Windows Essentials is a suite of free programs that has evolved a lot over the years. At first, it was named Windows Live Essentials. Now it has been rebranded to a shorter, simpler name. To make things even more confusing, the number of programs included in this suite has evolved a lot over time. That’s why, in this article, I will explain what Windows Essentials are and how to download and install the programs included in this suite.
What are Windows Essentials
Windows Essentials is a suite of free tools offered by Microsoft to Windows users. The latest version includes the following applications: Microsoft SkyDrive, Mail, Writer, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Family Safety.