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How to Delete/uninstall/Disable Windows Messenger?


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flamartine

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What is the best way to uninstall/disable/Delete Windows Messenger?
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For windows messenger, you can just drag and drop from your computer since their is no real uninstalling software.
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Hi,

Go here it is the first XP tweak by smokey

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Black Mage

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did it work?
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The easiest way that I use to remove this built-in 'helper' from Windows is to exit Messenger and all it's related apps (Outlook, Outlook Express, etc) and rename the messenger directory. I usually use something creative (DieMessenger is my fav) but anything will work. You'll never see Messenger again.
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To disable Windows Messenger (as opposed to MSN messenger) go to control panel=>Administrative tools=>services.
Scroll down the list to 'Messenger service'.
Right click the entry, and select 'properties'. Click the stop button to stop it temporarily.
To disable it permanently just select 'disable' in the 'startup options' listbox.
Click OK and feel smug you no longer have to put up with messenger spam.
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Thank you all :tazz:
I went into services and disabled it.
This forum is Great!
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Why do you even need to/want to get rid of windows messenger - its a back up if msn messenger goes corrupt.
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Beacuse it's slow, no options and takes up too much memory.
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Beacuse it's slow, no options and takes up too much memory.

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just do this!!

1. Click Start | Run

2. Copy and paste the line below into the Run field then click OK. and follow the rest!

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
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wow you are a computer genious man
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just do this!!

1. Click Start | Run

2. Copy and paste the line below into the Run field then click OK. and follow the rest!

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

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Thank you, matthuffy! It worked like a charm! That program has bugged me forever. I've been so afraid to do anything to it, but I saw your post and I had to do it. It is GONE! YAY!
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ONCE AGAIN - GREAT FORUM SUPPORT! THANK YOU :tazz:
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