How do I install Windows Essentials while offline?

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.

To install Windows Essentials while offline

  1. 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.

  2. When asked if you want to run or save the installer file, click Save, and then save the file to your desktop.

  3. 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.

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    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.

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