Windows Live! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Windows Live! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Article Summary: This article gives basic information on Windows Live! including how to install and uninstall the product, as well as any currently trending issues.
Table of Contents:
  1. What is Windows Live?
  2. How do I Install or Uninstall Windows Live?
  3. Top Issues for Windows Live

Topic 1: What is Windows Live?

Windows Live™ is a set of free software applications and Internet-based communication and file sharing services that let you integrate, share, and instantly access all your digital files – contacts, e-mail accounts, profiles, photos, files, calendars, music, games, outgoing or incoming notifications – from any PC, phone, or other Internet-enabled device.

  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Windows Live Search
  • Microsoft Toolbar
  • MSN Portal (with search box)
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Windows Live Writer (a blogging creation and publishing tool)
  • Microsoft Silverlight (for video and photo rendering)

Topic 2: How do I Install or Uninstall Windows Live?


To download and install Windows Live, visit the Windows Live Essentials website and click Download now.

After a brief splash screen the Service Agreement screen is displayed. You must click Accept in order to continue the install.

The next screen allows you to choose the programs that you want to install. Make sure there is a check mark beside the applications you want to include.

The screens that follow reflect the progress of the installation. An option to sign up for a Windows Live account is also displayed. When the install completes, Windows Live Messenger is opened on the desktop.


Windows Live can be removed by following the instructions on Microsoft's Windows Live Essentials Help Center

Topic 3: Top Issues for Windows Live

How do I set up my Email in Windows Live Mail?


Article ID: SLN144898

Last Date Modified: 07/05/2012 12:00 AM

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