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Windows 7: Do you require Microsoft Live Mesh, Live Essentials and Microsoft Silv

20 Apr 2013   #1
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Do you require Microsoft Live Mesh, Live Essentials and Microsoft Silv

Dear Forum,

I have noticed in my control panel the following programs:


Windows Live Essential 2011

Windows Live Mesh - in various languages

Microsoft Silverlight

I have read in various items on Google and I am not too sure whether or not to delete the various programs and what they do?

Could someone please assist me on what I can delete or keep?

Should I consider deleting any of the programs on the following skydrive items?

I am looking at cleaning up how much is on my computer that is not required.




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20 Apr 2013   #2
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Live Mesh is no longer supported. It was replaced by SkyDrive.
Silverlight may be needed to watch some videos, mostly on Microsoft Sites.
Windows Live Essentials has a number of programs among them Windows Live Mail Client, Windows Live Movie Maker and others.
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20 Apr 2013   #3
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I always delete everything in Live Essentials because there is nothing there that I ever use. If you have no use for them, go ahead and remove them.
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21 Apr 2013   #4
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I always delete everything in Live Essentials because there is nothing there that I ever use. If you have no use for them, go ahead and remove them.
There's really no need to delete them if you don't install them in the first place - Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

@ the OP, If you feel you don't need them, remove them. You can definitely removed the live mesh code as it has been replaced.
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21 Apr 2013   #5
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I just do not wish to impede any operation of Windows software.

I know this is Windows 7 forum, but not knowing the software - I am not sure really what it relates to. And with Windows updating all the time - I am at a loss.

It looks like when I purchased my lap top that Mesh came with it.

Thanks for the assistance people.

I did ask once on this forum what Windows photo gallery - must be part of the Windows Live Essentials - so it must not take up much room on my lap top.
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21 Apr 2013   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A lot of manufacturers pre-loaded Windows Live Essentials even though they are not needed and can be downloaded free anyway. If you don't use them just uninstall them. If the worst comes to the worse and you discover you did use them you can always download and re-install. There are probably newer versions than you have anyway.
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