Vague Windows Live Essentials Update Detailed
By on April 5th, 2012

Late last month, Microsoft pushed out an important update to the Windows Live Essentials software suite which contained “critical fixes”. As I expressed in my blog post covering the topic, I was giddy with curiosity about what exactly the update would bring. And now, the truth is finally revealed; Neowin spotted a post on Microsoft Answers which contained a few details of what’s inside the critical update. Described as “improving performance” in WLE 2011, here are the changes:

  1. Setup:  During installation, the splash screen loads faster after user accepts UAC prompt.
  2. Windows Live Mail:  When users click on photos within Windows Live Mail that are hosted on SkyDrive or Facebook, instead of using the Client Album Viewer to view the photos, a browser opens the web album viewer for that application.
  3. Windows Live Messenger:   Fixes the Messenger sign-in error “0x84cb000c” and the Messenger crash or hang when accepting/declining a pending invitation. When users click on photos are hosted on SkyDrive or Facebook, instead of using the Client Album Viewer to view the photos, a browser opens the web album viewer for that application.
  4. Windows Live Movie Maker:  Fixes error “80004003” where Windows Live Movie Maker can’t open project files.  Fixes setup failure error “80040705” and error “87260103” or when Movie Maker becomes unresponsive, hangs when adding WMV video files.
  5. Windows Photo gallery:  Microsoft updated authorization method required to publish to Flickr and Facebook.  Microsoft updated authorization method to communicate with Bing Maps services for geo tagging.
The update will be optional for a little while, but, in time, it will be required to continue to use the Windows Live Essentials applications. The update impacts Vista SP2 and Windows 7 users.
Tags: ,
Author: Paul Paliath Google Profile for Paul Paliath
I founded and regularly wrote blog posts on GeekSmack from 2008 until 2011, when I failed at running a blog. I now write about Microsoft for Techie-Buzz. When not writing blog posts, I'm usually found designing websites and learning how to code. You should follow me on Twitter here.

Paul Paliath has written and can be contacted at paul@techie-buzz.com.
 
Copyright 2006-2012 Techie Buzz. All Rights Reserved. Our content may not be reproduced on other websites. Content Delivery by MaxCDN