A: Windows Essentials 2012 is available at the Windows Live Essentials website and supports Windows 8 (in addition to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2). Windows Essentials 2012 consists of the following components:
  • Photo Gallery
  • Movie Maker
  • Mail
  • Family Safety
  • Writer
  • Outlook Connector Pack
  • Microsoft Skydrive

For those using Windows 8, the SkyDrive and Mail applications aren't needed as these come with Windows 8.