If you enjoy applications such as Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Writer (an authoring tool I use to publish my blog posts), you can download and install Windows Live Essentials.

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You can either install all apps, or choose specific apps to install if you don’t want to install all of them. I choose the latter option and install or update Windows Live Writer.

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Note: The .NET Framework 4.5 Beta is included with Windows 8 Consumer Preview and installed on your computer with the operating system. However, the .NET Framework 3.5, which is required by Windows Live Essentials, is not automatically installed with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. But you can install it manually. More info on installing the .NET Framework 3.5 here.

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To see my other Win8 HowTo blog posts, click here.

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