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Windows 7: Live Essentials removal

26 May 2010   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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live essential installer wont be there, its named after one care! install the whole pack and uninstall one care and everything will be gone
I think you are still confusing two separate products. I have the Live Essentials package on several computers because I use a few of the apps, and I don't have the One Care entry on any of them. The exact entry is called Windows Live Essentials, and it allows you to remove, add, or repair any of the apps. Below is a screencap from my list in Windows 7 Ultimate x64.




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26 May 2010   #12
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

That's it DeaconFrost, I don't have the One Care and anytime I go to the programs & features list and try to click the Uninstall/Change, it just sits there, I hear the HD doing something...and then nothing. I don't get any warnings or anything. I have Win 7 Home Premium...if that makes any diff. I am the only one on this PC and have full admin privys set. Might be some little thing I forgot to set somewhere? Either that, or maybe there's a file missing & I would have to install the whole darn thing just to get rid of it?
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26 May 2010   #13
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Oh, I didn't get it... there IS such an entry in Programs and Features, but it is disfunctional?

You can use the Run command and the uninstall codes provided here, at this site.

edit: I usually use them to uninstall Search Enhancement Pack and ChoiceGuard.
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27 May 2010   #14
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Alright Teerex, I'll give that a try as soon as the page gets back online (saw it yesterday, didn't try anything, today it's having probs loading). I'm wondering if those cmds will work, since it's for XP...but, only one way to find out. Yeah, that's been the whole problem here, the edit/uninstall feature is there, but when you click on it, nothing happens. I could do a cmd line deltree on it, but I'm wondering what other systems files that's going to take with it.
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27 May 2010   #15
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Funny, the page was quite all right yesterday.. something is wrong with Live.com I guess

'Bout the technique. It is Windows version independent, those commands you will get there are instructions to Microsoft Installer to remove a component, like this:

msiexec /x {CE9F6433-6B28-4441-89C2-B38E88B16E53}

They will get rid of the Live Essentials components all right, I don't know what to do about that entry in Programs and Features.
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27 May 2010   #16
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Borg, you can use the Google cache of the page.

Also, I see that there's a command to remove the Essentials installer itself. I've tested (some of) these on my Windows 7 and they work.
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27 May 2010   #17
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

OK...now we're getting somewhere. Thanx for the link Rex, it worked

Whenever I try to run those commands, I get the "are you sure" message,

followed by "this action is only valid for products that are currently installed".

I'll bet credits to navy beans that they shipped this with only the very basics and left it up to me to install the rest.

Either that, or it was supposed to install automatically and I prevented it.

So from the looks of it right now, I have fragments of Live Essentials.

Crazy world ain't it?
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27 May 2010   #18
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Whenever it gives you that message, that component doesn't exist on the system, it's been uninstalled already. The Windows Installer removes the installation package itself when it finishes the uninstallation of the product.

Go through the list carefully, because there are some dependencies, for example, don't uninstall Segoe UI, it's a part of Windows now. It isn't in XP. He says it all in the descriptions.
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27 May 2010   #19
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Yeah, I tried to run 3 of the commands and got the same message. However, when I tried to remove the Live Mail, after I got the message, I clicked on it & it came up. Very odd. I have the folder C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe", so it's there, just doesn't want to leave for some reason...guess it would miss me? LOL That folder also has the writer, toolbar, messenger, installer, contacts & photo gallery. Weird how it won't come out of there. I think at this point I have a couple options. I can run Revo & try to delete all the reg keys & hope it doesn't mess it up too bad (thank heavens for restore point) I can try the cmd line & use Deltree & see if that roots it out Or I can d/l the entire kitten kaboodle and then uninstall it. Either that or I just got a thought, I could trace down the reg keys & see if they correspond with the commands, and if they don't, then I can change the command to match the reg key. Life gives you choices doesn't it?
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27 May 2010   #20
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Well Teerex,

Guess when I do this it'll either solve the prob or bite me in the ass.

Revo lists 4045 reg entries for Live Essentials. I thought I might try removing them one at a time, but when you drag it in Hunter mode to the folder and put it over the exe, it wants to delete explorer.

So then I made a shortcut for Live mail & thought that might work. Apparently it reads the whole Live Essentials package.

So I'll let you know what happens when I give it a shot. Thanx for the help
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