Learn how to use Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 [Part 1]

As you might have noticed Windows Live Photo Gallery that was included in Windows Vista is now removed from Windows 7, but do not panic just yet because Microsoft did not retired the program, now it is part of Windows Live Essentials software suite that you can download and install for free.

This is going to be a two parts article. In Part 1 I am going to explain step-by-step how to perform the installation in Windows 7, and in Part 2 I am going to show you the options that you can configure, and I am also going to highlight and detail the top features of Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011.

Alright now, let’s dive into the installation process!

1.  To begin you need to download the Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, then double-click installer file to start the installation wizard. Note that this installation also requires Windows Movie Maker to be installed, but do not worry that the installer will take care of it.

2.  Once the wizard has started, click on Choose the programs you want to install.

Windows Live Photo Gallery - Option: Choose the program you want to install

3.  Next, deselect all the Windows Live Essentials 2011 products that you don’t want to install, but leave Photo Gallery and Movie Maker selected, and click the Install button.

Select - Photo Gallery and Movie Maker

4.  Here is where you wait… Until the installer finalizes the installation, then restart Windows if you are asked to. And you are done! That was easy, right?

Windows Live Photo - Installing

Now that the installation is done, you are ready to look at how to configure Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 and learn more about its top features. Continue to Part 2…

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].