Here’s the Secret Offline Installer Download for Windows Live Essentials Beta

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By Lowell Heddings on July 30th, 2010

If you’re installing Windows Live Essentials on more than one PC at a time, it’s silly to use the default installer, which downloads all the components on every single machine. Here’s how to get the full installer.

Windows expert Ed Bott first noticed the page that contains the links and posted about it over on his ZDNet blog, which is a must read if you aren’t subscribed to it already.

You’ll need to copy and paste the links into your browser address bar, which seems a little silly, so if you’re using the English version, here’s the link to the installer file.

Offline Installer Links [via Ed Bott]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/30/10
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