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windows live essentials

by bunnymum / November 7, 2009 9:31 PM PST

I was prompted to download windows live essentials to update my msn messenger and hotmail. I thought it was an update only and I didn't realise that it would duplicate a lot of programms like windows mail and windows photo, movie maker etc. Now that I have duplicates of all these, do I uninstall the originals - it seems to have moved all my files to the new progs - is it safe to remove them without losing any info or do I need to keep both sets?
Is there any advantage in these new programmes?

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by strangejulius / November 8, 2009 9:19 PM PST

hi. i had the same problem on my second pc, but i only have WLM and after uninstall the login information where lost. all my chat logs have stored in my documents and they don't be deleted. i think it's the same with the other programms but i can't give a guarantee

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by bunnymum / November 9, 2009 3:01 AM PST
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so what you are saying is that I should not delete them as I will lose some information?

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