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Thread: Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Update

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    Default Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Update

    With the release of Windows Live Essentials 2011, the Microsoft Product Update Team announced that it will be available through Windows Update, starting October 19, 2010. (Note: Windows Live Essentials 2011 is not compatible with Windows XP.)

    Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will be offered the update as a "Recommended Update" if any one of the Windows Live software programs are installed.

    If you do NOT have any of the Windows Live Essentials programs installed on your computer, it will still be offered but as an "Optional Update". It is not necessary to install if you do not use any of the programs.

    Also note that Live Mesh is being replaced by Windows Live Mesh. As a result, support for Live Mesh ends March 31, 2011 and the beta will stop working. After that date, you will not be able to access any files stored online in your Live Desktop or connect to your PCs remotely using the Live Mesh software. In addition, your files will also stop syncing between your computers and your Live Mesh online storage.

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    Nice info .. Thanks Corrine !

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    Thanks for the heads up Corrine.
    Managed to catch it before it overwrote my current Live Mail! (Can't have change, not at my age!!)

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    That's good!


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    Just be aware that the user interface of the participating programs undergoes significant change. I am using WLMM and Windows Live Photo Gallery and both programs look quite different after the update. This is not a problem, especially as there are new, useful functions. But you have to train yourself again using those components.

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    Good info...
    Thanks Corrine !

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