Windows Live to be Preloaded on Lenovo PCs

Microsoft and Lenovo announce a global agreement to pre-load Windows Live services on Lenovo PCs.

Microsoft Corp and PC manufacturer, Lenovo, have announced a global agreement to pre-load Windows Live services on Lenovo PCs sold worldwide including ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops and Lenovo-branded PCs.

Lenovo will provide its global customers with immediate access to the Microsoft portal and Windows Live Toolbar for a more integrated and personalized Web experience to work and communicate.

With, Lenovo customers can customize their home page content, create multiple pages based on their interests and add their favorite content from online sources. The Windows Live Toolbar gives consumers one-click access to Live Search, which enables category searches such as Web, news, images and maps.

Steve Petracca, vice president and general manager of Lenovo's Software and Peripherals business unit said, "Live Search and Microsoft's other Windows Live services help our customers work more effectively, whether they are a CIO, road warrior or small-business owner. Lenovo will use these services to further strengthen its relationships with customers worldwide by delivering useful PC updates, tools and information through a new portal. Microsoft shares our passion for innovation, and today's announcement enhances how we support all activities conducted on Lenovo PCs."

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