If your Internet connection is slow or unreliable, you might want to download an installer file for Windows Essentials and then run the installer when you aren't connected to the Internet. This installation method can also save time if you want to install Windows Essentials on several computers. After you download the installer file onto one computer, you can copy it onto others to install Windows Essentials there.
Use the installer file links provided on this webpage to find the one that corresponds to your operating system and language, and then click the link.
When asked if you want to run or save the installer file, click Save, and then save the file to your desktop.
To install Windows Essentials on the computer that you're using, click the wlsetup-all.exe file on your desktop, click Run, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
To install Windows Essentials on a different computer, copy the wlsetup-all.exe file to a portable storage device such as a Flash USB drive, and then copy the file to the other computer's desktop. Click the file, click Run, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Before installing Windows Essentials, review the following information.
Clicking an installer file link means that you agree to the Microsoft services agreement and privacy statement.
Installation might include updates to Microsoft programs that you already have. You'll get updates for Microsoft programs from Microsoft Update. This software might also download and install some updates automatically. For more information, see How do I get the latest updates for my Microsoft programs?
The offline installer file is for personal use only and not for redistribution.
Click your language below to download the offline installer for Windows Essentials 2012. For more info, see these system requirements and release notes.
Serbian (Cyrillic) - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbian (Cyrillic) - Serbia and Montenegro
Click your language below to download the offline installer for Windows Live Essentials 2011. For more info, see these system requirements and release notes.
Click your language below to download the offline installer for Windows Live Essentials for Windows XP. For more info, see these system requirements and release notes.
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