He agreed to meet me online, and sure enough, Windows Live Essentials was not installing properly.Even though it said it was installed, there was no executable for Windows Live Mail anywhere to be found on the system.(Others have their Live Mail accounts connected to Gmail and/or other clients.From Microsoft's blog post on May 5 about the migration problem:"If you currently use Windows Live Mail 2012 to connect to Outlook.com, we recommend that you switch to the Mail app on Windows (before your account is upgraded).Click the "Uninstall/Change" button to launch the Windows Essentials 2012 setup application.John Ruiz began his writing career in 2008 as a freelancer writing for e How and various technology, software and hardware blogs. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in information technology and web design from AMA Computer University.
I have tried again and again to install Windows Live Essentials, but it seems to only go part way through and then quits, with a message asking me if the program installed properly.
While they’re not necessary, you might actually want some of them, or some of their replacements.
The most common one in the Windows Live package that I think people end up using is Windows Live Mail. Now, Windows Live Essentials is in the process of being phased out.
This email app is used by the vast majority of users today.
It is designed to work with the new Outlook.com, offers a more modern and touch-friendly interface, and integrates elegantly with the Windows platform.