Jamie Thomson

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What’s cooking in the Windows Live installer

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The next beta (what? another beta?) of Windows Live Essentials is out today and I noted some interesting things in the installer. This thing isn’t just installing Windows Live software, Silverlight and a Microsoft Office add-in are bundled in there as well.

windows live essentials installer

I wonder if this trend will continue? Will we one day have the option to install Photosynth, Worldwide Telescope, Live Mesh client and the Virtual Earth3D viewer? It certainly wouldn’t surprise me if we did.

One final thought. Why is the Windows Live Photo upload control not offered as an option here?



Written by Jamiet

December 15, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Yes Jamie I agree with you! Photo Gallery I think should incorporate AutoCollage, Photosynth and then just think what an awesome Photo manipulation program it would be then!


    December 15, 2008 at 9:57 pm

  2. I agree, the other thing that is missing is live sync & zune


    December 16, 2008 at 2:42 am

  3. And Microsoft SharedView wood nice as a part of Windows Live installer plus HD View.


    December 18, 2008 at 6:29 pm

  4. SharedView. good idea!


    December 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm

  5. I wish you could choose which Windows Live Essential apps you want. I don’t necessarily need all them…


    December 20, 2008 at 10:42 pm

  6. Michael,Pardon? You can. Just uncheck the boxes.


    December 21, 2008 at 8:24 am

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