need to remove windows messenger

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Mahender_Topgun

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hi,

ppl i want to remove windows messenger that comes with windows xp home edition

(legal)...........

i tried removing through windows components but still no use

pls guide me


regards


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prankzter

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install service packs 1 and/or 2. Then goto add/remove programs in control panel ,click on the 'add/remove windows components' tab...from there the last option is windows messenger...u can uncheck that box 2 remove win messenger.
 

Naga

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prankzter said:
install service packs 1 and/or 2. Then goto add/remove programs in control panel ,click on the 'add/remove windows components' tab...from there the last option is windows messenger...u can uncheck that box 2 remove win messenger.
That will only remove MSN Messenger from the start menu but it'll remain in ur system and pop up when u least expect it. The entry for Messenger is hidden in the Add/Remove tab. To view it u have to go to <Windows\Inf\Syscoc.inf.>. There, look for this line =msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide ,7. Delete the hide keeping the commas. Now u can uninstall it from Add/Remove. But if u use SP1, it will come back if u use outlook or if some other program asks for messenger (like IE, Msn, etc.). A better option is to go to "Set Program Access Defaults" and select Custom and there disable access to MSN Messenger.
 
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