How do I get rid of Messenger?



WD
07-09-2005, 09:48 PM
I have XP and I have Messenger automatically - it is a nuisance and I will
never ever use it. How do I get rid of it? How do I get it off the toolbar?

Thank you!

Pinkie
07-09-2005, 09:48 PM
I don't have an answer but would also like to know. I did try to delete it
once and got a message that if I removed it some programs might not work. I
would like to know if this is true, and which programs so I can decide
whether to delete or not.

"WD" wrote:

> I have XP and I have Messenger automatically - it is a nuisance and I will
> never ever use it. How do I get rid of it? How do I get it off the toolbar?
>
> Thank you!

Jonathan Kay [MVP]
07-09-2005, 09:48 PM
Greetings WD,

You can just remove Windows Messenger again by closing down Messenger if it's running (right
click the messenger icon in the notification area/system tray and click close). Then click
the start button, then click Run and type in (copy-paste if you like):
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Then click OK.
Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and screenshots, go to,
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.


"WD" <WD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F55BEC89-17A3-4881-9002-F442F4A7DA38@microsoft.com...
>I have XP and I have Messenger automatically - it is a nuisance and I will
> never ever use it. How do I get rid of it? How do I get it off the toolbar?
>
> Thank you!

Linda
07-09-2005, 09:48 PM
Thanks Jonathan; I used your link and hopefully when I log in next time
windows messenger will not open.
--
Linda


"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings WD,
>
> You can just remove Windows Messenger again by closing down Messenger if it's running (right
> click the messenger icon in the notification area/system tray and click close). Then click
> the start button, then click Run and type in (copy-paste if you like):
> RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>
> Then click OK.
> Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions and screenshots, go to,
> http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
> ____________________________________________
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
> Associate Expert
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
> Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
>
> "WD" <WD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F55BEC89-17A3-4881-9002-F442F4A7DA38@microsoft.com...
> >I have XP and I have Messenger automatically - it is a nuisance and I will
> > never ever use it. How do I get rid of it? How do I get it off the toolbar?
> >
> > Thank you!
>
>
>


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