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How do I uninstall Live Mesh?

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  • Can anyone please tell me how to uninstall Live Mesh from my computer? If I go to Control Panel and Add/Remove Programs and do the uninstall option it tells me an error has occured and it will not uninstall Live Mesh no matter how many times I try. So I went into Explorer and went into program files and tried to delete the files directly from the hard drive and it tells me I am not authorized to delete this program. I am the only "administrator" and so should be able to delete what I want. Why cant I get this software off my computer? Thanks in advance.

    Monday, October 06, 2008 7:13 PM

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  • Hi,

    Please try the suggestions in this sticky, and let me know if they help resolve the issue for you.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Monday, October 06, 2008 7:37 PM

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  • Hi,

    Please try the suggestions in this sticky, and let me know if they help resolve the issue for you.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Monday, October 06, 2008 7:37 PM
  • I followed all the instructions but when I got to this step;

    • Once you are in your Command Window
      • Navigate to the location that you saved the LiveMesh.exe installer
      • LiveMesh.exe /repair        (assumes the product was already installed or needs to be repaired)

      • LiveMesh.exe /uninstall        (removes the product)

      • LiveMesh.exe        (no switch, installs the product)


    I was not sure what to do next. When it says Navigate to the location you saved the LiveMesh.exe installer I did not know what to do. Do I go to the .exe file I downloaded through Windows Explorer or do I type in one of the options above into the  COMMAND WINDOW? I tried typing in LiveMesh.exe /uninstall in the command window but it says this is not recognized as an external or internal command blah, blah blah. What am I doing wrong and why is this program such a pain to get rid of?! Thanks for any help as this program is really messing up my computer and I cant get rid of it.

    Mike

    Tuesday, October 07, 2008 1:01 AM
  • Hi Mike,

    You need to navigate to the place you saved LiveMesh.exe; e.g., if you're on Vista, and you saved to your desktop, you want to navigate (in the Command Window) to c:\Users\<UserName>\Desktop).  Once there, type one of the commands listed in the sticky.  If those don't work, you can try editing the registry (assuming you're comfortable doing so).

    I'm sorry this has been such a hassle for you.  We're still only a tech preview, so there are a lot of improvements still to be made.  Please let me know if you run into any more problems uninstalling.

    Thanks,

    Ben.
    Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:00 PM
  • I also want to remove live mesh. When I go to Control Panel>Add/remove programs, Live Mesh is not even showin up as an installed program. However, every time I boot up my computer Live Mesh always loads. How can this be solved?
    Friday, August 07, 2009 1:40 AM
  • I also want to remove live mesh. When I go to Control Panel>Add/remove programs, Live Mesh is not even showin up as an installed program. However, every time I boot up my computer Live Mesh always loads. How can this be solved?

    The solution for how to remove Live Mesh manually is linked from the post above that is marked as answer.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Friday, August 07, 2009 12:42 PM
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  • Stephen:

    Thanks. The problem is I am totally ignorant of how to do these things. Now, I cannot find the installer file. I tried to look for it on the net but none of the websites had a link to the installer file. Sorry to be so annoying but would appreciate your help.

    Zain
    Friday, August 07, 2009 4:19 PM
  • Zain, you can download and save the installer by signing in at http://www.mesh.com and selecting add a device, then choosing the correct version for your OS.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Friday, August 07, 2009 5:31 PM
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  • in win 7 this still gives a reply of "not recognized as a internal/external comand" can you assume we know nothing and include command prompt  line to get to moe.exe file. your answer is much to vague, please elaborate!

     

    Sunday, October 17, 2010 1:34 AM
  • in win 7 this still gives a reply of "not recognized as a internal/external comand" can you assume we know nothing and include command prompt  line to get to moe.exe file. your answer is much to vague, please elaborate!

     


    I don't understand your question or issue, Luisitto. You replied to a thread that is over a year old. What are you trying to do?

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, October 18, 2010 1:45 PM
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  • Open start menu and navigate to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features 

     

    Find Windows Live Essentials 2011 > Select Uninstall/Change and pick the piece that you want to uninstall.

     

    That's it, in order to remove Live Mesh (for Live Essentials 2011)


    dave
    Saturday, February 05, 2011 2:01 AM
  • Open start menu and navigate to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features 

     

    Find Windows Live Essentials 2011 > Select Uninstall/Change and pick the piece that you want to uninstall.

     

    That's it, in order to remove Live Mesh (for Live Essentials 2011)


    dave


    This has nothing to do with Live Mesh beta, daveNETguy, but I'll leave it as I know people will end up here via Search and Microsoft's naming conventions make things fairly confusing. ;-)

    Thanks for posting.

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, February 07, 2011 12:02 PM
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