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Windows 7: Revert to Windows Live Essentials 2009!

24 Dec 2011   #11

W7 64 Bit

It's been 246 days since my initial post on this Windows Live Essentials 2009 versus 2011. After this many days I still feel it's necessary to emphasize that 2009 is still the preferred Live Essenstials Suite.

2011 is bloated and slow to load on most computers
2009 is fast to open and has an easily customized toolbar

To make sure I was able to convert others back to WLE 2009, I reinstalled 2011, tried if for an hour (calendar, Messenger and email). Still found the ribbon/toolbar too busy and Messenger cannot be resized so it's a teenie-weenie box on my desktop. I don't use Messenger for Instant Messening, just to be alerted to new email and calendar events.

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27 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro (32)

MS has a new Windows Live Essentials 2009 beta for Win 7, that I'm going to try (after sys backup)?
Windows Live Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

I hope it's faster, and AV definition updates don't cause it to Stop Working...?
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28 Apr 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I fear Scott that you are mistaken. That link takes you to the 'normal' WLE site where all you can get is the latest version which is the horrible 2011 one. Also, I am puzzled and find it hard to believe that M$ would issue a 'new' beta version of an outdated 2009 version - that doesn't make M$ sense.
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29 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 7 Pro (32)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikeL28 View Post
I fear Scott that you are mistaken. That link takes you to the 'normal' WLE site...
This is the correct link for the WLM2009 download-

If you will look at the far right Download Locations, you will see Windows Live Mail 2009 (in black, at bottom of Downloads...)-
Screenshot- https://***************/files/2788968321/WLM2009.jpg
Windows Live Mail 2009
View more...

Just click on "View more..." (On the following link)-

WLM2009 download- Download Windows Live Mail 2009 -
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30 Apr 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Not from where I am....

I don't want to appear awkward but I'm afraid that when I go to your original link [] there is no "far right Download Locations, you will see Windows Live Mail 2009 (in black, at bottom of Downloads...)-"
But using your link to filehippo, for which thanks, yes, top-right is the link for WLM 2009, which is very useful. I put the 2009 version on my Client's machines...
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