Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials



A guide to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your PC

Windows Live Essentials is a Windows application. Read below about how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows version was developed by Microsoft Corporation. Check out here for more details on Microsoft Corporation. Click on to get more data about Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Corporation's website. Windows Live Essentials is usually set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live folder, however this location may vary a lot depending on the user's decision when installing the application. You can remove Windows Live Essentials by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. Note that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. Windows Live Essentials's main file takes about 101.84 KB (104288 bytes) and is named WindowsLiveWriter.exe.

The executables below are part of Windows Live Essentials. They occupy about 13.18 MB (13824848 bytes) on disk.



  • companionuser.exe (53.38 KB)
  • wlcomm.exe (24.86 KB)
  • fsssvc.exe (1.42 MB)
  • fsui.exe (863.85 KB)
  • defmgr.exe (680.77 KB)
  • LangSelector.exe (337.85 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (1.15 MB)
  • wlsettings.exe (481.85 KB)
  • wlstartup.exe (604.35 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (89.87 KB)
  • MOE.exe (69.84 KB)
  • WLSync.exe (1.38 MB)
  • msnmsgr.exe (4.04 MB)
  • MovieMaker.exe (108.86 KB)
  • WindowsLivePhotoViewer.exe (54.86 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (374.36 KB)
  • WLXCodecHost.exe (45.86 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (240.86 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (128.36 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (18.86 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (114.86 KB)
  • WLXTranscode.exe (178.86 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (668.36 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (67.36 KB)
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe (101.84 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 15.4.3502.0922 of Windows Live Essentials. You can find below a few links to other Windows Live Essentials releases:

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

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Windows Live Essentials:
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Windows Live Essentials:
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\abssm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\condb.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\conmigrate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\conproxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\consync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\liveNatTrav.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\LivePlatform.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\livetransport.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\lmcdata.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\ObjectStore.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\PresenceIM.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\en\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsapi.tlb
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvcps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsui.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsui.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsuihc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsuires.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\imageclassifier.bin
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\NBFeatures.bin
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\StaticUrlList.bin
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\WFP\fssfltr.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\WFP\fssfltr.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\defmgr.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\en\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\en\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\en\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\en\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\LangSelector.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\langselectorhc.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\LangSelectorLang.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\LangSelectorRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\settingshc.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\startuphc.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\startuplang.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\startupres.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlsettings.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlsettingslang.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlsettingsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlshim.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlstartup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlupdate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\ABImport.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\en\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\mailacct.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\mailcomm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\mailhc.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\mailimp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\maillang.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\mailres2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\mailrt2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\msmail.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\8\mssp7en.DLL
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\8\mssp7en.lex
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\8\spell.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\smapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\ucspell.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\vista.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wabapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wcics.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wcstore.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wcstoreproxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wcsync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmfilter.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmimefilter32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\en\msgslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\en\ShareAnythingControllang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\ErrorResponse.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\highcont.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgrapp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgrvsta.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgsc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgslang.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\psmsong.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\rtmpltfm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\scenex.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\shareanything.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\ShareAnythingControllang.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\ShareAnythingControlRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\sounds.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\uccapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\uccapires.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usertiles.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\vvpltfrm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\winks.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\D3DX10_42.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\D3DX9_42.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\DmxBici.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\MovieMakerLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\RegRes.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WindowsLivePhotoViewerLocalized.dll.mui

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\032440EF5AC97F34B985A55C2AA8F133
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\032440EF5AC97F34B985A55C2AA8F133\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Windows Live\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\fsssvc\ImagePath




A way to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is a program marketed by Microsoft Corporation. Some people choose to uninstall this application. Sometimes this can be efortful because performing this by hand requires some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE solution to uninstall Windows Live Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is 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 clean your computer.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools category
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4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
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5. All the programs installed on your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Windows Live Essentials or simply click the Search field and type in "Windows Live Essentials". If it exists on your system the Windows Live Essentials application will be found very quickly. When you click Windows Live Essentials in the list of apps, some information regarding the program is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding Windows Live Essentials, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Windows Live Essentials:


  • The software company 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 window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Windows Live Essentials.
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8. After removing Windows Live Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Windows Live Essentials that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Windows Live Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows (6.4)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, nor are we saying that Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove Windows Live Essentials in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:41:26.357