Can't uninstall Windows Live Essentials

  Evolution 14:10 02 Feb 2010


My son is attempting to upgrade Windows Messenger Live but upon downloading, the installation is cancelled with the message - aborted 0x80004004

He is then advised to do the following

To uninstall a Windows Live program:

In Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run.

Type appwiz.cpl, and then press ENTER.
Click Windows Live Essentials, and then click Remove or Uninstall/Change. If you're prompted, click Continue.
Select Uninstall, and then click Continue.
Select the check boxes for the Windows Live programs that you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
To install or uninstall Windows Live programs, you must have administrator (The person who manages a computer and has permissions to make changes to the computer, including installing programs, accessing files, and managing user accounts.) rights on the computer.

However, no joy, because whilst we can see and highlight Windows Live Essentials, nothing happens when we try to uninstall and the program remains.

Any ideas?



  birdface 15:00 02 Feb 2010

Can you not remove it from add remove.

  birdface 17:06 02 Feb 2010

Or download Windows Clean Up tool.
Run it and only delete Windows Live Essentials and leave the rest.
That should remove it completely.
or Revo Uninstaller should remove it as well.

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