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How to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your system

Windows Live Essentials is a computer program. This page holds details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was created by Microsoft Corporation. You can find out more on Microsoft Corporation or check for application updates here. Detailed information about Windows Live Essentials can be seen at . Usually the Windows Live Essentials application is placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live directory, depending on the user's option during install. C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe is the full command line if you want to remove Windows Live Essentials. WindowsLiveWriter.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 111.69 KB (114368 bytes) on disk.

Windows Live Essentials contains of the executables below. They occupy 8.95 MB (9380760 bytes) on disk.




  • wlcomm.exe (36.70 KB)
  • LangSelector.exe (322.19 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (1.23 MB)
  • wlsettings.exe (417.19 KB)
  • wlstartup.exe (594.19 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (99.69 KB)
  • msnmsgr.exe (4.07 MB)
  • MovieMaker.exe (119.19 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (284.69 KB)
  • WLXCodecHost.exe (57.19 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (140.19 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (140.19 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (29.69 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (136.19 KB)
  • WLXTranscode.exe (307.70 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (850.20 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (78.19 KB)
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe (111.69 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 16.4.3522.0110 of Windows Live Essentials. Click on the links below for other Windows Live Essentials versions:

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When planning to uninstall Windows Live Essentials you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Windows Live Essentials:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\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.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\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

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3EDADECFA8C18584EB3963108671B82B
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite

Open regedit.exe to remove the registry values below 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\3EDADECFA8C18584EB3963108671B82B\ProductName


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

Windows Live Essentials is a program by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Some users choose to remove this application. This can be hard because deleting this manually requires some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE approach to remove 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your system.

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  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Windows Live Essentials or simply activate the Search field and type in "Windows Live Essentials". If it exists on your system the Windows Live Essentials application will be found automatically. When you select Windows Live Essentials in the list of programs, the following information regarding the application is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Windows Live Essentials, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to remove, by pressing 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 page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove 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 of Windows Live Essentials which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want 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 PC.

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



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  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows (6.4)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall 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 simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Windows Live Essentials supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 04:49:20.077