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4% remove it96% keep it
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12.0.1347.0718 76.92%
12.0.1329.0201 18.97%
12.0.1308.1023 1.54%

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Windows Live Fotogalerie

What is Windows Live Fotogalerie?  (from Microsoft)

Photo Gallery tools help you organize and edit your photos, then share them online. Here's what you can do. Show off your road trip or birthday party photos with a slide show that looks polished and professional. Choose your favorite theme and Photo Gallery puts it all together for you. Capture an entire mountain range...  Read more


Windows Live Fotogalerie is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 12.0.1347.0718, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is wlxphotogallery.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 674 KB (690,176 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 77% of users of Windows Live Fotogalerie come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Czech Republic.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Help link: photogallery.live.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\photo gallery
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B113D18C-67B0-4FB7-B329-E89B66194AE6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 674 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Fotogalerie

Program executable:wlxphotogallery.exe
Name:Windows Live Fotogalerie
Path:C:\Program Files\windows live\photo gallery\wlxphotogallery.exe
Additional files:
  • metadatasys.dll - Windows LiveĀ™ Photo Gallery (Metadata Property System)
  • wlximagetranscode.dll - Image Transcode
  • wlxmediapublishsubscribe.dll - Windows Live Publish Subscribe
  • wlxphotobase.dll - Photo Base Library
  • wlxphotosqm.dll - Photo Sqm Library
  • imagingdevice.dll - Windows Live Photo Gallery (Imaging Device)
  • imagingservices.dll - Imaging Services
  • livealbumxctrl.dll - Live Album Active X control
  • microsofteffects.dll - Microsoft Effects
  • photoviewershim.dll - Windows Live Drop Target Shim
  • photoviewershimx64.dll
  • regres.dll - WLX Registry Resource
  • wlxdspa.dll - Windows Live Video DSP Components - Advanced
  • wlxgrinderscheduler.dll - WLX Grinder Scheduler
  • wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe - Windows Live Photo Acquisition Wizard
  • wlxphotocinematic.dll - Windows Live Slideshow Theme - Cinematic
  • wlxphotoclassic.dll - Windows Live Slideshow Theme - Classic
  • wlxphotogalleryrepair.exe - Windows Live Photo Gallery Repair
  • wlxphotolibrarydatabase.dll
  • wlxphotolibrarymain.dll
  • wlxphotoviewer.dll
  • wlxphotovoyager.dll - Windows Live Slideshow Theme - Voyager
  • wlxpipeline.dll - Windows Live Video Pipeline
  • wlxpipetran.dll - Windows Live Video Pipeline Transitions
  • wlxquicktimecontrolhost.exe - Windows Live QuickTime Control Host
  • wlxquicktimecontrolhostps.dll - Windows Live QuickTime Control Host Proxy
  • wlxquicktimeshellext.dll - Windows Live QuickTime Shell Extension
  • wlxthumbcache.dll - WLX Thumbnail Cache
  • wlxvafilt.dll - Windows Live Video Acquisition Filters
  • wlxvideocameraautoplaymanager.exe - Windows Live Video Camera Auto Play Manager
  • wlxvideotrim.dll - Windows Live Video Trim Processor
  • wlxalbumdownloadwizard.exe - Windows Live Fotogalerie (Windows Live-Fotodownload-Assistent)
  • wlxclip.dll - Windows Live-Videoclipsupport
  • wlxphotoacq.dll - Windows Live-Fotoerwerb
  • wlxphotolibraryresources.dll - Windows Live Fotogalerie-Ressourcen
  • wlxsendmail.dll - WLX E-Mail senden
  • wlxvideoacquirewizard.exe - Windows Live-Videoimport
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • photoviewershim.dll is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MSLiveShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Microsoft.Photos.LiveAutoplayShim.1' and the action verb 'open.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wlxphotogallery.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Live Fotogalerie?

You can uninstall Windows Live Fotogalerie 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Live Fotogalerie, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Fotogalerie.

Win Vista (SP2) 63%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 69.07%
Windows XP 20.62%
Windows 7 7.73%
Windows 10 2.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 69.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.29%
Windows 10 Home 2.12%
Windows 8 0.53%
Windows Vista Business 0.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.07% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 77.07%
  United States 12.20%
  Czech Republic 4.39%
  Austria 3.90%
  Spain 0.98%
  Netherlands 0.98%
  Belgium 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 79.11%
American Megatrends 8.23%
Intel 2.53%
Dell 1.90%
Sahara 1.90%
Samsung 1.27%
Acer 1.27%
Lenovo 1.27%
Hewlett-Packard 0.63%
Common models
Medion P8610 19.41%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 14.12%
MEDION P6612 10.59%
MEDION P6613 9.41%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 6.47%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 5.29%

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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