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    Latest Windows Live Essentials update details

    From a post by a Microsoft support person at WLE 15.4.3555.0308 update:

    This update improves performance in Windows Live Essentials 2011. The following list describes these 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 theMessenger 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.

    This update will upgrade customers with Windows Live Essentials 2009 Vista sp2 and higher to Windows Live Essentials 2011.
    Note: Customers with Windows Live 2009 XP are not impacted.
    For more information on Windows Live Essentials 2011 click here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ssentials-home


    The initial update will be optional for a short time, after that initial offering, the update will be required which means the update will need to be installed to continue using Windows Live Essentials applications.
    For the optional update, you can ignore the dialog and continue using any currently running Windows Live Essentials applications; these applications will not be blocked by the update.
    For the mandatory update, Windows Live Essentials users will be required to update their current versions. Canceling the update request will continue to block the applications from launching, but running applications will not be blocked.

    Joe

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    Thanks for the info. Those seem like really obscure fixes considering it was 16 months since the previous update.

    Bruce

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    Actually, there were two other updates since the original WLE 2011 in September 2010. There was WLE 15.4.3508.1109 in December 2010 and WLE 15.4.3538.0513 in July 2011. Both were minor updates too.

    Joe

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    Thanks Joe. I read that thread, and like Bruce, was a little puzzled. thought that I had missed something.
    Thanks John
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