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Microsoft drops XP support in Live Essentials
Posted on Jul 08 2011 01:42 AM by xper in Software

Microsoft has released the latest version of its Windows Live Essentials pack but, for those who dislike upgrading, it brings an unpleasant surprise: no support for Windows XP.

Windows Live Essentials 2011 adds MovieMaker to the bundle, after the video editing package was removed from Windows 7 to streamline the installation somewhat. The package itself has also been improved, with enhanced support for uploading edited footage to YouTube.

Third-party site support is something of a theme with this latest release, with Photo Gallery adding the option to share files with on-line photo-sharing services such as Flickr.

The Messenger component is also now capable of communicating with a selection of popular social networking services including Facebook, LinkedIn, and the recently-sold MySpace.

Parents will be pleased to hear that the Family Safety web filter package has been upgraded with support for Windows 7 jump lists for quick access to common tasks.

Windows Live Mesh is also included, for document synchronisation between computers and Microsoft's cloud storage platform SkyDrive.

More @ thinq.co.uk

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Sorry... but this is very old news...
Windows Live Essentials never had XP support for its last version, launched more than a year ago.

Yesterday it was just an updated version of WLE, and that's all.