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A guide to uninstall Windows Live from your system

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall Windows Live for Windows. The Windows version was developed by Microsoft Corporation. Check out here for more information on Microsoft Corporation. Click on to get more information about Windows Live on Microsoft Corporation's website. The program is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live folder (same installation drive as Windows). Windows Live's complete uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. The program's main executable file is named WindowsLiveWriter.exe and it has a size of 101.84 KB (104288 bytes).

The executables below are part of Windows Live. They occupy about 6.48 MB (6799888 bytes) on disk.

  • wlcomm.exe (24.86 KB)
  • defmgr.exe (680.77 KB)
  • LangSelector.exe (337.85 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (1.15 MB)
  • wlsettings.exe (481.85 KB)
  • wlstartup.exe (601.35 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (89.87 KB)
  • MovieMaker.exe (108.86 KB)
  • WindowsLivePhotoViewer.exe (54.86 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (376.36 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)
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe (1.12 MB)
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe (101.84 KB)
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This web page is about Windows Live version 15.4.3555.0308 alone. You can find below a few links to other Windows Live versions:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Part_A few of these are listed below.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Windows Live:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live

Files remaining:
  • 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.exe
  • 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\Shared\fr\uxctlloc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\fr\wliduxloc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\uxcalendar.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\uxcontacts.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\uxcore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\uxctl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\uxctlhc.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\uxctlloc.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\wlbici.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\wldcore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\wldlog.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\wlidux.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\wliduxhc.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared\wliduxloc.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\SOXE\wlsoxe.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\ContentEditor.tlb
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mso.acl
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7en.dub
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7en.lex
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7fr.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7fr.dub
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7fr.lex
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\fr\WindowsLive.Writer.Localization.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\fr\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\html\loading.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\html\map.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\html\map-preview.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\template\default.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\template\defaultstyle.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WeblogPost.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Client.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Api.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.ApplicationFramework.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.BlogClient.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.BrowserControl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Controls.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.CoreServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Extensibility.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.FileDestinations.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.HtmlEditor.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.HtmlParser.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Instrumentation.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Interop.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Interop.Mshtml.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Interop.SHDocVw.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Localization.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Mshtml.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.Passport.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.PostEditor.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLive.Writer.SpellChecker.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveLocal.WriterPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriter.Application.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriter.Application.tlb
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriter.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriter.Filter_x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriter.Ribbon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\wlsqm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\writer.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Photo Acquisition\PreviouslyAcquired.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Bici\Bici13_00.sqm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Bici\Bici13_01.sqm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Bici\Bici4_00.sqm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Installer\Catalog\short.xml

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.windows.cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\live.com
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.windows.cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\Internet Explorer\EdpDomStorage\live.com
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\AuthCookies\Live
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\076CFAAAB965F2A4284B2449E5D03EFE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\11B786265B8581A4B93CD94FEC301F49
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\26CEF00243C306D4C98ECE73E2100CF8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3D04254D3B6B9FF42B3445CE3E1E0066
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\60EA627A3AAA1D34783E075F0113F440
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7B292C385A83B0447A137070E0186AF4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AD29A9B3473627846B6452F38126D4F5
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\BAF5E720674195C4AA4B23FE82253099
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\BFF8CCA148D950C44AED2DA8B99C6189
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CC973E50626FD7E438456483563B30FB
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\E97A59ECCF4EFFF4A857920FB449F22F
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F132F0B0A6ECD384AA32773B467F9571
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F1F913432FC79CC43B75A17E2DFFA35C
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F4E3B286A696ED244AC1C470AE61874B
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Mail\Windows Live Mail
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\News\Windows Live Mail
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework\v2.0.50727\NGenService\Roots\C:/Program Files (x86)/Windows Live/Writer/WindowsLiveWriter.exe
  • 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 you should delete:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\076CFAAAB965F2A4284B2449E5D03EFE\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\11B786265B8581A4B93CD94FEC301F49\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\26CEF00243C306D4C98ECE73E2100CF8\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3D04254D3B6B9FF42B3445CE3E1E0066\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\60EA627A3AAA1D34783E075F0113F440\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7B292C385A83B0447A137070E0186AF4\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AD29A9B3473627846B6452F38126D4F5\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\BAF5E720674195C4AA4B23FE82253099\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\BFF8CCA148D950C44AED2DA8B99C6189\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CC973E50626FD7E438456483563B30FB\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\E97A59ECCF4EFFF4A857920FB449F22F\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F132F0B0A6ECD384AA32773B467F9571\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F1F913432FC79CC43B75A17E2DFFA35C\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\F4E3B286A696ED244AC1C470AE61874B\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3214941231-4182564861-4079585057-1002\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe


A way to delete Windows Live from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live is a program offered by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, people choose to erase this application. This can be troublesome because deleting this manually takes some know-how regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY procedure to erase Windows Live 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your computer.

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  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Windows Live or simply click the Search field and type in "Windows Live". If it is installed on your PC the Windows Live app will be found very quickly. After you select Windows Live in the list , the following information about the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Windows Live, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Windows Live:





  • The publisher 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 window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Windows Live.
Uninstall Windows Live


8. After removing Windows Live, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Windows Live that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Windows Live with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.



Geographical user distribution

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

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Windows Live by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, we are not saying that Windows Live by Microsoft Corporation is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Windows Live 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 discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:03:43.173