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Unable to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from Add/remove programs or from Programs and Features

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You can use these steps when you experience one of the following symptoms :

  • When you try to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from Control Panel, nothing happens.
  • You would like to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your computer but you don’t see it from the list of programs in Control Panel’s Add/Remove Programs list

Troubleshooting Steps:

WINDOWS XP:

  1. Click on Start then click on Run.
  2. Type C:\Program Files\Windows Live\installer\wlarp.exe then press Enter.
  3. A new window will open. Select Uninstall and click on Continue.
  4. Select the Windows Live Program that you want to remove and click on Continue.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

WINDOWS VISTA:

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Type C:\Program Files\Windows Live\installer\wlarp.exe on the Start Search box then press Enter.
  3. A new window will open. Select Uninstall and click on Continue.
  4. Select the Windows Live Program that you want to remove and click on Continue.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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