How To Uninstall Individual Windows Live Programs?
By on August 5th, 2009

Windows Live Essentials is a useful suite of programs bundled into one by Microsoft, the suite includes several Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Writer and Movie Maker Beta and Windows Live Family Safety.

Once you install Windows Live Essentials you can make use of the individual programs without problems, but what if you want to remove one of the programs that you installed for example Windows Live Messenger?

If you are searching high and dry in the add/remove programs you may not find any entry for Windows Live Messenger or for that matter any other programs in the suite as they are all bundled under Windows Live Essentials.

Here is a step by step tutorial that will allow you to uninstall individual programs from Windows Live Essentials.

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Step 1: Go to Add/remove programs or Programs & features in control panel and find the entry for Windows Live Essentials.

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Step 2: In the window that opens up, select the Uninstall option and click on Continue button.

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Step 3: When you click on the continue button, you will see a list of individual Windows Live programs that you can uninstall, just select the checkboxes next to the name of the program and click on Continue.

That’s it, the program you select will now be uninstalled from the Windows Live Essentials suite.

This can be used to uninstall Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Writer and Movie Maker Beta and Windows Live Family Safety.

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  • Cooper

    Thank you for the solution.

  • http://www.beautifulcalling.ca Jenn @ Beautiful Cal

    Thanks so much for this. Very helpful (though it may seem simple to some! LOL)

  • Ken Beale

    A great tip, unfortunately, when I Click on Windows Live Essentials in Control Panel Uninstall programs I get no response no matter how long i wait. I have also tried AppWix.cpl from the Run command without success.

    Can you help in any other way?

  • HamatoKameko

    This is all well and good when it actually lets you access the window with the checkboxes. Unfortunately my computer won’t let me and instead just flashes the box too fast to even see before saying “lol we uninstalled what you selected.” I don’t know what to do.

 
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