Update: I actually found that Microsoft do still have a link to the file on their servers (although they won’t publicise that) – so I updated the link on the post.
If, like me, you’ve tried Windows Live Essentials 2011 and dislike it – you’ve come to the right place.
I can’t stand the new Windows Live Messenger or the fact that Windows Live Mail now seems to display an error every time you download a new email. Microsoft clearly didn’t put enough work into this one. So until they fix the issues with it, I’m back with 2009.
Sadly, however, Microsoft have removed the download links for Windows Live Essentials 2009 which is quite annoying. You can still get the web installer from some sites on the internet, but I suspect Microsoft will remove the resources for this soon.
Have no fear though. GEEK! has the full installer which you can download and install to get the 2009 version back. You must uninstall the 2011 version first completely, and then install this version again.
Direct download (from Microsoft servers)
File size:134.85 MB
This is a safe download from Microsoft and does not contain any malicious content or surveys – however, GEEK! is not responsible for damage to you or your equipment through use of this download or software.