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This is the offline version of the Windows Live Essentials 2012 installer and is the only way to install this without Microsoft's servers. Addeddate 2017-04-20 01:52:27. Download Windows Live Essentials 2012 - Official Microsoft application that allows you to install OneDrive, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Mail, Writer, and Live Messenger on your computer.

UPDATE 2015: Here is the offline link for Windows Live Essentials 2012.

My brother and his wife came over today and the kids went trick or treating. His wife mentioned she wanted to make a quick DVD of the pictures and movies we took, so I suggested Movie Maker. However, they only have dial-up and wanted an offline installer I could just put on a USB Stick (I actually figured I'd put it on their camera's SD Card.)

I went to and searched all over, looking for an offline installer. I Googled with Bing, and then Googled with Google for things like 'Windows Live Offline Installer' and found nothing but confusion.

Then I figured out this bizarre bit of UI on the Live Essentials download page. Rather than offering a small link for 'offline installer' or a choice, you have to click Download which will attempt to start a Download of Windows Live Essentials online bootstrapper. It will then go and download just the programs you want.

However, if you cancel the download immediately, there's a 'Try Again' button and some text that no one (including me) reads:

'Trying again downloads a standalone installer to your computer. This takes a little while, but may work better, depending on your connection settings.'

Um, OK. I wouldn't label that Try Again, but OK.

Long story short, here's direct downloads for the Windows Live Essentials English Language ONLINE and OFFLINE installers. They are current as of the writing of this blog post. I'm not sure if they are version-specific downloads but I will try to keep them up to date.

  • Windows Live Essentials OFFLINE English Installer - 134 megabytes total.
  • Windows Live Essentials ONLINE English Installer - 1 megabyte bootstrapper

Or, if you want an offline installer in other languages, go to, click Download, cancel it, then click Try Again. I think it's weird, but there you go.


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About Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail 16.4.3528 brings together multiple e-mail accounts and calendars into one easy-to-use program. Access and edit your e-mail and calendar events, even when you are offline, and sync your changes later. Windows Live Mail helps to maximize your e-mail security across multiple e-mail accounts. This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system/platform without restrictions. Windows Live Mail is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

Is Windows Live Mail safe to download?

We tested the file wlsetup-all.exe with 25 antivirus programs and it turned out 100% clean. It's good practice to test any downloads from the Internet with trustworthy antivirus software.

Does Windows Live Mail work on my version of Windows?

Older versions of Windows often have trouble running modern software and thus Windows Live Mail may run into errors if you're running something like Windows XP. Conversely, much older software that hasn't been updated in years may run into errors while running on newer operating systems like Windows 10. You can always try running older programs in compatibility mode.

Officially supported operating systems include 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 2008, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. As this software was designed for older versions of Windows, it may not run perfectly on Windows 10.

What versions of Windows Live Mail are available?

The current version of Windows Live Mail is 16.4.3528 and is the latest version since we last checked. This is the full offline installer setup file for PC. This site has hosted other versions of it in the past such as 16.4.3522, 16.4.3505 and 14.0.8089.0726. At the moment, only the latest version is available.

Development of this software has ceased, and therefore Windows Live Mail is obsolete, so future updates should not be expected.

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