Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials

A guide to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your system

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall Windows Live Essentials for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. You can read 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 program is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live folder, depending on the user's option during setup. Windows Live Essentials's complete uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. The application's main executable file has a size of 98.85 KB (101224 bytes) on disk and is named WindowsLiveWriter.exe.

Windows Live Essentials is composed of the following executables which take 8.93 MB (9367248 bytes) on disk:

  • wlcomm.exe (26.87 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (702.85 KB)
  • wloobe.exe (364.85 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (112.34 KB)
  • msnmsgr.exe (3.71 MB)
  • msvs.exe (432.38 KB)
  • wlcsdk.exe (569.36 KB)
  • wlcstart.exe (60.84 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (536.38 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (225.88 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (135.87 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (16.38 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (114.38 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (745.38 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (67.88 KB)
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe (1.12 MB)
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe (98.85 KB) to view all...

This data is about Windows Live Essentials version 14.0.8064.0206 alone. You can find below info on other versions of Windows Live Essentials: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Windows Live Essentials we advise you to 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

The files below remain on your disk by Windows Live Essentials's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\abssm.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\contact.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\lmcdata.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wldlog.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wloobe.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msacm32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\ImagingDevice.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\ImagingServices.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\MicrosoftEffects.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\msidcrl40.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\PhotoViewerShim.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\PhotoViewerShimx64.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\Shared\Filters.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\UXCalendar.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\UXContacts.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\UXCore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLDCore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\wlxclip.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXDSPA.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXGrinderScheduler.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\WLXPhotoAcq.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoBase.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoCinematic.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoClassic.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoLibraryDatabase.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoLibraryDuiResources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoLibraryDuiResourcesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoLibraryMain.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoLibraryResources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoSqm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoViewer.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoVoyager.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPipeline.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPipetran.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXQuickTimeControlHostPS.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXQuickTimeShellExt.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXSendMail.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXSlideshow.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXThumbCache.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXVAFilt.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXVideoTrim.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7en.lex
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7it.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\Dictionaries\mssp7IT.lex
  • 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\it\WindowsLive.Writer.Localization.resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\loc
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\msidcrl40.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\sqmapi.dll
  • 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.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\wlsqm.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\082E171EEAB00644F974AC691D87826B
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite_Wave3

Additional registry values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\082E171EEAB00644F974AC691D87826B\ProductName

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

Windows Live Essentials is a program offered by Microsoft Corporation. Frequently, computer users decide to erase this program. This is easier said than done because doing this by hand requires some knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY solution to erase Windows Live Essentials 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 a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general utility to clean your system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll 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 program will be found automatically. Notice that when you click Windows Live Essentials in the list of apps, some information about the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Windows Live Essentials, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you wish 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. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Windows Live Essentials.
Uninstall Windows Live Essentials

8. After removing Windows Live Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 PC.

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

Geographical user distribution

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


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, we are not saying that Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Windows Live Essentials in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 19:08:35.627