Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials

A guide to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your computer

This page is about Windows Live Essentials for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation. Go over 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 website. The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live directory. Keep in mind that this location can differ being determined by the user's decision. Windows Live Essentials's full uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. WindowsLiveWriter.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 97.84 KB (100192 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are part of Windows Live Essentials. They take an average of 11.81 MB (12381504 bytes) on disk.

  • wlcomm.exe (25.86 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (702.84 KB)
  • wloobe.exe (364.34 KB)
  • wlmail.exe (110.83 KB)
  • msnmsgr.exe (3.69 MB)
  • msvs.exe (432.38 KB)
  • wlcsdk.exe (568.34 KB)
  • wlcstart.exe (59.84 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 (113.36 KB)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe (740.36 KB)
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe (66.86 KB)
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe (1.12 MB)
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe (97.84 KB) to view all...

This page is about Windows Live Essentials version 14.0.8117.0416 alone. You can find below info on other application versions of Windows Live Essentials: to view all...
If you're planning to uninstall Windows Live Essentials you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

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

The files below are left behind 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\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\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\Cheddar.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\Stationery\cheese.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\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
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\D3DX9_41.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\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\MovieMakerTemplates\AudioClipTemplate.wlmx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMakerTemplates\AudioFadeEffectTemplate.wlmx

Generally the following registry data will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5F52F4749CDB5E041B6B6FFB32CF01F6
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite_Wave3

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5F52F4749CDB5E041B6B6FFB32CF01F6\ProductName

A way to delete Windows Live Essentials from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is a program by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Some people try to erase it. Sometimes this is easier said than done because performing this manually requires some skill regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE way to erase 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 system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's design and wealth of features 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 feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Windows Live Essentials or simply click the Search feature and type in "Windows Live Essentials". The Windows Live Essentials app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Windows Live Essentials in the list of apps, the following data about the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating 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.
  • Details about the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Windows Live Essentials:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Windows Live Essentials.
Uninstall Windows Live Essentials

8. After removing Windows Live Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Windows Live Essentials that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Windows Live Essentials with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove 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 text only 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 discovered 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 19:48:00.850