Windows Live Update Status Bar icon

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What is this Windows icon on the status bar mean?

Windows Live Update icon

Windows Live Update icon

If you hover over the icon, a status bar tooltip shows up saying “Windows Live Update Available”.

If you click on the icon, it will ask you if you want to update Windows Live Essentials. Click “Yes” and it will update your Windows Live Essentials software on your computer…

Windows Live Essential install

Windows Live Essential install

Windows Live Essentials includes Windows Live Messenger. So if you use Live Messenger, you should run this update to keep it up to date. Windows Live Essentials also includes a Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Windows Live Mesh, Microsoft Silverlight, Bing Bar, Mail, and other pieces of software.

You may have to restart Windows in order for the new software to take effect…

restart Windows

restart Windows

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