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How to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your PC

Windows Live Essentials is a software application. This page holds details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. Go over here where you can read more on Microsoft Corporation. Click on to get more information about Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Corporation's website. The program is often found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live directory. Take into account that this location can vary depending on the user's choice. Windows Live Essentials's full uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. MovieMaker.exe is the Windows Live Essentials's main executable file and it occupies approximately 119.19 KB (122048 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of Windows Live Essentials. They take an average of 4.66 MB (4891504 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)
  • MovieMaker.exe (119.19 KB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (284.70 KB)
  • WLXCodecHost.exe (57.19 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (140.20 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (140.20 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (29.70 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (136.19 KB)
  • WLXTranscode.exe (307.70 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (850.19 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (78.19 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 16.4.3528.0331 of Windows Live Essentials. Click on the links below for other Windows Live Essentials versions:

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Some files, folders and registry entries will not be uninstalled when you are trying to remove Windows Live Essentials from your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • 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
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFade2TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFade3TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFlyInLeft1TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFlyInLeft2TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryFlyInLeft3TextScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\ContemporaryThemeScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CrossFadeTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\CyanEffectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DefaultProjectTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DefaultThemeScript.wlms
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiagonalBoxOutTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiagonalCrossOutTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiagonalDownRightTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DiamondTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DissolveRoughTransitionTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\DissolveTransitionTemplate.wlmx


How to remove Windows Live Essentials from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is a program by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, computer users want to erase it. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because performing this manually takes some skill related to Windows internal functioning. The best EASY way to erase 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 already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows system.

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  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Windows Live Essentials or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Windows Live Essentials". The Windows Live Essentials app will be found automatically. After you click Windows Live Essentials in the list of applications, some data regarding the program is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you 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 app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Windows Live Essentials:





  • The software company 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. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. 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 an additional 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 able to delete them. By removing Windows Live Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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



Geographical user distribution

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


Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to remove Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Windows Live Essentials supposing you decide this is what you want to do. 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.

2016-06-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:45:35.163