Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials



A guide to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your PC

Windows Live Essentials is a Windows program. Read below about how to remove it from your PC. It was coded for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. Take a look here where you can find out more on Microsoft Corporation. Click on to get more data about Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Corporation's website. The application is frequently located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live directory (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for uninstalling Windows Live Essentials is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for administrator rights. The application's main executable file occupies 118.41 KB (121256 bytes) on disk and is titled MovieMaker.exe.

Windows Live Essentials installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 4.65 MB (4880864 bytes) on disk.



  • wlcomm.exe (35.91 KB)
  • LangSelector.exe (321.44 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (1.23 MB)
  • wlsettings.exe (416.44 KB)
  • wlstartup.exe (593.44 KB)
  • MovieMaker.exe (118.41 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (283.91 KB)
  • WLXCodecHost.exe (56.44 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (139.41 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (139.44 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (28.94 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (135.44 KB)
  • WLXTranscode.exe (306.94 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (849.44 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (77.44 KB)
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The current page applies to Windows Live Essentials version 16.4.3503.0728 alone. Click on the links below for other Windows Live Essentials versions:

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Windows Live Essentials has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live

The files below are left behind on your disk when you remove Windows Live Essentials:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\en\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\LangSelector.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\langselectorhc.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\LangSelectorLang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\LangSelectorRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\settingshc.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\startuphc.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\startuplang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\startupres.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlsettings.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlsettingslang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlsettingsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlshim.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlstartup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlupdate.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\D3DCOMPILER_46.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\DmxBici.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\MovieMakerLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\RegRes.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLFacebookPlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLFlickrPlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLVimeoPlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLXAlbumDownloadWizardResources.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLXMediaPublishSubscribe.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLXPhotoAcq.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLXPhotoLibraryDuiResourcesLocalized.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLXSendMail.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLXSlideshow.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLXVideoAcquireWizardResources.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLYouTubePlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\Imaging.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MetadataSys.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\Microsoft.WindowsLive.PublishPlugins.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\Microsoft.WindowsLive.SubscribePlugins.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerCore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerLang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerPreviewClient.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\AudioClipTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\AudioFadeEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BarsHorizontalTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BarsVerticalTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BasicScrollingTextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BigZoomTextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BlackAndWhiteEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BlackAndWhiteThemeScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BlurSmallEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BlurThroughBlackTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BlurTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BowTieHorizontalTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BowTieVerticalTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BrightnessEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BWOrangeEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BWRedEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\BWYellowEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CheckerboardTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicBlurTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicCaption1TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicCaption2LeftTextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicCaption2RightTextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicCreditsLeftTextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicCreditsRightTextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicFadeThroughGrayTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicOverlayLeftHighEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicOverlayLeftLowEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicOverlayRightHighEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicOverlayRightLowEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicThemeScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CinematicTitleTextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CirclesTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CircleTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\Contemporary1TransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\Contemporary2TransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\Contemporary5TransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\Contemporary6TransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\Contemporary7TransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\Contemporary8TransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryDropDown1TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryDropDown2TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFade1TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFade2TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFade3TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFlyInLeft1TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFlyInLeft2TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFlyInLeft3TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryThemeScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CrossFadeTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CyanEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DefaultProjectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DefaultThemeScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiagonalBoxOutTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiagonalCrossOutTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiagonalDownRightTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiamondTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DissolveRoughTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DissolveTransitionTemplate.wlmx




How to erase Windows Live Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is an application offered by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, people want to erase this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because deleting this manually requires some knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY procedure to erase Windows Live Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Windows Live Essentials or simply click the Search feature and type in "Windows Live Essentials". The Windows Live Essentials application will be found very quickly. After you select Windows Live Essentials in the list of programs, the following data regarding the program is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding Windows Live Essentials, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Windows Live Essentials:


  • The web site of the program is: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Windows Live Essentials.
Uninstall Windows Live Essentials


8. After uninstalling Windows Live Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Windows Live Essentials which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Windows Live Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Windows Live Essentials supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:56:27.627