What is included in Windows
Windows Essentials 2012 includes our new SkyDrive for Windows app
as well as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety*, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Outlook
Connector Pack and Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker.
I use Windows Live Mesh.
What happens if I install the new Movie Maker or Photo Gallery as part of
Windows Essentials 2012?
If you have Windows Live Mesh
installed, it will automatically be removed if you install the new Movie Maker
or Photo Gallery (available as part of Windows Essentials 2012).
Microsoft SkyDrive will be
installed in place of Windows Live Mesh. To sync folders from the cloud to all
of your PCs, you will need to install SkyDrive on all of your PCs or Macs.
What is the difference
between Windows Live Mesh and SkyDrive?
Please read this article for more information.
Can I keep using Windows
Yes. If you do not install
Windows Essentials 2012 on any of your PCs, Windows Live Mesh will keep working
just like before.
If you have uninstalled
Windows Live Mesh, you can still reinstall it. It's available as part of Windows Live Essentials 2011.
Please note that you cannot
install and run both Windows Essentials 2012 (with the new Movie Maker or Photo
Gallery) and Windows Live Mesh on the same PC.