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Windows 7: Live Essentials removal


26 May 2010   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Live Essentials removal

I'm just curious if there is a surefire way of removing Windows Live Essentials for the sys without causing any problems, or if removal of it will cause problems in Win 7.

I've tried the control panel/programs and features and clicked on the uninstall/change...which does nothing.

Using Revo uninstaller, it finds approx over 150 registry entries which I would have to remove. Before taking this course of action, I thought I would ask if anyone has encountered any problems in doing this.
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Also, using Glary Utilities, every time I run the Tracks Eraser program, I find consistent entries such as the following:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\E0LGS8G2\SMInstrumentation[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\E0LGS8G2\SMAppData[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VGM2Y13R\views[1]
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IVY26NHR\SMSyncMessage[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IVY26NHR\SMConstantsdef[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\8EBD01FA\SMRegistry[2].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VGM2Y13R\SMUIContainer[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VGM2Y13R\SMSystemData[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VGM2Y13R\SMVersion1[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\8EBD01FA\SMClientDB[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\E0LGS8G2\SMSubscriptionData[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VGM2Y13R\syncmessage[1].aspx
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IVY26NHR\SMUtils[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\E0LGS8G2\SMProviderEnum[1].vbs
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\IVY26NHR\SMVersionMgr[1].vbs

I'm curious as to what anything to do with IE5 is doing on a win 7 sys that came with IE8.

Any input/ideas would be appreciated - Thank you


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26 May 2010   #2

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
one more note

I'm sorry, I did forget to mention I d/l ed Windows Installer Clean up, unfortunately, Live Essentials is not listed in the programs to remove.
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26 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's the standard name for the folder. It's been Content.IE5 since IE5 and for every version of IE afterwards.

As for the uninstall, I normally follow-up with a sweep of the registry with CCleaner and that's it.
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26 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

Try this:

click Start, and then click in the Start Search text box Type appwiz.cpl, and then press ENTER. Next to Windows Live OneCare Family Safety, click Uninstall or Remove. Follow the on-screen instructions. When the Family Safety program has been uninstalled, restart your computer.

If you havent installed Windows live OneCare Family Safety, install it and the uninstaller should be there
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26 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Borg, Try following these steps to uninstall:

Start
Control Panel
Programs
Programs and Features
Windows Live Essentials
Click change/remove
It will then give you the option to pick which ''essentials" you want to remove.

Let us know if you were able to successfully uninstall!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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26 May 2010   #6

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi, First off, sorry if I wasted anyone's time, I'm new to the site & didn't realize there were other posts about this. And I'm a little sick.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That's the standard name for the folder. It's been Content.IE5 since IE5 and for every version of IE afterwards.
DeaconFrost - Thank you, I was wondering about that. The weird thing is I have researched the *.VBS extensions and I can find very little on them (SMAppData[1].vbs, Etc). I'm wondering if this will go away once I remove Live Essentials. I very rarely use IE, and these entries appear even when I don't use it.

CassieFWinTeam - I have tried that and all windows does is 'blink" and that's it, nothing happens. I think iphone may have something, perhaps the uninstaller is missing. From various posts, I have ascertained that in some cases you need to install the entire Essentials and then uninstall them.

My system is a Dell which came configured with all too much junk (as they all do nowadays....LOL). I have disabled various unneeded items but I do not believe I stepped on any files concerning Live Essentials.

Not that's it's doing anything bad, it's just I don't have any use for most of the features and why take up space on the HD when you're not using them? About the only things I use my PC for is watching Vids, writing Java Code, Playing the occasional online game & trying to write the Great American Novel my writing teacher wants . Oh yeah...and my online classes.

Thanks everyone for the input so far.
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26 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I don't quite understand what the OP is trying to remove.. The link from the start menu? Messenger and Live Mail? Live Safety Scanner?
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26 May 2010   #8

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Teerex - I'm trying to remove the entire Live Essentials (Live Call, Mail, Photo Gallery, Writer, Messenger). I really don't use them. Actually I don't even have the safety scanner listed.
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26 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You can remove it using the uninstaller in the Programs and Features, as Cassandra has described it to you.. They are completely separate from Windows 7, and removing all and any of them will not cause any problems.
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26 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
You can remove it using the uninstaller in the Programs and Features, as Cassandra has described it to you.. They are completely separate from Windows 7, and removing all and any of them will not cause any problems.

live essential installer wont be there, its named after one care! install the whole pack and uninstall one care and everything will be gone
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