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  • I recently purchased a used computer that has Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition installed.  The previous owner apparently set up an account on Windows Messenger and I cannot delete the account, the contacts, or the program.  I am stuck with nag pop-ups informing me that hotlips4565 or nummy$#@ has logged on - and I do not wish to have to see these popups, nor delete the IMs they send. 


    When I sought help in getting rid of the contacts or removing the program, I read that Microsoft will not allow the deletion of contacts that are not spelled correctly and will not allow the deletion of the program.


    For years I have silently acquiesed as Microsoft took away more and more control from me.  This time I think will be the last time.  Upgrades are due in a year or so, and my next machine will be a Mac.  No more Windows.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 6:58 PM