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Windows Essentials - Uninstall One or More Programs

How to Uninstall One or More "Windows Essentials" Programs
Published by Brink
17 Oct 2012
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How to Uninstall One or More "Windows Essentials" Programs

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to uninstall one or more of the Windows Essentials programs from your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
This would be to uninstall either of the Windows Essentials Programs below:
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Photo Gallery and Movie Maker
  • Windows Live Family Safety
  • Windows Live Writer

Here's How:

1. Open Programs and Features in the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on Windows Essentials 2012. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you have the older 2011 version installed, then you would have Windows Live Essentials 2011 listed instead.
Windows Essentials - Uninstall One or More Programs-step-1.jpg
2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

3. Click/tap on Remove one or more Windows Essentials programs. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: It may take a short moment for this screen to display.
Windows Essentials - Uninstall One or More Programs-step-2.jpg
4. Check the box of any Windows Essentials programs that you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)
Windows Essentials - Uninstall One or More Programs-step-3.jpg
5. The selected programs will now start to be uninstalled. You may also be prompted to close any program(s) that may interfere with the uninstallation process. (see screenshot below)
Windows Essentials - Uninstall One or More Programs-step-4.jpg
6. When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You may also be prompted to restart the computer if required.
Windows Essentials - Uninstall One or More Programs-step-5.jpg
That's it,


 Windows Essentials - Uninstall One or More Programs

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