll be given 2 choices:

Automatically install the entire suite of 9 programs and add-ons

Select what you want to install

Once you make your choice, the install process will proceed.

Once it's done, follow the directions from there.

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Hi friends
would anyone here have a link for the Windows Live Essentials 2011 Offline full Installer
thank you

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Hello,
I'm using Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate edition, and every app I installed is working. But when I go to the Windows Live website, I can't download windows live essentials! When I click on "Download now" browser just keeps loading and loading but nothing happens. Tried with Chrome and IE, and I got same result.
Then, I got an idea - I have copied wlsetup-web.exe file from my laptop to the USB flash memory, and then tried installing. File runs, but I can't get farther than "Prepairing the installation" because I got some error which say that I'm not connected to the Internet, although I am.

Anyone have this problem?

Regards.

Answer:Can't install/download Windows Live Essentials 2011

Click the Start button, right-click Computer , and click Properties. Go to the bottom of the page and see if it says "Windows is activated".

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Hello, all!

I am preparing to get a Windows Server set up in the near future here at a mission school I just started working at.

Here's what I am planning on running:
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, under which I will run 3x virtual machines (Server 2012 Standard, pfSense, and Untangle).

Since I am needing to get this implemented as soon as possible, I am trying to decide what to do, considering Windows Server 2012 R2's release is just around the corner.

I'm wondering... Is 2012 R2 going to be a completely different OS, in that you need to purchase a separate license key to run it if you already have 2012? Or will it be more like a service pack?

Also, can the preview version be upgraded to release once it is released?

The reason I am asking is that I am needing to get this set up as soon as possible, and need to know how to proceed. Should I use Hyper-V preview and Standard preview (if there is one... Only seen datacenter so far) then upgrade to release and purchase licenses, or is there something else that would be preferable?

Thanks!
ElectroPulse
 

Answer:Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2 Questions

2008 R2 and 2012 R2 are new operating systems that require you to purchase them. I believe 2012R2 has gone RTM recently, which means in a few months you should be able to get it.

There are a lot of VM improvements in 2012, and even more in 2012R2. If you're just running a basic setup it's not needed to hold out for, unless you're not under any time constraints, then why not. Here is a list of the major R2 features.

I'm not sure how well pfSense and Untange will run in a Hyper-V VM. The Gen 2 VM and improved Linux support of R2 may be needed for better operation.
 

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I had Windows Live Mail Essentials 2011
Mail 2011 and had no problems. Then I upgraded to Windows live mail 2012 and
that is when the problems started.
All email comes in fine
All email sends
fine as long as you only send out one contact.
The problem lies in trying to send out a group contact.
It does not go. when trying to send you get this
error msg : imgur: the simple image sharer
I did not realize this problem until i tried to send out a group contact
In fact I put the program on 3 different machines that were upgrades- same problem
Worse, I put this on 8 client computers who
had windows live mail essentials 2011 prior and same problem.
I went to the Micrososft Forum and told them the problem. They have been working with me to
come up with a fix. i sent them logs that they asked for. So far I only see on
the forum "they are working on it"
This is the forum that i posted to Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 will not allow
group contacts - Microsoft Community

I suggest prior to putting the
new version on you backup Windows live mail first
Also this does NOT happend
if you are putting the program on for the first time and not doing an
upgrade
It does not matter if you sign into Live Mail with a live account or
you use your own isp, I have tried both and I still cannot send a group
contact.

Once uninstalling 2012 and going back to 2011 (you can still get
2011) the group contacts went just fine

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I had Windows Live Mail 2011 and had no problems. Then I upgraded to Windows live mail 2012 and that is when the problems started.
All email comes in fine
All email sends fine as long as you only send out one contact.
The problem lies in trying to send out a group contact.
It does not go. when trying to send you get this error msg : imgur: the simple image sharer
I did not realize this problem until i tried to send out a group contact
In fact I put the program on 3 different machines that were upgrades- same problem
Worse, I put this on 8 client computers who had windows live mail essentials 2011 prior and same problem.
I went to the Micrososft Forum and told them the problem. They have been working with me to come up with a fix. i sent them logs that they asked for. So far I only see on the forum "they are working on it"
This is the forum that i posted to Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 will not allow group contacts - Microsoft Community

I suggest prior to putting the new version on you backup Windows live mail first
Also this does NOT happend if you are putting the program on for the first time and not doing an upgrade
It does not matter if you sign into Live Mail with a live account or you use your own isp, I have tried both and I still cannot send a group contact.

Once uninstalling 2012 and going back to 2011 (you can still get 2011) the group contacts went just fine

Answer:There is a bug in Windows Live Mail Essentials 2012 as an upgrade

Thank you robinb9 for the information. Please keep us updated if you can.

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Hello,

I just downloaded and installed Windows Live Essentials 2012. When I go to launch Movie Maker I get the following error.

I did make sure my computer meets the requirements for Movie maker and my DirectX is version 11 with my DDI Version being 10.

I tried uninstalling Movie maker and reinstalling it but no fix.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2012 Movie Maker

Do you have a separate Video Card? or are you using the onboard VGA?
Do you meet the other Requirements? What are the Movie Maker system requirements? - System requirements
Go to Start/Search and type dxdiag

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HI

In Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64 bit, how can I disable the automatic updates of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 suite?

THANKS

BYE

Answer:Disable the warning of the updates of the Windows Live Essentials 2011

Lol just update it.

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So I noticed today that WLE 2011 was released and decided to give it a shot.

http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials?os=other

Anyone here a mail essentials user? I updated from the older version and noticed it has that Outlook 2010 look and feel, which is nice but the junk mail filter is annoying me. In the old version all mail that was not in my safe list went to junk mail now it seems like 2011 is ignoring my lists and just sending all mail into my inbox with the exception of my hotmail account. For example I do get mail that I want to view but still prefer it to go in my junk mail. For example job search engine results and random news letters from ebay or amazon. I had this same issue with the beta and didn't care to fix it but now that WLE 2011 is out of beta I figure it was time to find a solution if one exists.
 

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After installing this 2011 version over whatever I had before I got these errors again.
Mind yall, I had a problem with the other versions too ! This Windows Live used to work for me, and now it WONT !
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(Title Bar) fsui.exe - Ordinal Not Found
The ordinal 43 could not be located in the dynamic link library WLDCore.dll

(Press Ok)
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(Title Bar) Microsoft Windows
Windows Live Family Safety Filter has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

(Close Program)
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Do you know how frustrating it is to try to get a anything from Microsoft to work properly?
I need help here, I wanna be able to use 2011 version of MAIL and MESSENGER
 

Answer:Windows Live Essentials 2011 , Not working , Crazy error !

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Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
Rubbish, it has ended already!!

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Have attempted to get Photo Gallery and Movie Maker on my Win 7 Pro computer. Installed Windows Essentials 2012 which is supposed to include these two programs. The only program that installs and shows up on the computer is Microsoft One Drive. Did a search of the computer but did not find either program. A number of websites discuss this problem and offer solutions. I've tried all of the solutions. None have worked for me. My computer specs are more than what is required for these two programs, so that isn't the problem. I'm beginning to wonder if these programs have been eliminated by Microsoft.

Any ideas would be welcomed.

Answer:Installed Windows Essentials 2012 but can't find Movie Maker

Get Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

Try again, I know my daughter needed it for a school project and we only had to download the single program.

Getting started with Windows Movie Maker

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Windows Essentials 2012 suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017
Rubbish, it has ended already!!

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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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In March, Microsoft offered an optional update that updates users to Windows Live Essentials 2011. As of June 14, this update will be required for all Windows Live Essentials users. Canceling the update request will prevent the customer login.
When Windows Live Essentials 2009 customers go through this update, they will be migrated to Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Mandatory Update to Windows Live Essentials is now available - Microsoft Answers

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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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Hope I'm on the correct forum for my question. If not, my apologies.

I currently have Windows 7 which came with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. The default format is WMV.

I read that the default format for Windows Live Movie Maker 2012, is MP4, which I would prefer.

I don't see any way to "upgrade" directly from 2011 to 2012, but I did find the MS download site for WLMM 2012 at Get Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows

My question is this: Can I just download and install 2012 over 2011, or must I uninstall 2011 first?

Thanks very much...

Answer:Want to upgrade Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 to 2012

You can just install over. Your download will actually offer to install all of Windows Live Essentials, but you can choose to install only Windows Live Movie Maker (and Windows Photo Gallery which must also be installed with it).

Be aware that if you use Live Mesh, it will be removed and replaced with Skydrive






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There is one change though that some users are discovering by unhappy surprise. Microsoft is replacing Live Mesh with SkyDrive, its cloud storage service, on the PCs of those who install Windows Essentials 2012. (Microsoft acknowledges this when users click on a link in the original post that says it leads to more information on what's new in Movie Maker and Photo Gallery.)







Quote:
Here are Microsoft's warnings on what Live Mesh users should expect if they download Windows Essentials 2012:

"If you have Windows Live Mesh installed, it will automatically be removed if you install the new Movie Maker or Photo Gallery (available as part of Windows Essentials 2012).

"Microsoft SkyDrive will be installed in place of Windows Live Mesh. To sync folders from the cloud to all of your PCs, you will need to install SkyDrive on all of your PCs or Macs."


Source

However, Live Mesh was supposed to end on 2/13/2013, so it may be a moot point

Access files in your Mesh online storage - Microsoft Windows

A Guy

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