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How to avoid/disarm Windows Live Essentials

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How to avoid/disarm Windows Live Essentials

blavelle62
I don't want the Microsoft Octopus managing my life. As an amateur it was an exhausting process to suppress the earlier version. So far I have avoided downloading the latest monster.Is there an easy way to disengage the whole package. I am happy with G Mail, Windows mail and Picasa
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Mehul Bhai

First of all what is Microsoft Octopus got to do with Windows Live Essentials.
Your post is confusing.
The title says that you don't like Windows Live Essentials while the body seems to say you like it.
Please clarify the confusion.

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blavelle62

Its a monster that crawls in and dominates. No I don't want it, very happy with my own choice of alternatives.I was asking for ways to get rid of Windows Live Essentials and its collateral control of activities through Windows.

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Mehul Bhai

Still I am not able to understand what you are asking?
Give proper details.

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OH Smeg

Is not to install them in the first place.

Of course if you have a computer with Vista or 7 you are stuck with Live Mail and if you don't want that just delete the Icon from the Desktop and Start Menu.

If you have already installed them there is always the Add Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Col

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OH Smeg

You can mark it as Ignore and never go near it.

Or you can use something other than Microsoft Products. For instance Ubuntu is supposed to be a very user friendly offering from your content.

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

While it's not personally my cup of Tea as it has about as much security as Windows which is Absolutely None I'm told that many others like it.

Col

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TobiF

Gmail is not a software product, but a mail service from another "Octopus".
Windows Live Mail works perfectly with Gmail, if you want to employ the pop/smtp option, otherwise you need a browser (IE, FF etc.) if you're happy with the web-interface.

Oh, Picasa really is a free software product you can run on your own computer (and it comes not from the "Octopus" Microsoft, but from the "Octopus" Google).

But, if you want to avoid Microsoft, how come you use Windows at all? There are alternatives. Even free ones...

Oh, and nobody forces you to install all parts of Live Essentials. They've just made it a bit easier to automagically install some Bing bars etc, so just be careful with what parts you install.

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Who Am I Really

have you tried removing the whole thing

Control Panel:
> Programs and Features,
> > Uninstall a program ...