Windows Live Windows Live

How to uninstall Windows Live from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall Windows Live for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. More info about Microsoft Corporation can be found here. Please follow if you want to read more on Windows Live on Microsoft Corporation's web page. The application is often found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live directory. Take into account that this path can differ depending on the user's preference. The complete uninstall command line for Windows Live is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. WindowsLiveWriter.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 111.50 KB (114176 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed together with Windows Live. They take about 11.24 MB (11781984 bytes) on disk.

  • wlcomm.exe (36.48 KB)
  • fsssvc.exe (1.44 MB)
  • fsui.exe (871.50 KB)
  • LangSelector.exe (322.00 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (1.23 MB)
  • wlsettings.exe (417.00 KB)
  • wlstartup.exe (594.00 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (99.50 KB)
  • msnmsgr.exe (4.07 MB)
  • MovieMaker.exe (119.00 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (284.48 KB)
  • WLXCodecHost.exe (56.98 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (139.98 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (139.98 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (29.48 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (135.98 KB)
  • WLXTranscode.exe (307.48 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (850.00 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (77.98 KB)
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe (111.50 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to Windows Live version 16.4.3508.0205 only. You can find below info on other application versions of Windows Live: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall Windows Live.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Windows Live
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Windows Live Writer

The files below are left behind on your disk by Windows Live 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\Installer\defmgr.dll
  • 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\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\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\Messenger\en\msgslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\en\ShareAnythingControllang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\ErrorResponse.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\fr\msgslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\fr\ShareAnythingControllang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\highcont.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msgrapp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msgrvsta.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msgsc.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msgslang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msgsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\MUI\0409\uccapires.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\MUI\040C\uccapires.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\psmsong.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\rtmpltfm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\scenex.mct
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\shareanything.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\ShareAnythingControllang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\ShareAnythingControlRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\sounds.mct
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\uccapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\uccapires.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\usertiles.mct
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\vvpltfrm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\winks.mct
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\DmxBici.dll
  • 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\WLXMediaPublishSubscribe.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\en\WLYouTubePlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\fr\RegRes.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\fr\WLFacebookPlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\fr\WLFlickrPlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\fr\WLVimeoPlugin.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\fr\WLXMediaPublishSubscribe.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\fr\WLYouTubePlugin.resources.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\PublishPluginsInterop.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\RegRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\SubscribePluginsInterop.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLFacebookPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLFlickrPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLVimeoPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXImageTranscode.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXMediaPublishSubscribe.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoBase.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoSqm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXTranscode.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLYouTubePlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\en\uxctlloc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\en\wliduxloc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\ExclusionList.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\fr\uxctlloc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\fr\wliduxloc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\MPG4DEMUX.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\RSCMFT.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\uxcalendar.dll

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity\Identities\119e0c19f73bb382_LiveId\TicketCache\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0F0EE0A5909EB3F44B73AA9D524272BC
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\29C490E5882634F4AAA94D250D12F8F3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3CAB682B6EBC4584FB86BE273AC4AE65
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\49C5D6C9A6837ED49BF925D3F361B7A9
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\49CC9FF032FEE104DBDB7304D3A1B283
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\53910CA247731894898C419EC34173C2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5B265D302E4C64849A0233717888EB00
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5B44A911732665D44842D5EA07DEF3E4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\8955443E42442EE47BC12C33527FBF17
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\93785E0FC4B2F894B9D0FFF0F25DB216
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9B3296B69178B52419C6DC92803FA1FA
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9FC8D7ED25C90EB43B0E4D1F615C428A
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A61718873AD5F3B43ACC6E63675EFC87
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C27625EC9E0A05448857882A125DDC05
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\E9EE0B6C821284447BEAE5B2640E0F7E
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Mail\Windows Live Mail
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\News\Windows Live Mail
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\OnlineProviders\Windows Live Identity Provider
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\Windows Live ID Token Issuer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite

Additional registry values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0F0EE0A5909EB3F44B73AA9D524272BC\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\29C490E5882634F4AAA94D250D12F8F3\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3CAB682B6EBC4584FB86BE273AC4AE65\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\49C5D6C9A6837ED49BF925D3F361B7A9\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\49CC9FF032FEE104DBDB7304D3A1B283\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\53910CA247731894898C419EC34173C2\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5B265D302E4C64849A0233717888EB00\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5B44A911732665D44842D5EA07DEF3E4\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\8955443E42442EE47BC12C33527FBF17\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\93785E0FC4B2F894B9D0FFF0F25DB216\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9B3296B69178B52419C6DC92803FA1FA\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9FC8D7ED25C90EB43B0E4D1F615C428A\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A61718873AD5F3B43ACC6E63675EFC87\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C27625EC9E0A05448857882A125DDC05\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\E9EE0B6C821284447BEAE5B2640E0F7E\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wlidsvc\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wlidsvc\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wlidsvc\ImagePath

How to uninstall Windows Live from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live is a program released by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, people decide to erase it. Sometimes this is difficult because removing this by hand requires some skill related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE manner to erase Windows Live is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to clean your system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Click on 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 your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Windows Live or simply activate the Search field and type in "Windows Live". If it exists on your system the Windows Live program will be found automatically. Notice that when you click Windows Live in the list of applications, the following information about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Windows Live, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Windows Live:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Windows Live.
Uninstall Windows Live

8. After uninstalling Windows Live, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Windows Live that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Windows Live with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Windows Live by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, nor are we saying that Windows Live by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Windows Live supposing you want to. 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.

2016-06-24 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-24 15:57:27.487