Windows Live Essentials is a suite of free softwares from Microsoft. This is a collection of free utilities like Email client, instant messenger, photo gallery, movie maker, Windows Live Mesh, blog publishing, bing bar and many more useful applications. In this article, you will find direct download link of Windows Live Essentials 2011 Offline installer.
When installing Windows Live Essentials, you have the option to either “Install all of Windows Live Essentials” or “choose the programs you want to install”. Its recommended to choose the programs which you want to install and use. Skip installing the ones that won’t be of any use to you.
You can choose options to install all these programs or some particular ones and here’s a detailed explanation about each of them.
Windows Live Essentials Package Contains
- Windows Live Messenger 2011: Chat face–to–face in high definition using a webcam, or watch online videos, start a slide show, and share links which interests you with your friends and contacts. The new messenger also brings social media in one place, as you’ll always know when your friend posts that update on facebook and MySpace. Heading out, no problem, install messenger on mobile phone.
- Windows Live Mail 2011: Create and manage multiple Email accounts easily using Windows Live Mail. Email providers like Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail are already supported. Now you can see all your Emails, contacts and calendars, even when you’re offline. Yes, for reading Emails, contacts and calendars, you don’t need internet connection, as they are downloaded and stored on the PC.
- Photo Gallery and Movie Maker: Edit, manage and organize your Photos into albums. Use the stunning panoramas, movies, slide shows, and give that special effect to your Photos. When ready, just publish them directly to websites like facebook and flickr.
- Windows Live Writer 2011: Be a professional Blogger with the help of this program. Write Blog posts and see how they look like by getting a preview of that post, and then if satisfied by that preview, then go ahead and publish that post. Add text, photos and videos, all’s included here
- Windows Live Mesh: Live Mesh helps you to keep photos and documents in sync between all your computers, and also on SkyDrive. It can also connect remotely to all of the files and programs on your PCs. Now you don’t need to send that document to your Email ID, or worry about the latest version of that document, as you can work with up-to-date copies of files on the web from any computer. Sync across all PCs and even Mac.
- Windows Live Family Safety 2011: Family Safety is here to help you when you’re busy and not monitoring kids. Here comes activity reports to monitor kids computer activity. You choose which websites, programs and games they can access, and that’s not all, you can even set time periods for which they can use Computer.
- Bing Bar: Get search results from Bing without leaving the website you’re working on.
- Messenger Companion: See and comment on links which your friends have shared as you visit websites in Windows Internet Explorer. AAdd comments to links to any website and see them when you visit that particular website.
Download the installer and you’ll be greeted with the above screen. Install only the ones which you think would be useful to you.
Now let’s see the system requirements of Windows Live Essentials 2011:
Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.
Processor:1.6 GHz or higher
Memory:1 GB of RAM or higher
Resolution:1024 × 576 minimum
Internet connection: Online services require dial-up or high-speed Internet access. High-speed Internet access is recommended for some features.
Graphics card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a graphics card that supports DirectX 9 or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher.
Download Offline Installer of Windows Live Essentials
You can download the online or web installer from their official website. But its an online installer, that means, it will download a file named as wlsetup-web.exe, and then when running this setup file, it will download full program (only if you’re connected to internet). This is an online installer, those who are on slow internet connection, can face problem in downloading this way. If you want to download full standalone version of Windows Live Essentials, then click on the download link below:
Download Windows Live Essentials 2011 Offline Install (Its 209 MB in size)
Click on this direct download link and the download process will start. Also you don’t need internet connection to install it. E.g. if your client or a friend wants to use Photo viewer, and doesn’t have internet connection, then you can download this installer first and then pass this installer to your friend. Easy peasy, right.
Tech Tip: You can copy this standalone installer on a flash drive and pass it on to your friends/colleagues, as its free.