This version of Windows Live Essentials requires the following:
Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), or Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008.
Windows Live Movie Maker and the slide show feature of Windows Live Photo Gallery aren't supported on Windows XP.
Processor: 1 GHz or higher for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 800 MHz or higher for Windows XP.
Memory: 512 MB of RAM for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 128 MB (256 MB or more recommended) for Windows XP.
Resolution: Minimum 1024 x 768
Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.
Browser: Windows Live Toolbar requires Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, or Internet Explorer 8.
Graphics or video card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a video card that supports DirectX 9 or higher, and Shader Model 2 or higher.
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The following components are needed for certain Windows Live programs and may also be installed for you if they're not found on your computer.
For Writer: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.*
For Photo Gallery: SQL 2005 Compact Edition and Windows Imaging Codecs.*
For Photo Gallery and Movie Maker: Some components of DirectX 9.
*Not required when installing on Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
To install or uninstall Windows Live software, you must be logged on to the computer using an administrator account.