Windows Live Essentials 2011

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    Windows Live Essentials 2011

    Windows Live Essentials 2011

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    Date Published:
    9/30/2010

    # Windows Live Essentials includes Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, Family Safety, Windows Live Mesh, Bing Bar, Messenger Companion, Microsoft Silverlight, and Outlook Connector Pack (Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector and Social Connector Provider for Windows Live Messenger). You can install just a few of these programs or all of Windows Live Essentials.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=59fbc955-a9cc-4fb1-84dc-db88e9882ed3
     
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    I am using only the messenger, and is really good, I felt much better than the previous version! :thumb:
     
  4. Victek

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    I've been using the beta for a while and now the "final" versions of Mail, Sync, Messenger and Photo Gallery. These are good programs and it's remarkable that the whole suite is free. Of course they're not perfect. One annoying problem with the Mail program has to do with newsgroups; when replying to posts it does not indent the original message (plain text mode). The is actually fairly significant since it makes it difficult to follow the chronology of the posts within the thread. The Wave 3 Mail program had this feature so you have to wonder why it was removed? I don't rely much on NG's anymore, but if I did I would be looking for dedicated reader. The Photo Gallery includes a feature originally in "Group Shot", where you can replace objects in pictures. This is very handy when you've taken multiple pictures of a group of people and you just can't them to all smile at the same time - you just chose one picture and replace the faces with smiles from the other pictures :)
     
  5. mantra

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    i have windows live mail under w7


    but should i upgrade manually?
    or does the w7 updater download and upgrade?


    thanks a lot

    is there a list of new feautre ?
     
  6. ShaneR34

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    I've been hearing some good things about this wave. I have no use for any of the programs included so I don't use it, but I do recommend friends/family have a look at them.
     
  7. firzen771

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    does the new messenger look any different?
     
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    I've been wondering the same thing. I use windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker as well.
     
  9. lodore

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    yes the standard interface has a big panel showing friend updates and can show msn news. it also has tabbed chat windows.
    there is facebook integration among other things.
    windows live mail and photo gallery have ribbon interface.

    for some reason windows update didnt list the updated windows live essentials. I downloaded the standalone installer.
     
  10. acr1965

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    Is there any way to have live messenger the size of a normal size messenger? As is, it's nearly the same size as another browser window.
     
  11. nanana1

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    Yes, select "Compact" view.:cool:
     
  12. acr1965

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    thanks for the info- now compacted
     
  13. mantra

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    but is beta or final?

    my windows live mail doesn't pop up the update
     
  14. Creer

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    Mantra you have do to it manually.
    It's final :)
     
  15. Victek

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    Yes, download the small web installer and chose "custom install". It will detect which programs are already on the system and offer to upgrade them.
     
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    done
    thanks

    seem more slow in loading(start up)compared to the previous version :mad:
     
  17. mantra

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    thanks Creer
     
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    doesnt seem to work for me, everytime i open it, it just freezes (but it doesnt say not responding) and i cant close it without stopping its process...
     
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    scrath the part about it not turning to Not Responding, i checked again and it does become Not Responding in task manager (for some reason the site wont let me edit my post...)
     
  20. mantra

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    i liked more the live mail old version gui

    can i change the color in the 2011?
     
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