Problem with Add & Remove Programs



Kimberly
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Under Add and Remove Programs, there is an option to add/remove Windows
Components. I wanted to remove Windows Messenger. Instead it has removed
from my Programs List in my start menu, Internet Explorer. When I look in my
Program Files, Internet Explorer still exists but there is no shortcut
anymore on my desktop nor is it in my Programs list under my start menu.
Can anyone help me resolve this issue?
I tried restoring back to yesterday when everything was fine but that did
not correct the problem.
Thanks

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Hi Kimberly,

> Under Add and Remove Programs, there is an option to add/remove Windows
> Components. I wanted to remove Windows Messenger. Instead it has removed
> from my Programs List in my start menu, Internet Explorer. When I look in
> my Program Files, Internet Explorer still exists but there is no shortcut
> anymore on my desktop nor is it in my Programs list under my start menu.
> Can anyone help me resolve this issue?
> I tried restoring back to yesterday when everything was fine but that did
> not correct the problem.
> Thanks

Sounds like you accidentally indicated IE rather than messenger. Simply
reverse the steps you took and add IE back the same way.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

Kimberly
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Thank you. That seemed a logical course of action but wanted verification
before doing so in fear of losing IE altogether. The problem has been solved
and I thank you very much for your help.
Kimberly

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Kimberly,
>
> > Under Add and Remove Programs, there is an option to add/remove Windows
> > Components. I wanted to remove Windows Messenger. Instead it has removed
> > from my Programs List in my start menu, Internet Explorer. When I look in
> > my Program Files, Internet Explorer still exists but there is no shortcut
> > anymore on my desktop nor is it in my Programs list under my start menu.
> > Can anyone help me resolve this issue?
> > I tried restoring back to yesterday when everything was fine but that did
> > not correct the problem.
> > Thanks
>
> Sounds like you accidentally indicated IE rather than messenger. Simply
> reverse the steps you took and add IE back the same way.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Hi Kimberly,

You're quite welcome, and I can understand the hesitation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Kimberly" <Kimberly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:86A5011C-C43A-4E4E-98C5-90198E226782@microsoft.com...
> Thank you. That seemed a logical course of action but wanted verification
> before doing so in fear of losing IE altogether. The problem has been
> solved
> and I thank you very much for your help.
> Kimberly
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi Kimberly,
>>
>> > Under Add and Remove Programs, there is an option to add/remove Windows
>> > Components. I wanted to remove Windows Messenger. Instead it has
>> > removed
>> > from my Programs List in my start menu, Internet Explorer. When I look
>> > in
>> > my Program Files, Internet Explorer still exists but there is no
>> > shortcut
>> > anymore on my desktop nor is it in my Programs list under my start
>> > menu.
>> > Can anyone help me resolve this issue?
>> > I tried restoring back to yesterday when everything was fine but that
>> > did
>> > not correct the problem.
>> > Thanks
>>
>> Sounds like you accidentally indicated IE rather than messenger. Simply
>> reverse the steps you took and add IE back the same way.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Kimberly wrote:

> Thank you. That seemed a logical course of action but wanted verification
> before doing so in fear of losing IE altogether. The problem has been solved
> and I thank you very much for your help.
> Kimberly
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>
>>Hi Kimberly,
>>
>>
>>>Under Add and Remove Programs, there is an option to add/remove Windows
>>>Components. I wanted to remove Windows Messenger. Instead it has removed
>>>from my Programs List in my start menu, Internet Explorer. When I look in
>>>my Program Files, Internet Explorer still exists but there is no shortcut
>>>anymore on my desktop nor is it in my Programs list under my start menu.
>>>Can anyone help me resolve this issue?
>>>I tried restoring back to yesterday when everything was fine but that did
>>>not correct the problem.
>>>Thanks
>>
>>Sounds like you accidentally indicated IE rather than messenger. Simply
>>reverse the steps you took and add IE back the same way.
>>
>>--
>>Best of Luck,
>>
>>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>

*chuckles*..it's hard to loose IE altogether. Some folks would love to
be able to.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Kimberly
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Lose IE altogether?... Can't say I haven't contemplated it but Bill Gates has
me quite well brainwashed and being the creature of habit that I am, I
continue to stick with what I am familiar with.... and Gates smiles all the
way to the bank. *grin*
Kimberly

"Rock" wrote:

> Kimberly wrote:
>
> > Thank you. That seemed a logical course of action but wanted verification
> > before doing so in fear of losing IE altogether. The problem has been solved
> > and I thank you very much for your help.
> > Kimberly
> >
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Hi Kimberly,
> >>
> >>
> >>>Under Add and Remove Programs, there is an option to add/remove Windows
> >>>Components. I wanted to remove Windows Messenger. Instead it has removed
> >>>from my Programs List in my start menu, Internet Explorer. When I look in
> >>>my Program Files, Internet Explorer still exists but there is no shortcut
> >>>anymore on my desktop nor is it in my Programs list under my start menu.
> >>>Can anyone help me resolve this issue?
> >>>I tried restoring back to yesterday when everything was fine but that did
> >>>not correct the problem.
> >>>Thanks
> >>
> >>Sounds like you accidentally indicated IE rather than messenger. Simply
> >>reverse the steps you took and add IE back the same way.
> >>
> >>--
> >>Best of Luck,
> >>
> >>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
>
> *chuckles*..it's hard to loose IE altogether. Some folks would love to
> be able to.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>


Problem with Add & Remove Programs