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Beta Version of (Free) Microsoft Windows Live Essentials Programs Available – Includes programs for photos, movies, im, e-mail and blogging ((tag: Windows Live Essentials Beta, Free, Microsoft, Download, Online-Volunteering, NPTech, Nonprofit, Randy- July 7, 2010

Posted by Randy Tyler in General.
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Beta Version of (Free) Microsoft Windows Live Essentials

Includes: Beta versions of Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail, Movie Maker, Writer, Family Safety, and Sync, plus Bing Bar and Messenger Companion. You also get Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Pack and Microsoft Silverlight.
Requirements:  Windows Live Essentials Beta requires the following:
  • Operating system: 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 with the Platform Update for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • Resolution: Minimum: 1024 × 576
  • Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.
  • Graphics or video card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a video card that supports DirectX 9 or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher
Current Version of Free Windows Live Essentials

Includes: Free Programs include Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail, Writer, Family Safety, and Toolbar, plus Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, Office Live Add-in and Microsoft Silverlight.
Requirements:  Current Version of Windows Live Essentials requires the following:
  • Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008.
  • Processor: 1 GHz or higher for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 800 MHz or higher for Windows XP.
  • Memory: 512 MB of RAM for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 128 MB (256 MB or more recommended) for Windows XP.
  • Resolution: Minimum 1024 x 768
  • Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.
  • Browser: Windows Live Toolbar requires Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, or Internet Explorer 8.
  • Graphics or video card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a video card that supports DirectX 9 or higher, and Shader Model 2 or higher.
Note: Windows Live Movie Maker and the slide show feature of Windows Live Photo Gallery aren't supported on Win XP.

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