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Windows Essentials 2012 programs will run on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit versions), Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2012. Additional installation requirements might be necessary to run Windows Essentials 2012 on Windows Server or N SKUs.
If you're using Windows XP, go to the Microsoft Download Center to install Windows Live Essentials.
Windows Live Essentials 2011 is no longer available to download for Windows Vista. Learn more Windows Live Family Safety doesn't install on Windows 8.1
Windows Live Family Safety has been replaced by Microsoft Family Safety, which is now part of Windows 8.1. For this reason, you can’t install Windows Live Family Safety on Windows 8.1. If you upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 8.1, you can’t run or upgrade Windows Live Family Safety. Instead, as part of Windows 8.1 you'll get Microsoft Family Safety, which includes all the features of Windows Live Family Safety (and we've introduced some new features, too).
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