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    A friend informed me that there was a new verion of Windows Live Mail. I opened Live Mail and checked for updates, and was informed to visit Windows Update for newer versions. Windows Update had none listed, so I checked Optional and Live Mail wasn't mentioned.

    I went to the website and found the new version and started the download. When it started it said it was going to install Windows Live Essentials (I had selected Mail to download). I cancelled and came here to get opinions on wether I should install 2011 and if I should removed version my currect version: 15.4.0.8117.0416 first.

    All help will be appreciated.

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    Same here...
    I would hold off awhile until more information can easily be obtained and that you know for certainty what you are getting.
    As of this writing I don't know what exactly has changed, and if an uninstall of the previous is needed or not.
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    Windows Live Mail is part of Windows Live Essentials. Indeed a new version of the suite has been released. Download and run the installer. Perform a custom install and you can choose which of the programs to install. If a prior version of the program is already installed it will be updated as part of the process. No need to perform a separate uninstall.

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    I did download and install Windows Live Essentials 2011, and included Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker. I did not get the remaining portions as I never use them. Everything installed appropriately and is working well. No problems, the 2011 version uninstalled the old version properly and installed the new version. Go for it Duchess843.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Rossmere View Post
    Same here...
    I would hold off awhile until more information can easily be obtained and that you know for certainty what you are getting.
    As of this writing I don't know what exactly has changed, and if an uninstall of the previous is needed or not.
    Thank you Clint, I will wait for someone else to answer my post. They may have the answer to my concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I did download and install Windows Live Essentials 2011, and included Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker. I did not get the remaining portions as I never use them. Everything installed appropriately and is working well. No problems, the 2011 version uninstalled the old version properly and installed the new version. Go for it Duchess843.

    I will take your advise and install WLE 2011 and select the part of it I wish to use. Thanks you so much for the valued information, now I can install it with no reservations.
    Thank you so much Ted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Windows Live Mail is part of Windows Live Essentials. Indeed a new version of the suite has been released. Download and run the installer. Perform a custom install and you can choose which of the programs to install. If a prior version of the program is already installed it will be updated as part of the process. No need to perform a separate uninstall.

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    Thank you Joe, you answered all my questions. I might not have used the custom install without your information. It's good to know for sure that the older version doesn't need to removed first (that was one of my main concerns).
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