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Anonymous
December 22, 2004 9:09:05 AM

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

How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).

Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -

"your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
5.0 - and then run setup again"

Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
install messenger 5.0)

Tried the following -

Re-Applying XP SP2
Removing SP2 and Reapply
Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components

Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 3:53:53 PM

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

Greetings,

To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
then click OK.

It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
____________________________________________
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.

"Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
> How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
> previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
>
> Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
> downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
>
> "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
> are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
> version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
> 5.0 - and then run setup again"
>
> Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
> tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
> physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
> install messenger 5.0)
>
> Tried the following -
>
> Re-Applying XP SP2
> Removing SP2 and Reapply
> Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
> Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
>
> Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
> 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 3:53:54 PM

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

Thanks Jonathan, removed perfectly.

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
> then click OK.
>
> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
> ____________________________________________
> 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.
>
> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
> >
> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
> >
> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
> >
> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
> > install messenger 5.0)
> >
> > Tried the following -
> >
> > Re-Applying XP SP2
> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
> >
> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
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Anonymous
December 23, 2004 7:07:06 PM

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

Hi,

Great :) 
____________________________________________
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.

"Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9B219128-A57B-4995-9701-D3617664BABC@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Jonathan, removed perfectly.
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
>> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
>> then click OK.
>>
>> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
>> ____________________________________________
>> 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.
>>
>> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
>> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
>> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
>> >
>> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
>> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
>> >
>> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
>> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
>> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
>> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
>> >
>> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
>> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
>> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
>> > install messenger 5.0)
>> >
>> > Tried the following -
>> >
>> > Re-Applying XP SP2
>> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
>> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
>> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
>> >
>> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
>> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 12:07:02 AM

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

Hi Jonathan Kay,
I just want to say "You are so unbelievable!!".
May I ask you how did you know that?????
"msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}"
I tried many but just couldn`t unstall it.......
you are really so genius....

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Great :) 
> ____________________________________________
> 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.
>
> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9B219128-A57B-4995-9701-D3617664BABC@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Jonathan, removed perfectly.
> >
> > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Greetings,
> >>
> >> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
> >> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
> >> then click OK.
> >>
> >> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
> >> ____________________________________________
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
> >> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
> >> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
> >> >
> >> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
> >> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
> >> >
> >> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
> >> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
> >> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
> >> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
> >> >
> >> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
> >> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
> >> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
> >> > install messenger 5.0)
> >> >
> >> > Tried the following -
> >> >
> >> > Re-Applying XP SP2
> >> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
> >> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
> >> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
> >> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
> >> >
> >> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
> >> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 7:21:33 PM

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

Hi Wuted,

I try my best :) 
____________________________________________
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.

"Wuted" <Wuted@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AB12ED2B-51E8-43BD-B784-2D6789935EA6@microsoft.com...
> Hi Jonathan Kay,
> I just want to say "You are so unbelievable!!".
> May I ask you how did you know that?????
> "msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}"
> I tried many but just couldn`t unstall it.......
> you are really so genius....
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Great :) 
>> ____________________________________________
>> 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.
>>
>> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9B219128-A57B-4995-9701-D3617664BABC@microsoft.com...
>> > Thanks Jonathan, removed perfectly.
>> >
>> > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Greetings,
>> >>
>> >> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
>> >> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
>> >> then click OK.
>> >>
>> >> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
>> >> ____________________________________________
>> >> 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.
>> >>
>> >> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
>> >> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
>> >> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
>> >> >
>> >> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
>> >> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
>> >> >
>> >> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
>> >> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
>> >> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
>> >> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
>> >> >
>> >> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
>> >> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
>> >> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
>> >> > install messenger 5.0)
>> >> >
>> >> > Tried the following -
>> >> >
>> >> > Re-Applying XP SP2
>> >> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
>> >> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
>> >> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>> >> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
>> >> >
>> >> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
>> >> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
June 20, 2005 12:44:05 AM

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

Hi,
I've been using Messenger 5.0 but recently when I tried signing in, a
message appeared requiring me to upgrade to Latest version to continue.
Following the link, I downloaded the latest version, Messenger 6.0.
However, I still cannot proceed with the installation. I only successfully
finished the download but the next step, which is the set-up, would not
prosper.
I then checked on the system requirements of the Messenger 6.0. It requires
a Windows XP OS. I only have Windows NT on my PC and cannot upgrade to XP
due to company policy.
Can I reinstate my Messenger 5.0 and still use it?

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
> then click OK.
>
> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
> ____________________________________________
> 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.
>
> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
> >
> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
> >
> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
> >
> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
> > install messenger 5.0)
> >
> > Tried the following -
> >
> > Re-Applying XP SP2
> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
> >
> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 20, 2005 1:46:30 PM

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

Greetings,

Windows Messenger does not work with NT4 and never has, to clarify your question you are
looking for MSN Messenger.

You can find 5.0 here:
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=msnm
____________________________________________
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) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"JOE" <JOE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8B968018-EB22-4DBE-ADD5-962B5E106229@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I've been using Messenger 5.0 but recently when I tried signing in, a
> message appeared requiring me to upgrade to Latest version to continue.
> Following the link, I downloaded the latest version, Messenger 6.0.
> However, I still cannot proceed with the installation. I only successfully
> finished the download but the next step, which is the set-up, would not
> prosper.
> I then checked on the system requirements of the Messenger 6.0. It requires
> a Windows XP OS. I only have Windows NT on my PC and cannot upgrade to XP
> due to company policy.
> Can I reinstate my Messenger 5.0 and still use it?
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
>> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
>> then click OK.
>>
>> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
>> ____________________________________________
>> 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.
>>
>> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
>> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
>> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
>> >
>> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
>> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
>> >
>> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
>> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
>> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
>> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
>> >
>> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
>> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
>> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
>> > install messenger 5.0)
>> >
>> > Tried the following -
>> >
>> > Re-Applying XP SP2
>> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
>> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
>> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
>> >
>> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
>> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
!