Windows Essentials was a free software package from Microsoft containing useful programs not included in the default Windows installation. It is no longer supported by Microsoft as of January 2017, but archived support pages are available for legacy users.
The Windows Essentials suite included
- Windows Live Family Safety
- Live Mail, Live Messenger
- SkyDrive for Windows
- Movie Maker
- Photo Gallery
- Live Writer
- Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector.