Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials



A guide to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your system

This web page is about Windows Live Essentials for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was created by Microsoft Corporation. Further information on Microsoft Corporation can be found here. Click on to get more facts about Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Corporation's website. The program is often found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live folder (same installation drive as Windows). C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall Windows Live Essentials. MovieMaker.exe is the Windows Live Essentials's primary executable file and it takes circa 119.00 KB (121856 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of Windows Live Essentials. They occupy about 4.66 MB (4888576 bytes) on disk.



  • wlcomm.exe (36.50 KB)
  • LangSelector.exe (322.00 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (1.23 MB)
  • wlsettings.exe (417.00 KB)
  • wlstartup.exe (594.00 KB)
  • MovieMaker.exe (119.00 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (284.50 KB)
  • WLXCodecHost.exe (57.00 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (140.00 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (140.00 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (29.50 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (136.00 KB)
  • WLXTranscode.exe (307.50 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (850.00 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (78.00 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 16.4.3505.0912 of Windows Live Essentials. For more Windows Live Essentials versions please click below:

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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 (x86)\Windows Live

The files below are left behind on your disk by Windows Live Essentials when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\abssm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\condb.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\conmigrate.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\conproxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\consync.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\liveNatTrav.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\LivePlatform.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\livetransport.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\lmcdata.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\ObjectStore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\PresenceIM.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\de\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\el\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\en\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\es\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fr\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsapi.tlb
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvcps.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsui.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsui.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsuihc.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsuires.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\he\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\imageclassifier.bin
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\it\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\NBFeatures.bin
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\nl\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\pt-pt\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\StaticUrlList.bin
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Family Safety\zh-tw\fsui.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\de\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\de\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\de\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\de\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\defmgr.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\el\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\el\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\el\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\el\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\en\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\en\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\en\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\en\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\es\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\es\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\es\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\es\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\fr\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\fr\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\fr\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\fr\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\he\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\he\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\he\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\he\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\it\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\it\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\it\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\it\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\nl\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\nl\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\nl\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\nl\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\pt-pt\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\pt-pt\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\pt-pt\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\pt-pt\wlsres.dll.mui
  • 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\Installer\zh-tw\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\zh-tw\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\zh-tw\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\zh-tw\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\ABImport.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\de\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\el\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\en\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\es\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\fr\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\he\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\it\maillang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailacct.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailcomm.dll

Many times the following registry keys will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\080D06C97E485A34E8AC8252D352B37D
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3AB5F096BED5DC2469B26F78EE95AF7A
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4E0A690B1A62F9E458847597469B34B4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\6224FC181C74C8147881B1E32D3C8787
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9F6A430C9656B1943BFB5F1D25127A80
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C9B13F7B57780054E8D9A6EBA91EC74F
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CB91EEF1C0F64E2428FFBF95F71614FD
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\EFA3D4B997684074AAC4AB0B4E8107FE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\080D06C97E485A34E8AC8252D352B37D\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3AB5F096BED5DC2469B26F78EE95AF7A\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4E0A690B1A62F9E458847597469B34B4\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\6224FC181C74C8147881B1E32D3C8787\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9F6A430C9656B1943BFB5F1D25127A80\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C9B13F7B57780054E8D9A6EBA91EC74F\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CB91EEF1C0F64E2428FFBF95F71614FD\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\EFA3D4B997684074AAC4AB0B4E8107FE\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\fsssvc\ImagePath




How to remove Windows Live Essentials from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is a program offered by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, computer users try to erase this program. Sometimes this is difficult because uninstalling this manually requires some experience regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE approach to erase Windows Live Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows PC.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs installed on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Windows Live Essentials or simply click the Search field and type in "Windows Live Essentials". The Windows Live Essentials program will be found automatically. When you select Windows Live Essentials in the list of applications, some data about the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Windows Live Essentials, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you want to remove, 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. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. 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 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 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 folders are left behind on your disk.

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

This page is not a piece of advice 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. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove Windows Live Essentials in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:47:03.343