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  • how do i remove windows messenge r from myy comp
    Monday, May 28, 2007 8:01 AM

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  • well it is simple but lengthy......

     

    This is a Visual Basic Script file which will remove Windows® Messenger from Windows® XP. It will also adjust your System Registry to prevent a long delay when opening Outlook Express when Windows Messenger is removed or disabled.

    To useBig Smileownload the xp_messenger_remove.vbs file and save it to your hard drive. Close Windows Messenger if its open, or active in your System Tray.  Double-click the xp_messenger_remove.vbs file.  You will be prompted that Messenger must be closed to continue. Click Yes.  This script makes the same changes as the manual procedure, below.

    If you prefer to remove Windows Messenger manually, click Start, Run and enter the following command:

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

    Note: This will prevent a long delay when opening Outlook Express if you have the Contacts pane enabled.  To prevent this, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT  Go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    Right click in the right pane and select New, Dword value. Give it the name Hide Messenger Double click this new entry and set the value to 2.

    Monday, May 28, 2007 8:26 AM

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  • well it is simple but lengthy......

     

    This is a Visual Basic Script file which will remove Windows® Messenger from Windows® XP. It will also adjust your System Registry to prevent a long delay when opening Outlook Express when Windows Messenger is removed or disabled.

    To useBig Smileownload the xp_messenger_remove.vbs file and save it to your hard drive. Close Windows Messenger if its open, or active in your System Tray.  Double-click the xp_messenger_remove.vbs file.  You will be prompted that Messenger must be closed to continue. Click Yes.  This script makes the same changes as the manual procedure, below.

    If you prefer to remove Windows Messenger manually, click Start, Run and enter the following command:

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

    Note: This will prevent a long delay when opening Outlook Express if you have the Contacts pane enabled.  To prevent this, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT  Go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    Right click in the right pane and select New, Dword value. Give it the name Hide Messenger Double click this new entry and set the value to 2.

    Monday, May 28, 2007 8:26 AM
  • go to control panel

    on the left hand side click add/remove components

    and uncheck the components whihc youwant to remove...this will remove completely frm the list

     

    the other way is

    to uninstall it from

    add/remove programs list...

    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:15 PM
  • thats simple .......but many are not aware that it is not removed completely.....so that is why i mentioned another method
    • Proposed as answer by mgcclh Saturday, February 5, 2011 9:25 AM
    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:36 PM