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Items In Add/Remove List - Can These Be Uninstalled>?


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I've had msn messenger v7 installed on my pc for quite some time. A few days ago while using msn messenger I got a notification by the program stating that a new version [v8.5] was available. So I decided to take the leap and install it.

I usually go into my add/remove list after installing programs just out of curiosity. While doing so I seen the following two items listed:

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I would assume that these are related to the installation of the new msn messenger and not the program itself. Although I could be wrong... Anyways I hate stuff lurking around on my pc so I'd like to ask the following:

1. Why would these two be listed there?

2. What are they for?

3. Should/Can I remove them without problems and still be able to use msn?




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Edited by superstar, 06 March 2008 - 08:51 AM.

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AFAIK, the Installer can be Uninstalled, but the Sign-in Assistant will need to stay installed - if you want it to log in automatically when you turn on your computer and automatically sign you in to Internet-based Windows Live Services (live.com, Windows Live Mail).
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Does the sign in assitant make the little mail icon in msn work so you can click it and it opens up ie to your inbox? Because if so I need that.
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it is the tool that automatically signs you in. So without it, if you click the mail icon, it would open hotmail, but not sign you in, and you would have to sign in manually.
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Good to know thanks! I'll only remove the live installer.
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