Problem updating windows live essentials

People running Windows Essentials 2012 on Windows 10 received an email from the Outlook team yesterday informing them of an update for the bundled Windows Live Mail 2012 application required to continue sending and receiving emails on Windows 10.However, the update ended up crashing Mail 2012 for a lot of people.After download is complete, WU will notify you of available updates, and you can start the upgrade. Windows Live Essentials 2011 will be offered through WU for Windows 7 and Windows Vista SP2 computers.If you have not upgraded to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 then this would be a great time to take care of this task.Recently Microsoft sent an email to all outlook.com, hotmail.com, live.com, and other Microsoft email account (previously known as Windows Live email account) users about the upcoming changes to the email service which will prevent them from syncing their Microsoft email accounts using (previously known as Windows Live Essentials) package which consists of Windows Live Mail, Messenger, Writer, One Drive, Photo Gallery, Family Safety and other useful programs.Windows Live Mail uses Microsoft's own Delta Sync protocol to synchronize emails for Outlook, Hotmail, Live, MSN and other Microsoft email accounts.

Actually Microsoft has mentioned in the email that once the Windows Live Mail program stops working for Outlook and other Microsoft email accounts, all users will need to install a new update to fix the issue.It works similar to IMAP protocol but its faster and more accurate than IMAP.Now Microsoft has decided to retire Delta Sync protocol and the company is planning to replace it with Exchange Active Sync (EAS) protocol which is also used by Microsoft Outlook program.Windows Live Essentials 20 are not supported any more, and you will need to update to Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 and use the Mail app, or use To learn more about the Mail app, please click here.

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