Download Microsoft Encarta & Encarta Kids on Windows 10/11

Find out how to download Encarta and Encarta Kids

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  • Microsoft Encarta was an excellent learning tool for all of us, especially Encarta Kids.
  • Encarta encyclopedia was first released in 1993 and brought a world of interesting information on a myriad of topics.
  • Unfortunately, Encarta was discontinued, and you can't download Encarta Kids anymore.
  • Encarta dictionary was available for free download for Windows 10 and it's only available only on remote websites.
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Microsoft Encarta is a comprehensive encyclopedia first released in 1993 containing a wealth of information on a number of different topics.

Whether you are searching offline or online, Encarta is a trusted source where you can find information on just about any subject.

Encarta Premium comes with an easy-to-use interface that will make you want to use it more, allowing learners and families to explore a world of knowledge.

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How can I download and install Microsoft Encarta 16.0?

The last version of Encarta was released in 2009. After, Microsoft announced it was discontinuing both the Encarta disc and online versions.

However, you can still download it from other web portals but not from Microsoft.

To download it, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Microsoft Encarta download page.
  2. Locate the downloaded file.
  3. Click Yes or Run to start the installation.
  4. The download manager window will open and display some quick specs. Click Next to continue with the installation.
  5. A window will open with the progress bar. Click Finish when the bar reaches 100% and the status changes to complete.
  6. Click open to start exploring the world of Encarta.

Microsoft Encarta is educational and entertaining as well. You will be able to get a wide of range content and videos all from one place.

And if you love exploring world maps and geographical features, Encarta has a way of customizing them for you so you can get exactly what you are looking for.

So why not dive in and get started? Feel free to comment and share your experiences!

UPDATE: Encarta can’t be downloaded anymore. After you press Open, it will send you to another web page.

Fortunately, Microsoft has another application, which can be downloaded for free.

Encarta, until its demise, had the following features:

Encarta Kids

This is a separate interface for kids that features filtered content. Encarta Kids help young students with homework and allows them to learn in a fun and engaging way.

It offers articles, interactive games and multimedia specifically designed for kids aged seven and up.

With it, kids have access to over 25,000 websites pre-selected by Encarta professionals for relevant and age-appropriate research material.

Encarta Atlas

Microsoft Encarta Premium comes with an interactive atlas that has over 1.8 million map locations. You can use Encarta to explore the world atlas to find maps of many places.

There is a map legend that explains all the colors and map symbols while the map customizer customizes your view of the map by selecting the geographical features of the map you want to view.

You will also find a statistical map in the list of map styles that will be very useful for the ones seeking more information.

Encarta Dictionary

Encarta Dictionary is also available in version 16.0 and helps you find definitions of words.

You can double-click a word to quickly find its definition and additional dictionary tools include verb conjugations, synonyms, translations, and antonyms.

You can also use Encarta to translate a word or phrase into another language.

Encarta was a great learning tool, especially for kids so its discontinuation can only be missed. However, we have a list of the best apps to help your kid at school and you will surely find some interesting replacements.

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