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Anonymous
January 27, 2005 12:06:16 AM

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

I have been upgrading MSN Messenger since purchasing
Windows XP however have been unable to remove the initial
Messenger program. I have upgraded to Messenger 7.0 Beta
and each previous version could be uninstalled but the
Original version. I have hidden the original one in the
taskbar but it continues to connect and disconnects
version 7.0. A notice pops up informing me that I am
logged on to another version of Messenger. Any
suggestion on how I can remove the original software
without removing version 7?

Bob
Anonymous
January 27, 2005 7:52:57 PM

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

Greetings Bob,

You can completely remove Windows Messenger (4.7) but if you do, you will be preventing
Remote Assistance, Whiteboard, and Application Sharing from working.

However, if you don't use this functionality that would be disabled by removing Messenger,
you can simply remove it by closing down Messenger if it's running (right click the messenger
icon in the notification area/system tray and click close). Then 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.


"Bob V" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0c4d01c5042d$ee0d36d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>I have been upgrading MSN Messenger since purchasing
> Windows XP however have been unable to remove the initial
> Messenger program. I have upgraded to Messenger 7.0 Beta
> and each previous version could be uninstalled but the
> Original version. I have hidden the original one in the
> taskbar but it continues to connect and disconnects
> version 7.0. A notice pops up informing me that I am
> logged on to another version of Messenger. Any
> suggestion on how I can remove the original software
> without removing version 7?
>
> Bob
January 27, 2005 11:46:27 PM

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

Thanks Jonathan, I may need these share features so will
live with the original version 4.7 and learn to exit when
it pops up unexpectedly.. Bob

>-----Original Message-----
>Greetings Bob,
>
>You can completely remove Windows Messenger (4.7) but if
you do, you will be preventing
>Remote Assistance, Whiteboard, and Application Sharing
from working.
>
>However, if you don't use this functionality that would
be disabled by removing Messenger,
>you can simply remove it by closing down Messenger if
it's running (right click the messenger
>icon in the notification area/system tray and click
close). Then 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.
>
>
>"Bob V" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:0c4d01c5042d$ee0d36d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>I have been upgrading MSN Messenger since purchasing
>> Windows XP however have been unable to remove the
initial
>> Messenger program. I have upgraded to Messenger 7.0
Beta
>> and each previous version could be uninstalled but the
>> Original version. I have hidden the original one in the
>> taskbar but it continues to connect and disconnects
>> version 7.0. A notice pops up informing me that I am
>> logged on to another version of Messenger. Any
>> suggestion on how I can remove the original software
>> without removing version 7?
>>
>> Bob
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 3:54:47 PM

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

Hi Bob,

In that case, you can just disable Windows Messenger from starting. To do so, open it up
(click Start, then Run, type "msmsgs" and click OK), click Tools, Options, Preferences tab
and uncheck 'Run this Program when Windows starts' or 'Run Windows Messenger when Windows
starts' (depending on version) as well as 'Allow this program to run in the background' or
'Allow Windows Messenger to run in the background' (depending on version). This won't remove
Windows Messenger, so features like Remote Assistance, Whiteboard and Application Sharing
will continue to work, but it will let it stay out of your way.

Also, do you have Norton Antivirus installed? Recent versions of Norton Antivirus added a
new "instant messaging scanning" feature, which can conflict with Messenger and cause it to
also keep starting. To stop it, open Norton Antivirus (Right-click on the Norton Antivirus
icon in the System Tray/Notification Area (by the clock), choose 'Open Norton Antivirus'),
click Options, then Instant Messenger then uncheck MSN Instant Messenger and click OK.
____________________________________________
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.

"Bob" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1d2401c504f4$53f6c620$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks Jonathan, I may need these share features so will
> live with the original version 4.7 and learn to exit when
> it pops up unexpectedly.. Bob
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Greetings Bob,
>>
>>You can completely remove Windows Messenger (4.7) but if
> you do, you will be preventing
>>Remote Assistance, Whiteboard, and Application Sharing
> from working.
>>
>>However, if you don't use this functionality that would
> be disabled by removing Messenger,
>>you can simply remove it by closing down Messenger if
> it's running (right click the messenger
>>icon in the notification area/system tray and click
> close). Then 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.
>>
>>
>>"Bob V" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:0c4d01c5042d$ee0d36d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>I have been upgrading MSN Messenger since purchasing
>>> Windows XP however have been unable to remove the
> initial
>>> Messenger program. I have upgraded to Messenger 7.0
> Beta
>>> and each previous version could be uninstalled but the
>>> Original version. I have hidden the original one in the
>>> taskbar but it continues to connect and disconnects
>>> version 7.0. A notice pops up informing me that I am
>>> logged on to another version of Messenger. Any
>>> suggestion on how I can remove the original software
>>> without removing version 7?
>>>
>>> Bob
>>
>>
>>.
>>
!