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Confused about WL Essentials

  1. #1


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8

    Confused about WL Essentials


    I want to use Windows Live Essentials on Windows and a confused about which version to download -- 2010 or 2012.
    Have run across info on 2012 and from what I can determine, WLM in 2012 seems to be just for W7. Will that be OK for Win 8?

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Looks like it will:

    http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...ls-2012-144155

    So, are you interested in just one program in the package or do you intend to use them all? The reason I'm asking is because I have found some individual solutions that work better and are lighter on resources as well. Anyway, it should work for you. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Looks like it will:

    http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...ls-2012-144155

    So, are you interested in just one program in the package or do you intend to use them all? The reason I'm asking is because I have found some individual solutions that work better and are lighter on resources as well. Anyway, it should work for you. Good luck.
    Thank you.

    Actually, I am just interested in the mail (WLM) part of it and if required for visual notification of new email, the maybe messenger
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    OK, I don't have a specific alternative recommendation for Windows Live Mail so go for it and good luck.
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  5. #5


    Windows Live Mail is 100% compatible with windows 8 and windows 8.1 The latest (2012) is your obvious choice.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Windows Live Mail is 100% compatible with windows 8 and windows 8.1 The latest (2012) is your obvious choice.
    That is exactly what I wanted to know!

    Thank you.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8

    Windows Essentials Forum


    It is a cold, rainy day here and I am recovering from surgery so I have some 'take it easy time' on my hands. So I am trying to install Essentials' Live Mail and wonder if the is a Microsoft Community Essentials forum anywhere such as there is for Office and Answers Home Page? If there is, I sure can't find it!

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Oct 2013 at 19:18. Reason: moved to original thread
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello JJG,

    It's really a matter of what forum best fits the main subject of your issue.


    For WLM, you could post in Browsers & Mail.

    For Office, you could post in Software and Apps.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8

    Getting Help for Windows Essentials


    I thought I had posted a question earlier about this under a different title but I can't find my post anywhere so I guess I didn't. Anyway, I am looking for a forum or website devoted to help by being alble to ask questions about Windows Essentials particularly about Mail. I have looked at Windows Live Solution Center (http://www.windowslivehelp.com/, am old bookmark in Firefox) but the site tries to open and I immediately get message saying the 'Page Was Reset.' Is that no longer a valid site?

    I really would like to find a dedicated support site to help me get Windows Essentials Mail set up the way I want it to be.

    Thank you very much
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Oct 2013 at 19:17. Reason: moved to original thread
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is the new url. Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

    The support pages (particularly for mail) are at Windows Essentials - Microsoft Windows Help

    What specifically do you need help with? What do you mean by "how you want it"?
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