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Windows Essentials 2012 Microsoft Offline Installer

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As of this morning, March 22, 2017,

Windows Essentials 2012 download offline installer (Microsoft site) is no longer available.

(March 21, 2017 was the last date the offline installer was available.)


As this download is no longer available, further daily reports here on availability will cease.


Windows Essentials 2012

Support Ended January 10, 2017

Although support has ended, Windows Essentials 2012 programs will continue to work.

Windows Essentials 2012 contains the following programs:

Photo Gallery (Windows Photo Gallery 2012 Build 16.4.3528.331)

Movie Maker (Version 2012 Build 16.4.3528.0331)

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Mail (Version 2012 Build 16.4.3564.1216)


Windows Essentials 2012 Installer installs Windows Essentials 2012 Version 16.4.3528.0331

The installer size is 130 MB.

The package shows in installed programs as Windows Essentials 2012.

The individual programs are not shown as installed.

You will not see Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, or Windows Live Mail in installed programs.

Release Notes on Windows Essentials 2012:


It would be wise to download and save a copy of Windows Essentials 2012 (Offline Installer) to a separate disk as backup.

Link to download and save...

Windows Essentials 2012 (Microsoft Offline Installer) wlsetup-all.exe



This software is not self-installing.

To install software, perform the following steps:

  • Go to where you downloaded (Downloads) wlsetup-all.exe.
  • Left-double click on wlsetup-all.exe.
  • Select one or the other depending upon your preference.
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