Windows Essentials is a suite of free Windows programs such as Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Mail, and Writer. These programs can help you organize and edit photos and videos, manage email, create blog posts, and keep your files in sync. The edition of Windows Essentials you can download depends on which version of Windows you're running. Check the following list for more information and then choose which language and edition to download.
Windows Essentials 2012
Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1
Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, OneDrive, Family Safety, Mail, Writer*
Windows Live Essentials 2011
This software is no longer available for download. Learn more
Windows Live Essentials 2009
This software is no longer available for download.
Learn more about Windows XP end of support
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English (United Kingdom)
English (United States)
српски (Босна и Херцеговина)
* Not all programs in the suite will install or perform optimally with all operating systems. Learn more