Windows Essentials

We're no longer offering the Windows Essentials 2012 suite for download, but if you already have it installed, it will continue to work as it does today. It reached end of support on January 10, 2017, and it isn't available in Windows 10.

Note: Any websites offering free downloads of Windows Movie Maker are not offering sanctioned Microsoft products. Be cautious as these products may contain viruses or hidden costs.

Windows Essentials 2012 included:

  • Windows Movie Maker

  • Windows Photo Gallery

  • Windows Live Writer

  • Windows Live Mail

  • Windows Live Family Safety

  • OneDrive desktop app for Windows

For similar features, you can upgrade to Windows 10. For example, the latest version of the Photos app allows you to create and edit videos with music, text, motion, filters, and 3D effects. Visit Microsoft Store for more video creation and editing apps.

Windows 10 also offers many other features similar to Windows Essentials, such as updated email, family safety, and OneDrive.

Notes: 

  • Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020

  • We recommend you move to a Windows 10 PC to continue to receive security updates from Microsoft.

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