Cannot Remove Messenger

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A relative was on my computer and apprently activated MSN Messenger. It is
set-up with his e-mail address and I want to delete it from my system. The
only way I can determine to get rid of his e-mail address in Messenger is to
delete the program. However, in the Remove Programs area of Control Panel it
does not appear. I assume it is embedded in Explorer. My attempt to remove
it resulted in Explorer being removed and not Messenger. Does anyone have
any suggestions? Thank you.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    try going to add remove programs and look to the left. There should be the
    add and remove windows components. Messenger should be in their.
    "Removing Messenger ???" wrote:

    > A relative was on my computer and apprently activated MSN Messenger. It is
    > set-up with his e-mail address and I want to delete it from my system. The
    > only way I can determine to get rid of his e-mail address in Messenger is to
    > delete the program. However, in the Remove Programs area of Control Panel it
    > does not appear. I assume it is embedded in Explorer. My attempt to remove
    > it resulted in Explorer being removed and not Messenger. Does anyone have
    > any suggestions? Thank you.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thanks for the information. I went to the components section, unchecked all
    the programs except Messenger and deleted the program. I ended up with
    Messenger still left but I/E Explorer was deleted and I had to reinstall from
    the original diskettes to gain access to the internet.

    Thanks for your help. I appreciate it

    LC

    "ghoulie" wrote:

    >
    > try going to add remove programs and look to the left. There should be the
    > add and remove windows components. Messenger should be in their.
    > "Removing Messenger ???" wrote:
    >
    > > A relative was on my computer and apprently activated MSN Messenger. It is
    > > set-up with his e-mail address and I want to delete it from my system. The
    > > only way I can determine to get rid of his e-mail address in Messenger is to
    > > delete the program. However, in the Remove Programs area of Control Panel it
    > > does not appear. I assume it is embedded in Explorer. My attempt to remove
    > > it resulted in Explorer being removed and not Messenger. Does anyone have
    > > any suggestions? Thank you.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Go to Start/Run and type in: control userpasswords2. Advanced/Manage
    Passwords/Remove.

    Tips:

    Add Control Userpasswords2 to the Control Panel (Line 1)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    You can also check here: Start/Run/Regedit

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MessengerService\ListCache\.NET
    Messenger Service. In the right pane, Identity Name

    Disable Storage of .Net Passwords (Line 223) Right hand side
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    --

    All the Best,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "Removing Messenger ???" <Removing Messenger ???@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message news:104EAEF6-0090-495E-8255-063070F84A17@microsoft.com...
    >A relative was on my computer and apprently activated MSN Messenger. It is
    > set-up with his e-mail address and I want to delete it from my system.
    > The
    > only way I can determine to get rid of his e-mail address in Messenger is
    > to
    > delete the program. However, in the Remove Programs area of Control Panel
    > it
    > does not appear. I assume it is embedded in Explorer. My attempt to
    > remove
    > it resulted in Explorer being removed and not Messenger. Does anyone have
    > any suggestions? Thank you.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    If you are trying to remove MSN Messenger AND your guest's .NET Passport
    information from your computer, there are two steps you must take,

    STEP #1: Remove your guest's .NET Passport Association from your computer.
    1. Assuming you have administrative privilages on your computer, go to
    Contol Panel > User Accounts
    2. Click on the name of the account affected.
    3. On the left navigation bar, click on "Manage My network Passwords"
    4. Select the .NET passport that is not yours, and click remove.

    STEP #2: Removing MSN Messenger
    1. Again, assuming you have administrative privilages, go into the Control
    Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
    2. Locate MSN Messenger in the control panel and click remove.
    3. Follow the prompts in the uninstaller.

    Hope this helps.
    --
    Lawrence Wong
    Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
    All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
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