Eager to install Windows Live Wave 4? There are a few steps you should look through before installing the public beta released recently.
Windows XP: Not supported, sorry
For example, if you are (still?) using Windows XP, there is no chance you can try the Essentials Beta out. My personal tip: Get yourself Windows 7. All of your Windows XP programs will still run on it, and if it is via the Windows XP Mode.
Windows Vista: SP2 needed
Then, if you are Windows Vista-powered, you cannot run the Essentials Beta installer if you don’t have Windows Vista Service Pack 2. So, head over to Control Panel > Security > Windows Update, and install this major Windows update first.
Flash Player should be up-to-date
Finally, I tell you to make sure you are running Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer. You don’t know whether you got it already? Check it this way:
- Open Start, Internet Explorer (not Firefox or Chrome this time!).
- Navigate to www.adobe.com with it.
- Click the red “Get Flash Player” icon on the right side.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Respecting these tips, you should be able to install Windows Live Essentials Beta without hassle.
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