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Downloading Windows Live Essentials

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Once you've created your Windows Live profile, you are ready to start downloading Windows Live Essentials programs. And the nice thing about Windows Live Essentials now is it's not bundled with the operating system. You actually get to pick and choose the applications or programs you want to download, and that way you are not stuck with the others that you don't need. So, here we are at a different website now, download.live.com. Here's where we see the Download button for downloading Windows Live Essentials. I have already installed mine. But if you want to follow along, click the Download button.

Downloading Windows Live Essentials

Once you've created your Windows Live profile, you are ready to start downloading Windows Live Essentials programs. And the nice thing about Windows Live Essentials now is it's not bundled with the operating system. You actually get to pick and choose the applications or programs you want to download, and that way you are not stuck with the others that you don't need. So, here we are at a different website now, download.live.com. Here's where we see the Download button for downloading Windows Live Essentials. I have already installed mine. But if you want to follow along, click the Download button.

You'll need to run the application. You may see a Security Warning. But go ahead and run it. It's from Microsoft. And then you'll see this Welcome to Windows Live screen, as it prepares the installer. What it's going to show you is what you've already got installed, what you don't have installed, and you can pick and choose exactly what you want to download or install. So, you can see for me, I already have Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery for organizing, editing and sharing my photos, Movie Maker for creating home movies.

The Windows Live toolbar that will appear by default in my Internet Explorer 8, giving me quick access to these applications. Writer for writing blogs, Family Safety options and lots more. So, you'll be able to pick and choose the ones you want to install, and continue with the installation. For me, I get a Close button in the bottom right-hand corner. So I am going to close that up. And notice that I can actually create my Windows Live ID during this process. We did it ahead of time by setting up our profile. So we don't need this window.

You can click Close. So once you have got everything installed, you're ready to follow along. Let's close this up and go down to our Windows orb. Now, if you're still waiting for your programs to install, that's fine. Just sit back and watch. If you have already got them installed, great. Here is where we go to access them. We'll go to All Programs, and you'll notice a folder called Windows Live. Here is where you are going to see a list of those apps or programs that you chose to install. For example, Windows Live Mail.

You have also got Messenger for instant messaging. There is Movie Maker, and Photo Gallery, and Windows Live Writer for creating your blogs. So we are going to explore a number of these programs or applications as we move through the remaining movies in this chapter.

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Windows 7 Essential Training

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  1. 16m 28s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Windows basics for first-time users
      13m 47s
    3. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 29m 18s
    1. Assessing your hardware and Windows 7 versions
      6m 57s
    2. Upgrading from other Windows versions
      2m 56s
    3. Transferring old files with Windows Easy Transfer
      7m 2s
    4. Dealing with device drivers
      6m 42s
    5. Running a Windows XP program in Windows 7
      5m 41s
  3. 33m 12s
    1. Getting familiar with the desktop
      8m 55s
    2. Handling tasks with the improved task bar
      8m 50s
    3. Accessing your favorites quickly with jump lists
      3m 59s
    4. Finding files and programs with Windows Search
      2m 18s
    5. Using the Action Center
      3m 48s
    6. Keeping information at your fingertips with desktop gadgets
      5m 22s
  4. 34m 24s
    1. Navigating folders and their contents
      6m 59s
    2. Staying organized with your own folders
      4m 44s
    3. Choosing how your folders and user interface behave
      7m 30s
    4. Sharing and protecting folders and files
      5m 27s
    5. Simplifying organization with libraries
      3m 48s
    6. Backing up by burning to CD or DVD
      5m 56s
  5. 24m 44s
    1. Windows Media Center
      7m 22s
    2. Playing media files with Windows Media Player
      3m 59s
    3. Organizing and sharing photos in Windows Explorer
      7m 22s
    4. Taking screenshots with the Snipping tool
      6m 1s
  6. 24m 35s
    1. Taking notes with sticky notes, Notepad, and WordPad
      11m 33s
    2. Creating graphics with Paint
      4m 58s
    3. Performing simple and advanced calculations with the calculator
      5m 20s
    4. Playing Windows games
      2m 44s
  7. 33m 5s
    1. Getting under your computer's hood with the Control Panel
      5m 28s
    2. Controlling system settings
      6m 38s
    3. Controlling sound device volume settings
      6m 38s
    4. Uninstalling programs that are no longer used
      2m 42s
    5. Setting default programs
      5m 10s
    6. Exploring accessibility options
      6m 29s
  8. 21m 1s
    1. Connecting hardware with Device Stage
      2m 56s
    2. Create a home network using HomeGroup
      4m 49s
    3. Controlling what is shared on a network
      3m 26s
    4. Troubleshooting a network and HomeGroup
      3m 58s
    5. Reconnecting quickly with jump lists
      2m 18s
    6. Boosting your computer's memory with ReadyBoost
      3m 34s
  9. 31m 53s
    1. Keeping your PC secure with Windows Update
      3m 44s
    2. Battling spyware with Windows Defender
      7m 41s
    3. Controlling access with user accounts
      4m 32s
    4. Streamlining passwords in Credential Manager
      4m 38s
    5. Using parental controls to block unwanted content
      4m 49s
    6. Securing drives with BitLocker Drive Encryption
      6m 29s
  10. 15m 11s
    1. Printing files directly from Windows
      2m 48s
    2. Troubleshooting printer problems
      5m 15s
    3. Printing power tips
      3m 56s
    4. Printing to and viewing the XPS file format
      3m 12s
  11. 25m 4s
    1. Finding issues in the Troubleshooting control panel
      3m 53s
    2. Sharing issues with the Problem Steps Recorder
      3m 56s
    3. Backing up folders and drives
      6m 36s
    4. Restoring files and drives
      4m 39s
    5. Handling an entire system crash
      6m 0s
  12. 28m 23s
    1. Exploring changes to the UI
      4m 46s
    2. Access sites quickly using Favorites and History
      5m 17s
    3. Connecting to RSS feeds and web slices
      6m 1s
    4. Displaying similar sites with Suggested Sites
      2m 16s
    5. Browsing without navigating using accelerators
      6m 36s
    6. Keeping your browsing private using InPrivate Browsing and filtering
      3m 27s
  13. 1h 14m
    1. Setting up your Windows Live profile
      4m 37s
    2. Downloading Windows Live Essentials
      2m 23s
    3. Tracking dates and events with the Windows Live calendar
      7m 22s
    4. Free email with Windows Live Mail
      6m 14s
    5. Texting live with Windows Live Messenger
      7m 13s
    6. Organizing and sharing photos in Photo Gallery
      9m 46s
    7. Synchronizing photos on two computers with Live Sync
      4m 0s
    8. Controlling content and communications with Family Safety
      6m 26s
    9. Keeping a blog with Windows Live Writer
      6m 50s
    10. Accessing free online storage with SkyDrive
      4m 44s
    11. Creating a movie with Windows Live Movie Maker
      14m 46s
  14. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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