REMOVE WINDOW MESSENGER??

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

Hi i want to remove window messenger, is that even possible? Like Bill (whose
question went unanswered), i went to the add/remove section and only MSN
messenger showed up. I want to keep msn messenger but not window messenger.
Is it possible to remove it? If so, please let me know. I cannot find any
information on how to remove it.

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

    If you go to http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302089

    don't know about uninstalling but do this to turn it off ...hope this helps

    1. Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
    2. In Group Policy, expand Local Computer Policy, expand Computer
    Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, then Windows Components, and
    then Windows Messenger.
    3. Double-click Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run, and then click
    Enabled.
    4. Click OK.
    5. On the File menu, click Exit to quit the Group Policy snap-in.


    "locatei" wrote:

    > Hi i want to remove window messenger, is that even possible? Like Bill (whose
    > question went unanswered), i went to the add/remove section and only MSN
    > messenger showed up. I want to keep msn messenger but not window messenger.
    > Is it possible to remove it? If so, please let me know. I cannot find any
    > information on how to remove it.
    >
    > Zoee
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    "locatei" wrote:

    > Hi i want to remove window messenger, is that even possible? Like Bill (whose
    > question went unanswered), i went to the add/remove section and only MSN
    > messenger showed up. I want to keep msn messenger but not window messenger.
    > Is it possible to remove it? If so, please let me know. I cannot find any
    > information on how to remove it.
    >
    > Zoee

    Yes it can be removed. First you need to change your folder optons so you
    can view hidden files and folders. Then you go into the windows folder and
    find a hidden folder named (inf) Then you will be looking for a file named
    (sysoc). Its in that folder you will delete the word and only the word (hide)
    within that sentence that starts with msmsgs. Close out and save your
    changes. This should allow you to unistall windows messenger in the
    add/remove programs.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Zoee,
    I see it in Windows Components Add/Remove, but that didn't seem to get the
    job done.

    I'm becoming a bit alarmed, because the "information message" I'm getting
    about applying updates to proceed might be bogus, as when I click on
    the "What's New" box, I get a browser message at MS saying the requested
    page cannot be found.

    Have you also received such messages?

    Bill


    "locatei" <locatei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EB972E0D-815C-480D-A996-50D95BE8C683@microsoft.com...
    > Hi i want to remove window messenger, is that even possible? Like Bill
    > (whose
    > question went unanswered), i went to the add/remove section and only MSN
    > messenger showed up. I want to keep msn messenger but not window
    > messenger.
    > Is it possible to remove it? If so, please let me know. I cannot find any
    > information on how to remove it.
    >
    > Zoee
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    here is how to uninstal:
    http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    hi if you wont to remove window messenger

    1. start menu
    2. go to control panel
    3. go to add and remove
    4. on the left of the page go down till you see add and remove windows
    components
    5. then untick windows messenger on the list of option then press next

    this should get rid of windows messenger

    ash

    "locatei" wrote:

    > Hi i want to remove window messenger, is that even possible? Like Bill (whose
    > question went unanswered), i went to the add/remove section and only MSN
    > messenger showed up. I want to keep msn messenger but not window messenger.
    > Is it possible to remove it? If so, please let me know. I cannot find any
    > information on how to remove it.
    >
    > Zoee
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

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