Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials

How to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your PC

Windows Live Essentials is a Windows application. Read more about how to uninstall it from your computer. It was coded for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. More info about Microsoft Corporation can be found here. Click on to get more facts about Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Corporation's website. The application is frequently found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live folder. Keep in mind that this location can vary being determined by the user's choice. The entire uninstall command line for Windows Live Essentials is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. WindowsLiveWriter.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 101.84 KB (104288 bytes) on disk.

The following executable files are contained in Windows Live Essentials. They take 14.27 MB (14961976 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 (601.35 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (89.87 KB)
  • WLSync.exe (1.38 MB)
  • msnmsgr.exe (4.08 MB)
  • 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) to view all...

The current page applies to Windows Live Essentials version 15.4.3555.0308 alone. You can find below info on other versions of Windows Live Essentials: to view all...
Numerous files, folders and registry entries can not be uninstalled when you want to remove Windows Live Essentials from your computer.

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

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove Windows Live Essentials:
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsssvcps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\de\LangSelectorLang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\de\startuplang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\de\wlsettingslang.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\de\wlsres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\blackpipe.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\commengine.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\de\WLRemoteResource.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\encoders.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\lkrhwlc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\logging.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\rdpcorewlc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\utilclasses.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\wlcmstscax.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\WLRemoteActiveX.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\WLRemoteResource.dll

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0EE4E59FE6C037246B9B19DFF670D167
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite

Additional registry values that you should delete:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0EE4E59FE6C037246B9B19DFF670D167\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Windows Live\RemoteActiveX\

How to remove Windows Live Essentials with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is an application offered by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, users want to uninstall it. This can be troublesome because doing this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE practice to uninstall Windows Live Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your Windows PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

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 applications installed on your computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications 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 app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Windows Live Essentials in the list of programs, the following data regarding the application is shown to you:

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

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Windows Live Essentials.
Uninstall Windows Live Essentials

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

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

Geographical user distribution

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


The text above 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 for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions 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 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 19:51:17.083