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Win 8 and essentials

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by chartwise, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. chartwise

    chartwise Thread Starter

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    Could someone please tell me if Windows 8 comes complete with Windows Essentials?

    The thing is I currently use Movie Maker to make videos to upload to YouTube.
     
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    Windows Essentials is not included in any Windows version. It was previously known as Windows Live Essentials and is available for free download.
     
  3. chartwise

    chartwise Thread Starter

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    Thanks TerryNet - I believe there are different versions, which version do I get?
     
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    An older version may be more to your liking, but then you have the problem of making sure it doesn't decide to "update" to a newer version and the increased possibility that there may be a Windows 8 incompatibility.

    I would start with the current (2012) version and try to use that. If it's unsatisfactory for your use then try the 2011 and then 2009 versions. Not positive, but I think that Movie Maker works OK in all versions, but probably has the ribbon interface now.
     
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    In case you need it ... W8 does not have the DVD Maker that goes with the Windows DVD maker.
    I can't use the newer DVD maker 2012 in W7 .. I have to backup to a previous version.
    I think this has something to do with my video card.
    Are you planning on updating the XP in your profile ???
     
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