Installing/uninstalling Windows Live Wave 3 beta applications

This is an old article and relates to a previous beta of Windows Live applications.  Although you can continue to download and use these older versions for the time being, it is recommended that you go to the updated article and download the latest version of the applications there.

I have received quite a few personal e-mails and newsgroup questions regarding how to install and uninstall these new Windows Live “wave 3” beta applications recently.  Not only is once again difficult to directly install on the so-called “unsupported” Windows versions but even uninstalling has been a challenge if you wish to go back to the previous version.

Additionally, the applications are more componentized and have several dependencies (that is, other applications you need to install with it to make each application work). 

This entry lists all Wave 3 beta applications, a download link to the Microsoft Installer (MSI) file, what’s also necessary to install each application and a method to properly remove each without the Windows Live installer.  This allows you to install on non-supported Windows versions (Windows Server, Windows XP x64), fix broken Windows Live Installer installs or just to avoid the Live Installer altogether.

Note: A few of the packages come in both 32-bit and 64-bit varieties.  If you’re not sure if you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system, you most likely have a 32-bit operating system and should use the 32-bit packages.  You can verify your operating system type using this article.

Windows Live Messenger Beta
Version 2009: 14.0.5027.908 (0908)
Download installer – Messenger.msi
You will also need to install: DW 2.0 Client (32-bit) or DW 2.0 Client (64-bit), Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime, Contacts
Optional secondary component: Windows Live Call
To uninstall these secondary components, see Secondary Components below.
To uninstall Windows Live Messenger Beta, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {B1403D7D-C725-4858-AACC-7E5FA2D72859}

You can also uninstall Messenger 2009 (even if the above isn’t working) by using my ZapMessenger utiilty.

Windows Live Mail Beta
Version 2008: 14.0.5027.0908
Download Installer – Mail.msi
You will also need to install: DW 2.0 Client (32-bit) or DW 2.0 Client (64-bit), Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime, Contacts
To uninstall these secondary components, see Secondary Components below.
To uninstall Windows Live Mail Beta, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {DFD6935E-D94A-4DBE-AD8F-E37CBC6B577F}

Windows Live Toolbar Beta
Version: 14.00.5023.0902
Download Installer – wltinstall.msi
You will also need to install:
Search Enhancement Pack
To uninstall these secondary components, see Secondary Components below.
To uninstall Windows Live Toolbar Beta, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {5524A0D4-F826-4961-9B53-EFF6C615251B}

Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta
Version 2009: 14.0.5026.905
Download Installer – PhotoLibrary.msi
You will also need to install: Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (32-bit) or Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (64-bit), SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (3.1), DW 2.0 Client (32-bit) or DW 2.0 Client (64-bit), Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime, Contacts
To uninstall these secondary components, see Secondary Components below.
To uninstall Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {F6D0986F-D9A8-479B-A80F-61D53CDF65BA}

Windows Live Movie Maker Beta
Version: 14.0.5026 (.905)
Download Installer – MovieMaker.msi
You will also need to install: Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (32-bit) or Windows Imaging Component Hotfix (64-bit), SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (3.1), DW 2.0 Client (32-bit) or DW 2.0 Client (64-bit), Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime, Contacts, Photo Gallery Beta
To uninstall these secondary components, see Secondary Components below.
To uninstall Windows Live Movie Maker Beta, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {239AA030-4E82-4524-ACFE-96BF8D0C69C3}

Windows Live Writer Beta
Version: 14.0.5025.904
Download Installer – Writer.msi
You will also need to install: .NET Framework
To uninstall Live Writer Beta, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {AC5568AB-C3E3-490E-BE40-50977C12288D}

Windows Live Family Safety Beta
Version 2008: 14.0.5025.0904
Download Installer (32-bit) – fssclient_x86.msi
Download Installer (64-bit) – fssclient_amd64.msi

You will also need to install: Nothing else
To uninstall Windows Live Family Safety (32-bit), click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {3491D278-AF52-4A0E-A1F5-D1A57B4F2222}
To uninstall Windows Live Family Safety (64-bit), click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {FFBC59DB-8B51-4E0E-98FE-1A1B3A50A50B}

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Version 12.1 (beta 2): 12.0.6407.1000
Download Installer – olc.msi
This is only offered to you in the normal setup if you have Outlook installed

You will also need to install: Microsoft Office Outlook
To uninstall Office Outlook Connector, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {95120000-011F-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}

Installer Components
These components would normally be automatically installed no matter what product you selected.  Some provide some degree of value (like the Login Assistant) whereas others are completely useless if you are doing a manual install.  Naturally, if you are a doing a manual uninstall, you should remove all of these.

Choice Guard
Download Installer – choiceguard.msi
Sets your user homepage and default search engine during setup (if you opt-in); this one is safe to remove
To uninstall Choice Guard, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {EBD5E7A9-DBB8-4E24-AE3A-CF9390AF1CCB}

Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
Download Installer – wllogin.msi
Allows Windows Live web pages to synchronize with your client-side Live logins (like in Messenger); previous builds have been known to cause Internet Explorer to crash on exit and you may want to remove this if this is a problem for you
To uninstall Windows Live Sign-in Assistant, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {8984E374-6C93-427C-A3B9-AD92472FDCA0}

Windows Live Installer
Download Installer – WLXSuite.msi
The installer setup and UI for the Windows Live Installer
To uninstall Windows Live Installer, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {5D4A033A-A286-44BE-A0F0-B05FAC25D07F}

Segoe UI Font
Download Installer – SegoeFont.msi
Automatically installed normally if you don’t have the Segoe UI font already (included in Office 2007 and Windows Vista by default)
To uninstall the Segoe UI Font, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {A1F66FC9-11EE-4F2F-98C9-16F8D1E69FB7}

Secondary Components
As mentioned earlier, the majority of these applications now utilize shared additional components to work.  Here is a listing of each component, a download link, and how to uninstall each.  Be aware that some of these components are not limited to Windows Live products and removing them may affect other applications.

DW 2.0 Client
Download Installer (32-bit) – dw20shared.msi
Download Installer (64-bit) – dw20sharedamd64.msi

Installs Doctor Watson 2.0 application error reporting
To uninstall DW 2.0 Client (32-bit), click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {95120000-00B9-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
To uninstall DW 2.0 Client (64-bit), click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {95120000-00B9-0409-1000-0000000FF1CE}

Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime
Download Installer – crt.msi
Provides runtime files required for software created with the latest Visual Studio
To uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {22B775E7-6C42-4FC5-8E10-9A5E3257BD94}

Contacts
Download Installer – Contacts.msi
Windows Live Contacts framework required for Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker to access your Live Contacts
To uninstall Contacts, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {C6BDA6E5-B391-4CE5-8D86-B53AC96FFE03}

Note: The Contacts component has previously existed in the former Live Messenger 9.0.1407.1107 beta release and as such, you cannot “mix and match” the other applications that require Contacts with that existing Messenger version installed.  This probably will not be the case for most people.

Windows Live Call
Download Installer – wlc.msi
Optional component, originally in the previous Messenger release, Live Call provides “PC2Phone” functionality using regional third-party providers
To uninstall Windows Live Call, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {78AC782A-C708-4B21-A3A0-ECD4A3284588}

Search Enhancement Pack
Download Installer – MicrosoftSearchEnhancementPack.msi
Extensions for the Live Toolbar’s Search Bar
To uninstall the Search Enhancement Pack, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {A853BEB2-B270-4645-AAAA-9D83C2233BD3}

Windows Imaging Component Hotfix
Download Installer (32-bit) – Windows6.0-KB954708-x86.msu
Download Installer (64-bit) – Windows6.0-KB954708-x64.msu

Adds support for XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) to Windows Imaging; see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954708 for more info
To uninstall the Windows Imaging Component Hotfix, visit Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features in the Control Panel, choose the option to show updates, then right-click and remove the update appended by KB954708.  Alternatively, execute pkgmgr /up:Package_for_KB954708~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0 (32-bit) or pkgmgr /up:Package_for_KB954708~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0 (64-bit).

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
Download Installer  SQLServerCE31-EN.msi
Backend database for Photo Gallery & Movie Maker
To uninstall SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, click Start, then Run (if not using Vista), type/paste the following and press Enter:
msiexec /x {F0B430D1-B6AA-473D-9B06-AA3DD01FD0B8}

Posted on September 30, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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