Windows Live Essentials package includes the following applications:
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Mail
Windows Photo Gallery
Windows Live Toolbar
Windows Live Writer
Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Microsoft Office Live Add-in
Windows Movie Maker Beta
and other supporting or dependencies programs.
Windows Live Essentials version 2009 can be downloaded via its official homepage at explore.live.com. However, user can only download a tiny setup loader wlsetup-web.exe which will subsequently download the full installation files for application chosen to install.
For user who want to download full setup installer wlsetup-all.exe for Windows Live Essentials including WLM 2009, use the following direct download links. The direct download links will always download the latest version of Windows Live Essentials 2009 including MSN Messenger 2009 available, as Microsoft continuously update the programs. The last current version is 14.0.8117.416. Windows Live Messenger 2009 will be the last version that officially supports Windows XP.
Again, similar to previous wave 3 beta of Windows Live suite, Microsoft does not provide standalone individual setup installer for each application, however, the setup file for them can be retrieved from sub-folders inside Program FilesCommon FilesWindows Live.cache folder after installation completed successfully. As a convenient, MDL uploads the standalone Windows Live Messenger 2009 for direct downloading. However, it may need other component to work properly.
Download Windows Live Messenger 2009 Build 14.0.8050.1202 Setup Installer: Messenger.exe