Support for Windows Live Essentials

Troubleshoot problems with Windows Live Essentials 2011 ? free programs for photos, movies, messaging, social networking and more.

Getting Started

Windows Live Essentials 2011 System Requirements
Learn about the system requirements for Windows Live Essentials.
Download Windows Live Essentials 2011 here
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Messenger
Stay in touch with friends and family.
Photo Gallery
Have fun with your photos.
Movie Maker
Turn your photos and videos into movie magic.
Mail
Email, calendars and more to organize your life.
Writer
Tell your story like a professional blogger.
Family Safety
Set access and schedules to keep an eye on things.
Windows Live Mesh
Get your latest versions wherever you are.
Messenger Companion
Mark and share web pages.
Bing Bar
Access Bing directly from your browser.
Outlook Connector Pack
Connect Live Hotmail and Messenger to your Outlook.
Siverlight
Get the Silverlight plug-in and enrich your web.
Microsoft at Home
Learn more about how you can get the most of your Microsoft products at home, plus a free tips newsletter.
Windows Live Essentials Help Center
Get installation help and information at the Windows Live Essentials Help Center.
Windows Live Sign-in Help Center
Get sign-in help and information for a forgotten password, sign-in problems, single-use codes, blocked accounts and other problems.
Windows Live Account Help Center
Get Windows Live accout help for problems such as a blocked account, password reset info and others.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Essentials Installer.
Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live ID.

Windows Live Mail and Windows Hotmail

Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail 2011
Download Windows Live Mail 2011.

Adding accounts
Learn how to manage multiple email accounts.

Using the calendar
See how to manage the events on your calendar.

Share photos
Steps to share your photos with friends and family in one simple email.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Mail.

Windows Hotmail

An error occurs when you upgrade the Outlook Hotmail Connector
Follow these steps to resolve an error when upgrading the Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector.

Windows Hotmail Active Views
Learn how to to preview information right in Hotmail so you can see thumbnails, previews - right in your Hotmail account.

Windows Live Hotmail
Sign up for Windows Live Hotmail web based mail service.

Getting Started
Learn basic information like adding your friends, starting a conversation and personalizing your Messenger.

How to keep junk mail out
Learn about SmartScreen and how it blocks junk mail.

Office in your inbox
How to view and access your Office files online and edit them in your web browser.

Windows Live Hotmail Help Center
Get more help and information about what to do about hacked accounts, how to use Active Views, photos, folders, adding accounts and more.

Hotmail Calendar Help Center
Learn the how tos for Birthdays, holiday calendars, subscribing and importing, Outlook and more.

Hotmail now on Facebook
Get more support and connect with others on Facebook.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Hotmail.

Stay Connected with Family and Friends

Windows Live Messenger

Download Windows Live Messenger 2011
Stay in touchm share and connect with your social networks.

Get Messenger for your mobile phone
Keep in touch even when you're on the go and away from home.

Getting Started
Learn basic information like adding your friends, starting a conversation and personalizing your Messenger.

Stay Connected
See who's online, get social updates and stay in touch.

More than just IM
Chat in High definition, share stuff and play games.

Messenger on the Web
Use Windows Live Messenger on the web to stay in touch with friends from anywhere you are.

Learn about Messenger Companion
Use Messenger Companion to see which pages your friends like while you surf the web using Windows Internet Explorer.

Set your Messenger privacy level
Be in control of what you share with people and who?s allowed to see your information.

Windows Live Messenger Help Center
Get more help and information on Sign-in problems, password, status, signing in multiple places, privacy and more.

Windows Live Messenger Companion Help Center
Get more help and information on Messenger Companion, uninstalling, sharing, notifications and more.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Messenger.

Make your pictures great and share them online

Windows Live Photo Gallery

Download Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011
Use powerful photo tools to create stunning panoramas, movies, slide shows, and more.

Share photos and videos online
Save time by publishing photos and videos directly from Photo Gallery to your favorite social networking sites like SkyDrive, Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube.

Find the photos you're looking for
How to easily find photos in your collection.

Make photos look great
Learn how to use easy editing tools one at a time or by the batch to make them great.

Create a panoramic photo
Learn how to make a panoramic photo from a series of shots.

Windows Live Photo Gallery Help Center
Learn how to edit photos, use keyboard shortcuts, importing photos and more.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Photo Gallery.

Windows Live Movie Maker

Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
Download Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 and learn how to quickly turn your photos and videos into polished movies.

Personalize your movie your way
Add sound, transitions and edit effects.

Share your movies
Learn how to share your movies on the web, in HD and for mobile devices.

Windows Live Movie Maker Help Center
Get information for File types, trimming videos, adding photos and videos, custom settings and more.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Movie Maker.

Windows Live Sky Drive

Upload and share photos using SkyDrive
Learn more about SkyDrive - free online storage?enough to upload and share thousands of photos.

SkyDrive: Works with Microsoft Office
See hpw you can create, view, edit, and share Microsoft Office docs saved in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for free online.

Office Online
Learn more about how to use Office Online - for free.

Windows Live SkyDrive Help Center
Get more help and information about SkyDrive, fixing problems uploading files, changing access permissions and more.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live SkyDrive.

Blog, Keep Your Family Safe, Sync Files Online and More

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer 2011
Download Windows Live Writer 2011 and see how easy it is to tell your story.

Setting it up
Learn how to set up multiple blogs with WordPress, Blogger and TypePad.

Personalize your blog
See how to add pictures and videos from the ribbon.

Use formatting
Learn how to use the ribbon to format, created headings and more.

Windows Live Writer Help Center
Get more help and information for Keyboard shortcuts, blog accounts, FTP sites, editing posts and more.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Writer.

Windows Live Family Safety

Windows Live Family Safety 2011
Download Windows Live Family Safety to help you manage which websites your children see and who they can talk to online.

Windows Live Family Safety Help Center
Get steps for Adding kids, filtering, chatting, web content categories and more.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Family Safety.

Windows Live Mesh

Windows Live Mesh 2011
Access the stuff on your computers from almost anywhere.

Synch your program settings
Learn how to sync your program settings for computers running Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

Using Sky Drive synced storage
Get the steps to select folders to sync on SkyDrive, then have the most up to date copy on your computers.

Working remotely using Live Mesh
See how to work on your computer from a computer in another location.

Windows Live Mesh 2011
Learn how to use Windows Live Mesh keep your files in sync.

Top Solutions
Get technical solutions for Windows Live Mesh.

Bing Rewards

Bing Rewards

Support Options

Welcome to the Windows Live Solution Center
Find most viewed Microsoft Certified Solutions, post your own questions in our forums, or help others by providing your answers.

Windows Live Account Help Center
Get sign-in help and information for a forgotten password, sign-in problems, single-use codes, blocked accounts and other problems.

Windows Live Sign-in Help Center
Find most viewed Microsoft Certified Solutions, post your own questions in our forums, or help others by providing your answers.

Windows Live Help Center
Get How Tos for all your Live applications here.

Windows Live Solution Center
Get solutions and connect with others for assistance and information on Windows Live Essentials 2011.

Microsoft Online Safety
Learn more about online safety and privacy.

Last Review : 23 October 2012