Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials

A way to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your system

This page contains thorough information on how to remove Windows Live Essentials for Windows. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation. Take a look here where you can find out more on Microsoft Corporation. Please open if you want to read more on Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Corporation's web page. Windows Live Essentials is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live folder, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's choice when installing the application. The entire uninstall command line for Windows Live Essentials is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. WindowsLiveWriter.exe is the Windows Live Essentials's main executable file and it occupies circa 97.84 KB (100192 bytes) on disk.

Windows Live Essentials installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 8.58 MB (8997856 bytes) on disk.

  • wlcomm.exe (26.87 KB)
  • fsssvc.exe (688.34 KB)
  • fsui.exe (632.34 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (702.34 KB)
  • wloobe.exe (363.84 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (110.83 KB)
  • MovieMaker.Exe (2.90 MB)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe (534.86 KB)
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe (224.86 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe (134.86 KB)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe (15.36 KB)
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe (113.35 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (740.36 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (66.86 KB)
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe (1.12 MB)
  • wltuser.exe (219.37 KB)
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe (97.84 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to Windows Live Essentials version 14.0.8089.0726 alone. Click on the links below for other Windows Live Essentials versions: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall Windows Live Essentials.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove Windows Live Essentials:
  • 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\Mail\ABImport.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\actorbas.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\adorner.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\aimg.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\alayout.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\canproxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\canvas.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\cnvsshrd.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\dgeneral.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailacct.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailcomm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailhc.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailimp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\maillang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailres2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mailrt2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\msidcrl40.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\msmail.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\mso.acl
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\piBase.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\piOrg.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\7\mssp7en.DLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\7\mssp7en.lex
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\7\spell.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0405\3\mssp3cz.DLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0405\3\mssp3cz.lex
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0405\3\spell.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\smapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\ArtDeco.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Bamboo.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\bamboo.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\blue_tiles.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\BlueTiles.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Bubbles.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Bubbles.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\cactustile.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\color_stripe.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\ColorStripe.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\deco.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Desktop.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\dino.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Dinosaur.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\dj.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\draw.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Drawing.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Family07_back.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Garden.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Garden.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\HandPrints.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Cheddar.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\cheese.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\LED.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\LED.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Money.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Money.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\MOS_01S.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\MOS_06.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Mosaic1.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Mosaic2.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Music.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Snowboard.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Snowboard.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\Southwest.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\yellow_tiles.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\YellowTiles.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\ucspell.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\uxcalendar.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\uxcontacts.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\uxcore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\vista.thm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wab32res.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wabapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wcics.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wcstore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wcstoreproxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wcsync.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wldcore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wldlog.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmfilter.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmfilter.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4E823F3EF9BEFBA4F83FA50D7472348D
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite_Wave3

Supplementary values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4E823F3EF9BEFBA4F83FA50D7472348D\ProductName

How to erase Windows Live Essentials from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is an application marketed by Microsoft Corporation. Some people decide to uninstall it. Sometimes this is easier said than done because removing this by hand takes some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY approach to uninstall 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 Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. All the applications existing on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find 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. When you select Windows Live Essentials in the list of apps, the following data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Windows Live Essentials, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Windows Live Essentials:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • 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 come up. accept the removal 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. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Windows Live Essentials which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Windows Live Essentials with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.

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


This page is not a piece of advice 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 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 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: 2016-06-18 21:15:33.580