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Should I remove Windows Live Sync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #36
United States Rank #27
Reach 12.2939%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.23 days
567.42 days >
Average installed length: 298.13 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.0.8117.416 38.54%
14.0.8089.726 50.58%
14.0.8064.206 4.62%
14.0.8050.1202 6.26%

Other programs by Microsoft

Windows Live Sync

What is Windows Live Sync?

Live Sync was a free-to-use Internet-based file synchronization application by Microsoft designed to allow files and folders between two or more computers be in sync with each other on Windows PCs or the Web via SkyDrive. It also enabled remote desktop access via the Internet.

About  (from Microsoft)

Windows Live Sync was retired February 2013, and remote desktop and peer-to-peer syncing have stopped working. If you still have Mesh installed on a computer, you might see the message, "Sorry, there is a problem with the Windows Live Sync servers." If you still have files in your Sync online storage (called “Mesh sync...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\garmin\usb_drivers\amd64
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{84EBDF39-4B33-49D7-A0BD-EB6E2C4E81C1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Sync

Program executable:windowslivesync.exe
Name:Windows Live Sync
Path:C:\Program Files\windows live\sync\windowslivesync.exe
MD5:54a77004073e0332ca4f7ec12787fd4c
Windows Live Mesh (formerly Windows Live Sync) is a free-to-use Internet-based file synchronization application designed to allow files and folders between two or more computers be in sync with each other on Windows computers or the Web via...
  • windowslivesync.resource.dll - Windows Live Sync

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • windowslivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Live Sync?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Live Sync from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Live Sync from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Live Sync, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Live Sync.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#36

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.70%
Windows Vista 11.96%
Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 8 1.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.46%
Windows 7 Professional 6.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.07%
Windows 7 Starter 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.54%
  Germany 6.59%
  United Kingdom 4.19%
  Italy 2.71%
  Canada 2.68%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Spain 2.19%
  Australia 1.61%
  Japan 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Taiwan 1.30%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Sweden 0.96%
  Mexico 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.53%
Acer 21.08%
Dell 16.27%
Toshiba 9.82%
ASUS 6.27%
Sony 5.51%
Lenovo 2.51%
Samsung 2.30%
Medion 2.30%
American Megatrends 2.18%
GIGABYTE 2.18%
Intel 1.31%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.48%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.33%
HP G72 Notebook PC 1.35%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.16%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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