Get Windows Essentials Offline Installer Before the End of Support Date

The Windows Essentials 2012 suite is about to reach its end of support and wouldn’t be available for download from Microsoft’s servers after January 10 2017. The Windows Essentials suite includes Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Mail, and OneDrive.

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Winbeta blog reports that Microsoft would be porting Windows Movie Maker as modern or Universal app and make it available through Windows Store. But if you’re fond of the classic desktop version of the app or the entire Windows (Live) Essentials software suite, it’s high time to download its offline installer locally before it becomes unavailable.

Download Windows Essentials Offline installer (130+ MB)

Many thanks to “Nick” for sending in the above list.



Windows Live Essentials 2012 – English (US) File info

MD5      : 906689a666d3d9ab4cc951ed6354d0b1
SHA1     : 14e848bd6b69c4c94c65dd87c1cf70bf8f00992d
Filename : wlsetup-all.exe [Download from local mirror]

Download Windows Essentials Setup (NOT the offline installer)

The above list was obtained from Microsoft site.

A word of caution, though. Although you can use the program after the end of support date, Microsoft won’t supply security updates to the Windows Essentials software suite. There are chances that this suite will leave your system vulnerable at some point of time.


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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.

4 thoughts on “Get Windows Essentials Offline Installer Before the End of Support Date”

  1. Many thanks for local mirror option , very useful to re-install my WLM 2012 if it gets corrupted. ( I rely on this mail client but understand the security implications) Cheers

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