Uninstall Messenger



Jw
07-09-2005, 09:49 PM
How do you uninstall messenger and also remove it from Internet Explorer.
When \unistalling form control panel, windows addins it leaves it in IE.

Thanks
JW

Jonathan Kay [MVP]
07-09-2005, 09:49 PM
Greetings JW,

To fully remove Windows Messenger, 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
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"Jw" <jw@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OIN64fFZFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> How do you uninstall messenger and also remove it from Internet Explorer.
> When \unistalling form control panel, windows addins it leaves it in IE.
>
> Thanks
> JW
>
>

Hacos
07-09-2005, 09:49 PM
Hi, Jw:
I thing i might have the solution to completely remove messenger from
the system, and whenever you wanna run it again u can just install
back.
Just see the instructions given bellow:

Remove Messenger from XP
Start/Run/RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection
%windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
Disable Messenger
Start/Run/gpedit.msc/Admistrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows
Messenger. Alter your settings in the right pane. (For Pro)
Stop Windows Messenger from Auto-Starting

Simply delete the following Registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\MSMSGS

Uninstall Messenger
You have to edit sysoc.inf (located in /WINDOWS/inf). Under
[Components] you should see the following line:
msmsgs=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7. Take the word 'hide' out
of the line, and it should look like this:
msmsgs=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7. Exit and save.

Go to Add or Remove Programs, and click on Add/Remove Windows
Components. There you should now be able to uncheck the MSN Messenger
Service, and by clicking Next it will uninstall.






Jw wrote:
> *How do you uninstall messenger and also remove it from Internet
> Explorer.
> When \unistalling form control panel, windows addins it leaves it in
> IE.
>
> Thanks
> JW *



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