How do I get rid of MSN Messenger after installing service..

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

I had removed windows messenger from my win xp home system with a
program called kill the messenger which I think removed registry
entries. I can't stand having programs open, chewing up memory that I
don't use and seeing it in my system tray. I recently installed
service pack 2 and messenger is back. I remove it from the list of
start up programs it still comes back, I use kill the messenger again,
it comes back, how do I get rid of it? Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    You can tell it not to start when Windows starts and, thereby, not have it
    using resouces and visible in the tray. Open it and go to tools > options.

    <E_Blofeld@ziplip.com> wrote in message
    news:c046bd23.0410071529.4bff3246@posting.google.com...
    >I had removed windows messenger from my win xp home system with a
    > program called kill the messenger which I think removed registry
    > entries. I can't stand having programs open, chewing up memory that I
    > don't use and seeing it in my system tray. I recently installed
    > service pack 2 and messenger is back. I remove it from the list of
    > start up programs it still comes back, I use kill the messenger again,
    > it comes back, how do I get rid of it? Thanks.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Click on Start Menu --> Run, and paste in this line:
    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

    That will uninstall Windows Messenger for you.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Katz [MVP - MSN Client]
    --


    <E_Blofeld@ziplip.com> wrote in message
    news:c046bd23.0410071529.4bff3246@posting.google.com...
    >I had removed windows messenger from my win xp home system with a
    > program called kill the messenger which I think removed registry
    > entries. I can't stand having programs open, chewing up memory that I
    > don't use and seeing it in my system tray. I recently installed
    > service pack 2 and messenger is back. I remove it from the list of
    > start up programs it still comes back, I use kill the messenger again,
    > it comes back, how do I get rid of it? Thanks.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Michael,

    I cannot tell you how badly I have searched for this fix
    for the past few months. Nothing I tried really worked.
    This fix that you gave to E_Blofeld really rules supreme.

    Thank you so much!

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Click on Start Menu --> Run, and paste in this line:
    >RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%
    \INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    >
    >That will uninstall Windows Messenger for you.
    >
    >Sincerely,
    >Michael Katz [MVP - MSN Client]
    >--
    >
    >
    ><E_Blofeld@ziplip.com> wrote in message
    >news:c046bd23.0410071529.4bff3246@posting.google.com...
    >>I had removed windows messenger from my win xp home
    system with a
    >> program called kill the messenger which I think
    removed registry
    >> entries. I can't stand having programs open, chewing
    up memory that I
    >> don't use and seeing it in my system tray. I recently
    installed
    >> service pack 2 and messenger is back. I remove it from
    the list of
    >> start up programs it still comes back, I use kill the
    messenger again,
    >> it comes back, how do I get rid of it? Thanks.
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    You're very welcome :) Email me anytime you run into issues.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Katz [MVP - MSN Client]
    --


    "Vanessa" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0c1401c4ad71$f94b5530$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    > Michael,
    >
    > I cannot tell you how badly I have searched for this fix
    > for the past few months. Nothing I tried really worked.
    > This fix that you gave to E_Blofeld really rules supreme.
    >
    > Thank you so much!
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Click on Start Menu --> Run, and paste in this line:
    >>RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%
    > \INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    >>
    >>That will uninstall Windows Messenger for you.
    >>
    >>Sincerely,
    >>Michael Katz [MVP - MSN Client]
    >>--
    >>
    >>
    >><E_Blofeld@ziplip.com> wrote in message
    >>news:c046bd23.0410071529.4bff3246@posting.google.com...
    >>>I had removed windows messenger from my win xp home
    > system with a
    >>> program called kill the messenger which I think
    > removed registry
    >>> entries. I can't stand having programs open, chewing
    > up memory that I
    >>> don't use and seeing it in my system tray. I recently
    > installed
    >>> service pack 2 and messenger is back. I remove it from
    > the list of
    >>> start up programs it still comes back, I use kill the
    > messenger again,
    >>> it comes back, how do I get rid of it? Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
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