||Microsoft has removed some familiar programs from past operating systems from Microsoft® Windows® 7. These include Windows Mail (Outlook® Express), Calendar, Messenger, Movie Maker, and Photo Gallery. All of these applications, though, are available free of charge in Microsoft Windows Live™.
- Common Applications Missing in Windows 7
- Install Programs From Windows Live
- "Personalize" Option Missing from Windows 7 Home Basic
Microsoft did not include some familiar applications in Windows 7, specifically:
- Windows Mail (Outlook Express)
- Windows Calendar
- Windows Messenger
- Windows Movie Maker
- Windows Photo Gallery
You can obtain these programs for free through Windows Live application, which is already installed on your computer. Simply click the Start button on your desktop, go to Programs
, and then to Windows Live
. From the list that appears, click each program you want to install and follow the instruction provided.
If you are unable to locate Windows Live on your computer, you can download Windows Live free of charge from Microsoft. Just browse to the Windows Live download page
and follow the prompts.
Windows Home Basic does not include support for Themes, so this behavior is by design. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article for this issue:
The "Personalize" option is missing from the desktop drop-down menu on Windows 7 Home Basic