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    Hello, everyone.
    I want to uninstall Windows Messenger ( Windows XP ) but I don't find the correspondent line in Control Panel -> Add Programs
    or in Start Menu. How must I do?

    Thanks for your help.
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    To Remove a Windows XP Component
    1. Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
    2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. Click Add/Remove Windows Components. The Windows Components Wizard starts.
    4. In the Components list, click to clear the check box next to the component that you want to remove. Note that a shaded check box next to a component indicates that only some of its subcomponents are installed.

      If you want to remove a subcomponent, click Details. Then, click to clear the check box next to the subcomponents that you want to remove, and then click OK.
    5. Click Next.
    6. In the Completing the Windows Components Wizard screen, click Finish.
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    That never fully uninstalls it. Go search for and look at sysoc.inf afterward to see how you were conned by M$ into thinking it was.
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    i used to uninstall it then delete the messenger folder and everything in it entirely.
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    If you fully uninstall it then it might screw up the email on some systems,the way i gave is safer and just removes it from starting up,If you really want to try to delete everything just do a search on google on how to remove windows messenger.
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    You can also use ccleaner to remove it from the startup list.
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    If you think that removes it, think again.
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    Originally Posted by halsboss View Post
    If you think that removes it, think again.
    Lighten up, dude !

    It's only software.
    If in doubt, Google it.
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    msconfig>>>>>uncheck messenger from startup>>>>>save

    it wont remove but it wont startup
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    Originally Posted by jimmalenko View Post
    Originally Posted by halsboss View Post
    If you think that removes it, think again.
    Lighten up, dude !

    It's only software.
    Hey, I'm light. Just ensuring OP knows it's a sticky bit of s/w.
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    and you are ... ?
    If in doubt, Google it.
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    Lightened up, just like you said. Peace.
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    2 logins, dude ?
    If in doubt, Google it.
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    There is a software called ZapMessenger. Worked for me when I tried.
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    Originally Posted by jimmalenko View Post
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    Last edited by hydra3333; 5th Feb 2010 at 16:59.
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    Hello, everyone.

    I used all the processes that you teached me ( johns0, aedipuss, classfour, ricardouk, Caple ), successively, but none of them succeeded.
    When I reboot my PC, Messenger ever appears.

    Anyway thanks to you.

    Cheers.
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    Xpantispy had this feature

    Also disabling windows messenger in windows xp:

    (1) Select "Start"
    (2) Choose "Control Panel"
    (3) Choose "Administrative Tools"
    ** note in Windows XP Home edition, Admistrative Tools is in Performance and Maintence
    (4) Choose "Services"
    (5) Right-click on "Messenger"
    (6) Select "Stop"
    To permanently disable Messenger:
    (7) Right click "Messenger"
    (8) Select "Properties"
    (9) Change "Startup Type" to "Disabled" and click "OK"

    Still there but disabled ... means no harm done.

    Don't forget outlook express in tools > general tab includes "log me on to windows messenger" box ... un-check it

    Another tip :

    The windows messenger will not appears in the "Add/Remove programs" menu, it's hidden.

    To unhide the windows messenger please do the next steps:

    1. Open the file C:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF in the any text editor, such as Notepad.
    2. Find the line: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
    3. Delete hide,, result should be: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7
    4. Save this file ( with the same name ).

    Now you can uninstall Windows messenger from an Add/Remove programs.

    Should be all you need to know
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