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Microsoft releases Windows Live Essentials build 8064

As we reported a few weeks ago, Microsoft has officially rolled out an update to Windows Live Essentials (Build 8064). If you're not familiar with Windows Live Essentials, it is a suite of applications that include: Windows Live Mail (Desktop Version), Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Family Safety, and Windows Live Movie Maker Beta.

The updates don't appear to have any new features, but contain lots of fixed bugs especially for Windows 7 users. Microsoft has announced that users still using Windows Live Messenger 8.1, 8.5, and the latest 9.0 (build 1202) will be asked, not required, to update to 14.0.8064.0206.

Other than nit-pick bug fixes, it appears that the Windows Live Messenger team has not fixed the jump list bug for Windows 7 users. So you're still going to need to run Windows Live Messenger in "Vista Compatibility" mode.

Download: Windows Live Essentials build 8064


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