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Windows 7: Windows Live Essentials Update


01 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows Live Essentials Update

I just received notification from the automatic update service that Windows wants to install a 156MB Windows Live Essentials update. 156 megs! Except for Security Essentials I use none of the programs involved in this update. Can someone please tell me why I NEED to install this update. I'm not familiar enough with Win 7 just to dismiss it, but I'm not inclined to install this massive update. Any opinions from Windows 7 experts?


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01 Nov 2010   #2

 
 

If you have any previous versions of Windows Live essentials installed the Windows will want to update it. As it's optional you don't need to install it if you don't want to. The size is the estimated size once ALL items have been installed.

You can, however, choose only to install certain parts if you wish once you download and run the installer


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01 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

If you don't already have it installed, it's not really an update. Basically, Microsoft is offering you this software package through its automated update service. You can also download it directly from their web site. It's not required, although, there are some very usable programs in it.
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03 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks. That's helpful.
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04 Nov 2010   #5

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Right click and HIDE it if you don't want to install ....nor need it ..
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