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Windows Messenger Cannot Be Uninstalled, Right?

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Anonymous
September 13, 2004 3:41:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Am I correct in understanding that Windows Messenger has become a core
technology of Windows XP which cannot be uninstalled (although access to it
can be removed)?

Therefore, previously published advice involving the sysoc.inf file or
advpack.dll no longer applies (and hasn't applied since SP 1)?

Thanks for your advice.
--
Ted Zieglar

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Anonymous
September 13, 2004 6:53:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings Ted,

The sysoc.inf "advice" is unnecessary and won't work now. However, Windows Messenger can be
fully removed without any problem except for the fact that Remote Assistance, Whiteboard and
Application Sharing functions will no longer work.

Assuming this isn't an issue for you, click the Start button, then click Run and type in
(copy-paste if you like):
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Then click OK.
Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and screenshots, go to,
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:e45FdfamEHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Am I correct in understanding that Windows Messenger has become a core
> technology of Windows XP which cannot be uninstalled (although access to it
> can be removed)?
>
> Therefore, previously published advice involving the sysoc.inf file or
> advpack.dll no longer applies (and hasn't applied since SP 1)?
>
> Thanks for your advice.
> --
> Ted Zieglar
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 7:36:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Thanks, Jonathan. I'm not using the features you mentioned, so I'm leaning
toward uninstalling Messenger. I like to be really careful about security
and privacy, and if Windows Messenger isn't on my system it can't be abused.
Or am I being rediculous?

However, I have read that uninstalling Windows Messenger may impair the
functionality of the .net framework. I use software that requires the .net
framework. Will I possibly break this software if I uninstall Windows
Messenger?

I've also come across, as a way of uninstalling Windows Messenger 5.0, the
following:

start > run >
msiexec.exe /x {ABEB838C-A1A7-4C5D-B7E1-8B4314B10138}

Will this also work?

Three questions in one post! Sorry about that.
--
Ted Zieglar


"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <msnewsreplies@jonathankay.com> wrote in message
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> Greetings Ted,
>
> The sysoc.inf "advice" is unnecessary and won't work now. However,
Windows Messenger can be
> fully removed without any problem except for the fact that Remote
Assistance, Whiteboard and
> Application Sharing functions will no longer work.
>
> Assuming this isn't an issue for you, click the Start button, then click
Run and type in
> (copy-paste if you like):
> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>
> Then click OK.
> Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and
screenshots, go to,
> http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
> news:e45FdfamEHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > Am I correct in understanding that Windows Messenger has become a core
> > technology of Windows XP which cannot be uninstalled (although access to
it
> > can be removed)?
> >
> > Therefore, previously published advice involving the sysoc.inf file or
> > advpack.dll no longer applies (and hasn't applied since SP 1)?
> >
> > Thanks for your advice.
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> >
> >
> >
>
>
!