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Windows 7: Things you Hate about Windows Live Essentials????

04 May 2010   #11
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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I wanted to remove Windows Live Movie Maker but would like to keep Windows Live Photo Gallery, but I found no way to uninstall Windows Live Movie Maker only,
The standard uninstaller gives you the option to uninstall either the one or the other or both.
But the uninstaller won't even respond when I click on it


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06 May 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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I wanted to remove Windows Live Movie Maker but would like to keep Windows Live Photo Gallery, but I found no way to uninstall Windows Live Movie Maker only,
The standard uninstaller gives you the option to uninstall either the one or the other or both.
But the uninstaller won't even respond when I click on it
Well, that is a different problem. Is that only in that particular case or is the uninstaller defunct all together. Maybe running sfc /scannow can fix it.
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07 May 2010   #13
BBgamer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I personally use WLE alot. Here's what I think about it.

Pros:
- Windows Live Writer is a great program and I use it daily to update my blog. It's very nice to use.
- Windows Live Messenger looks nice and works alot better than it did on XP.
- Windows Live Mail is easy to access my hotmail.
- Windows Live Movie Maker is great to make slideshows

Cons:
- Windows Live Messenger is full of too many advertisements, they're everywhere!
- Windows Live Movie Maker is awful to do any serious editing, I've found a copy of Vista's movie maker to use on Windows 7. I use Vegas anyway.
- Windows Live Mail takes quite a while to load up, it's a lot easier to load Firefox or Chrome and go to mail.live.com
- Photo Gallery is a little pointless, I never use it to be honest apart from some small edits.

My favourite product is Windows Live Writer, and it's worth an install for the pack, however, I would prefer it if you could get the programs seperately and not all in one online installer.
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08 May 2010   #14
johngalt

 

The OP's rant obviously didn't pay attention to the fact that when you install Windows Live Essentials, you get to choose what what you want installed and what you do not. I have Movie Maker without Gallery, and it was because I chose to install it.

As for smaller files rather than the entire setup, well, that one is easy - not everyone needs every single file that is installed b/c some of them may already have been installed with another program / component. Rather than letting everyone download a 750 MB file, let them download a smaller file which analyzes what you *actually* need to download and then only download that.

What *I* don't like about WL Essentials is ... that it is taking way too damn long for Wave 4 to come out.
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08 May 2010   #15
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Re Live Messenger: remember folks, there are decent alternatives with a light footprint:
Trillian < Skins: Softonic

Pidgin - Download (which is excellent).

I think the video conferencing/webcam feature might be absent.
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08 May 2010   #16
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
The OP's rant obviously didn't pay attention to the fact that when you install Windows Live Essentials, you get to choose what what you want installed and what you do not. I have Movie Maker without Gallery, and it was because I chose to install it.

As for smaller files rather than the entire setup, well, that one is easy - not everyone needs every single file that is installed b/c some of them may already have been installed with another program / component. Rather than letting everyone download a 750 MB file, let them download a smaller file which analyzes what you *actually* need to download and then only download that.

What *I* don't like about WL Essentials is ... that it is taking way too damn long for Wave 4 to come out.
Please read my entire post at the very beginning of this thread and you understand what might be and might not be wrong in my complaint. A short summary, I chose to install ONLY Photo Gallery and Movie Maker but little did I know that installing those two would install smaller components like Windows Live Sign in Assistant and Windows Live Skydrive Upload tool which is mandatory when you install any of the Live Essentials applications.

And about the wlsetup-web thing, do you think I can really use that setup on a computer with NO Internet connection since that setup downloads while it installs. Since Windows 7 did not come with Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, I need those but those should still work even my PC has no Internet but how could I get these newer Photo Gallery and Movie Maker in there if I have no Internet????? If they had been on a large setup file, I would have been able to install them at any computer with or without Internet. And hey' it doesn't even let me install to another directory.

And Live Movie Maker, it sucks, it doesn't even have a timeline that I could more easily make videos, not just slideshows.
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08 May 2010   #17
johngalt

 

The Essentials site also allows for individual downloads of the programs listed, so you can carry that to another computer and install it.

I do agree about the SkyDrive and Sing In assistant, I didn't really care for those either, not at first - Skydrive is growing on me now though.
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08 May 2010   #18
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
The Essentials site also allows for individual downloads of the programs listed, so you can carry that to another computer and install it.

I do agree about the SkyDrive and Sing In assistant, I didn't really care for those either, not at first - Skydrive is growing on me now though.
I have not found a link in the entire Microsoft website that I could download just one of those apps in a large setup file. If there is, could someone direct me there please???


I use Skydrive too if I am too scared on plugging my USB on a different PC but I upload documents manually there. Skydrive has helped me a lot when my USB containing my precious work was virused and I had to use Skydrive but I don't use the Skydrive Upload Tool.
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08 May 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have been using Skydrive a lot. It is very conveniant to store and distribute larger folders (up to 50MB per upload). I use it e.g. to store my classes for the Computer Club or materials for tutorials on my blog. There is one little problem though - if you try to store a system file (e.g. the Fonts folder), it will refuse it. There is apparently a check for files/folders originating from an MS operating system. I had no trouble uploading those to other upload sites.
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08 May 2010   #20
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
The Essentials site also allows for individual downloads of the programs listed, so you can carry that to another computer and install it.

I do agree about the SkyDrive and Sing In assistant, I didn't really care for those either, not at first - Skydrive is growing on me now though.
I have not found a link in the entire Microsoft website that I could download just one of those apps in a large setup file. If there is, could someone direct me there please???


I use Skydrive too if I am too scared on plugging my USB on a different PC but I upload documents manually there. Skydrive has helped me a lot when my USB containing my precious work was virused and I had to use Skydrive but I don't use the Skydrive Upload Tool.
Windows 7 features - Windows Live Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Individual application downloads.
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