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Windows Essentials 2012 16.4.3528.0331


The interfaces of all these programs can hardly be described here but they do not differ much from what you are used to seeing from Microsoft. They all run in their own program windows that come with File-Help list of menus, a number of icons and then an area where the actual working process takes place. One peculiarity of this software is that it comes with the Ribbon interface that has been around for some years now in Microsoft Office so if you are not used to it now is the time!

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Basic Operations

Working with the programs from Windows Essentials 2012 is not difficult. Depending on what you want to do just fire up the program of your choice and then start using it. Thus Photo Gallery, for example, allows you to add pictures, tag people, perform various operations with the pictures and once done share them with the world using various social services such as Facebook, YouTube and others. Writer will let you create a blog or connect to other such web sites and edit the settings that you use there. Movie Maker lets you edit videos, add music and various effects and then save the result. All of these programs are not professional so do not expect too much out of them but they will do simple jobs for you for sure.


Windows Essentials 2012 is a nice suite of basic programs that can help you complete various tasks related to videos, text, e-mail, pictures and more. It has a number of strong points with some of them being free, easy to use, numerous features and others. This is not professional software so do not expect too much out of it but it will help you successfully finish basic tasks. Chances are you will find it useful so you can take a look at it right now – like we said it is free and easy to use so go for it now!


  • Freeware
  • A set of software programs
  • Numerous features
  • Easy to use


  • Some apps require a Microsoft account
Reviewed by: Alexander Yovchev

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