Windows 7 often comes with several pre-installed components that were part of the Windows Live Essentials package. Those are simply additional pieces of software that are provided as a convenience as part of the initial install.They're not required to run Windows, and can be uninstalled or replaced with more recent components. Those are all components of what was called “Windows Live Essentials”.
But because Windows Live Mail 2012 client doesn't support the new required synchronization protocols, customers using that configuration won't be able to send or receive email from Windows Live Mail 2012 once their accounts are upgraded.
Any ideas why I can't reinstall Windows Live Essentials?
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The only programs I have access to via the Start Menu are Windows Live Messenger and Writer, but even those don't work.
I have searched Google on how to repair Windows Live Essentials, but the screen that is supposed to ask me to do a repair doesn't appear when I launch the installer file.