Windows Live Essentials Uninstaller

It is now exactly a year ago since I released Windows Live Messenger Uninstaller and mentioned planning to build a “more general remover for the Windows Live series“. The time has finally come for a public release of Windows Live Essentials Uninstaller. But first, a few things I have to mention about WLMU.

Windows Live Messenger Uninstaller was an unexpected success and showed that many people were experiencing the same stated problem and were looking for a decent and quick solution.  Almost everyone that I got a reaction from, either through mails, comments or other sites, claimed to have successfully solved the problem by removing Windows Live Messenger with WLMU.

Until now I have tracked some statistics about the downloads on WLMU and can proudly say that in a year time, the tool has been downloaded more than 30.000 times from my site alone! I’m very glad to see that so many people have found the tool useful. This was one of the main reasons for me to publish a follow up tool, which I will describe in some detail below.

Windows Live Essentials Uninstaller
Windows Live Essentials Uninstaller scans the system and tries to find Windows Live Essentials products that were installed during the setup. If any products were found, it presents them in a list from which you can choose to remove or repair such a product.

WLEU is hereby published as a first public version 1.2.1 and is, as I mentioned earlier, a direct follow up of the tool WLMU. WLEU is built on the same principles as was the case with WLMU and therefore again uses the product’s CLSID with Windows Installer to accomplish a clean removal. Refer to the changelog below for specific changes that were made.

You can download the tool from the following link:

Download Windows Live Essentials Uninstaller 1.2.1 (837kB)

MD5 hash: 1512df1cadd7c804957d2d83f380659b

The tool is very simple to use. If it finds any WLE components it will give you a list from which you can select the component you want to uninstall/repair.  You will also get a generated command that you can use to manually remove it. When you press UNINSTALL or REPAIR the tool will run the command automatically for you.

Note: This software comes with absolute no warranty! By using this program you agree that I am not responsible for anything caused by this software whatsoever.

Future releases
If you have any comments, suggestions or bugs, please put them here in the comments or contact me by mail. If it is useful/serious I will add/fix it in the next release.

{First public version 1.2.1}
+ Added new WLE component trace scan
+ Added uninstall finish confirmation
+ Added Setup, Boot and Display options
+ Added component information: Version, Install Date, Local Package, Install source and Product ID

5 thoughts on “Windows Live Essentials Uninstaller”

  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something
    which I think I would never understand. It seems too
    complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for
    your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  2. There is not much more to say, you two trolls posting after me, the original poster. The app is not working under Windows 8 / 8.1. That’s it, nothing complicated about that.

    PS. The author of this article has gone MIA. Don’t bother to address him.

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