Windows Essentials is gone

Posted: January 11, 2017 in General

Note

Windows Essentials 2012 suite reached end of support on January 10, 2017

Late breaking or other information about Windows Essentials 2012.

Q: Will Windows Essentials 2012 still be available for download?
 
A: Windows Essentials 2012 is no longer available for download.

Q: What happens to my already installed Windows Essentials 2012 applications?
 
A: Already installed applications will continue to work as they do today. There is an increased security risk associated with use of unsupported products past their end of support date.

Can I still use Windows Live Mail?
 
Yes. Though, some email service providers have moved to newer email protocols for improved security and reliability not supported by Windows Live Mail. These email service providers may no longer work.

Are there any recommended alternatives?
 
•Mail is available as a free built-in application for Windows 8.1 and above.
•Photos is available as a free built-in application for Windows 8.1 and above.
•Live Writer is available as an open-source solution.
•One Drive is an inbox feature for Windows 8.1 and above.
•Family Safety is an inbox feature for Windows 8.1 and above.


Note

Already installed applications will continue to work as they do today. However, there is an increased security risk associated with use of unsupported products past their end of support date.

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