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If you don’t use Photo Gallery, you can view RAW files from within Windows Explorer by installing the Microsoft Codec Pack separately by itself via the Microsoft Download Center.
However you need to have QFE2 installed for Windows Live Essentials to ensure the RAW photo support functions correctly.
The only problem with the Photos app is it’s a bit slower when compared to the classic Windows Photo Viewer.
The other problem is that it’s not a desktop application, meaning long time Windows users who prefer using a desktop app might not like it.
Edit: The links Drew presented lead to the same prompt to download and run the file, which in turn is the tool used to determine the appropriate version for your system, which you already went through, so it will detect its already installed and most likely prompt you with some message to that effect, unless you uninstall components or the entire Essentials suite prior to that action.
link you will be able to cancel the upgrade and it would have to be restarted to begin the process again.
I suspect my video card might be too old for Windows Live Essentials 2011 or 2012 - whereas the Vista version was superb - because when I open Photo Gallery I get a totally blank window which pops up blank message boxes when I try to close it!
If you want to make Windows Photo Viewer default in Windows 10 but can’t find it, here is how to enable Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 and then make it default.It will update Windows Live Essentials if you don’t have QFE2 installed.And if you do have it installed, it will tell you there’s nothing to update.Windows Live Essentials 2011 is a freeware download for PCs running Windows 7, Vista and Server 2008 (an older build is available for XP users).It comprises Mail, Writer (blogging), Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Messenger, Family Safety (parental controls), Outlook Connector (support for Hotmail in Outlook), Mesh (sync tool with free 5GB cloud-based backup), Bing Bar and Silverlight (Microsoft's alternative to Flash).