What is windows messenger actually necessary for?



Jones
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Is it wise to uninstall this software? I have no use for msn messenger.

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Jones wrote:
> Is it wise to uninstall this software? I have no use for msn
> messenger.

Then Uninstall it.

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WTC
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
"Jones" <jones@noreply.com> wrote in message
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> Is it wise to uninstall this software? I have no use for msn
> messenger.
>

Subject: What is windows messenger actually necessary for?

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Og
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Your Subject states "Windows Messenger", but the body of your message states
"msn messenger". To which do you refer?

While Pinto and F150 are both Ford products, they are not the same product.

While Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger are both Microsoft products, they
are not the SAME product.

Windows Messenger is bundled with, and is installed concurrently with,
Windows XP. It is not integral to Windows XP, and can easily be uninstalled:

Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows Components
Deselect "Windows Messenger"

MSN Messenger is installed concurrently with, and is integral to, the MSN
software. If you have MSN as your ISP, uninstalling MSN Messenger will cause
a cascade of problems with MSN. Much simpler to simply disable MSN
Messenger.



"Jones" <jones@noreply.com> wrote in message
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> Is it wise to uninstall this software? I have no use for msn messenger.
>

Jones
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Thanks alot Og
Yes I am a confused person sometimes when it comes to the minutae of windows
xp. Its such a fine beast that you could spend a millenium learning and
still not know it all!

By the way, I never liked the look of the Ford Pinto! I hope your not a
Pinto Fan or a member of the Ford Pinto appreciation society ;) Just kidding
please don't take offence at my remarks.
"Og" <Og@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Your Subject states "Windows Messenger", but the body of your message
> states "msn messenger". To which do you refer?
>
> While Pinto and F150 are both Ford products, they are not the same
> product.
>
> While Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger are both Microsoft products,
> they
> are not the SAME product.
>
> Windows Messenger is bundled with, and is installed concurrently with,
> Windows XP. It is not integral to Windows XP, and can easily be
> uninstalled:
>
> Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows
> Components
> Deselect "Windows Messenger"
>
> MSN Messenger is installed concurrently with, and is integral to, the MSN
> software. If you have MSN as your ISP, uninstalling MSN Messenger will
> cause a cascade of problems with MSN. Much simpler to simply disable MSN
> Messenger.
>
>
>
> "Jones" <jones@noreply.com> wrote in message
> news:d7bfj0$b93$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> Is it wise to uninstall this software? I have no use for msn messenger.
>>
>
>

Rob graham
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
> Windows Messenger is bundled with, and is installed concurrently with,
> Windows XP. It is not integral to Windows XP, and can easily be
> uninstalled:
>
> Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows
> Components
> Deselect "Windows Messenger"
>

I had understood that you could not uninstall Windows Messenger. However,
reading your post, I tried to. I now find I do not have an entry Add/Remove
Windows Components. Any idea why?

Rob Graham

Jones
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
"Rob graham" <rttgrahamwow@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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>> Windows Messenger is bundled with, and is installed concurrently with,
>> Windows XP. It is not integral to Windows XP, and can easily be
>> uninstalled:
>>
>> Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows
>> Components
>> Deselect "Windows Messenger"
>>
>
> I had understood that you could not uninstall Windows Messenger. However,
> reading your post, I tried to. I now find I do not have an entry
> Add/Remove Windows Components. Any idea why?
>
> Rob Graham

Hi Rob,
I'm a little baffled, I'm sure its because I've been working late. :)

I think basically windows messenger is different than MNS, that much is
clear, and you should be able to uninstall them both I think!
>
>

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Jones wrote:
> I think basically windows messenger is different than MNS, that much
> is clear, and you should be able to uninstall them both I think!

Disable/Remove Windows Messenger
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_mess_disable.htm
Here is Microsoft's take on its removal:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302089

If you are referring to the "Messenger Service", Microsoft explains
its disabling perfectly here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learnmore/stopspam.mspx

As for "MSN Messenger", this one can be removed from the Control Panel ->
Add/Remove programs. It can alternatively be stopped from loading by
selecting TOOLS -> Options inside the application itself and looking under
the "General" tab and unchecking "Automatically run Messenger when I log on
to Windows" checkbox. OK your way out then right-click on the icon in the
taskbar and exit or just log off/back on.

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What is windows messenger actually necessary for?