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.
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)
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
- English [local mirror]
- English – UK
- Norwegian (Bokmal)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Portuguese (Portugal)
- Serbian Cyrillic
- Serbian Latin
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)
- Bahasa Indonesia
- Bahasa Melayu
- English (United Kingdom)
- English (United States)
- gjuha shqipe
- norsk bokmål
- Português Brasileiro
- Srpski jezik
- Tiếng Việt
- српски (Босна и Херцеговина)
- 中文 简体
- 中文 繁體
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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3 thoughts on “Get Windows Essentials Offline Installer Before the End of Support Date”
@Hyram: Thanks for the note. Shall add the GB link there.
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
@Peter: You’re very welcome!