How to download Windows Essentials for Windows 10

I have been using Movie Maker and the Windows Photo Gallery since long but unfortunately, the Windows Essentials later christened Windows Essentials, got deleted from my PC while formatting it – and now since it is no longer supported, it is no longer available for download from Microsoft. I am missing it badly and have been looking for it online. But, as mentioned Microsoft has discontinued the entire suite Windows Essentials in January 2017.  The suite includes e-mail, instant messaging, photo sharing, blogging, and parental control software.

So, as of January last year the Windows Essentials Suite is no longer available for download, but thankfully you can still have it. You can now get the archived copy of the Windows Essentials Suite. While it is not really like the actual suite and some of the programs here might not work on your current version of Windows 10, but still, some of the major ones like Windows Movie Maker, Windows Photo Viewer work fine as before.

Yes, we can download it from the archived web page. As we all know that an archived website presents the dead web pages. Thus, even though Microsoft has ended the Windows Live Essentials Suite, it is available for download from the archived web page and use it on your Windows 10.

Download Windows Essentials for Windows 10

Download Windows Live Essentials for Windows 10

Since this is an archived file, you don’t need an internet connection to install the suite and its applications on your PC.

To download and use this archived Windows Live Essentials Suite 2012, you need at least Windows 7 on your machine. It works fine on all the later versions of Windows including Windows 10.

The archived file is available as a torrent file of 130 MB. It will be simple and easy to download and install. I didn’t face any difficulty in downloading or installing the suit; it was easy and quick.

Because its an archived file and not all programs are supported, selecting the second option is recommended.

Choose the programs you want to install

I installed only Windows Movie Maker and Photo Gallery as per my requirements. Anyways, Mail has limited support and Messenger is no longer functional, so there is no point in installing them. And, both Writer and Microsoft OneDrive are available in their latest versions to download.

So, if you are also a Movie Maker fan like me, this post might help you big time. You can download the archived file for Windows Essentials Suit from

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