Re: Removing Windows Messenger 5.1



JOE
07-09-2005, 09:49 PM
Hi,
I've been using Messenger 5.0 but recently when I tried signing in, a
message appeared requiring me to upgrade to Latest version to continue.
Following the link, I downloaded the latest version, Messenger 6.0.
However, I still cannot proceed with the installation. I only successfully
finished the download but the next step, which is the set-up, would not
prosper.
I then checked on the system requirements of the Messenger 6.0. It requires
a Windows XP OS. I only have Windows NT on my PC and cannot upgrade to XP
due to company policy.
Can I reinstate my Messenger 5.0 and still use it?

"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
> then click OK.
>
> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
> ____________________________________________
> 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) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>
> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
> >
> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
> >
> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
> >
> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
> > install messenger 5.0)
> >
> > Tried the following -
> >
> > Re-Applying XP SP2
> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
> >
> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>

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

Windows Messenger does not work with NT4 and never has, to clarify your question you are
looking for MSN Messenger.

You can find 5.0 here:
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=msnm
____________________________________________
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.

"JOE" <JOE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8B968018-EB22-4DBE-ADD5-962B5E106229@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I've been using Messenger 5.0 but recently when I tried signing in, a
> message appeared requiring me to upgrade to Latest version to continue.
> Following the link, I downloaded the latest version, Messenger 6.0.
> However, I still cannot proceed with the installation. I only successfully
> finished the download but the next step, which is the set-up, would not
> prosper.
> I then checked on the system requirements of the Messenger 6.0. It requires
> a Windows XP OS. I only have Windows NT on my PC and cannot upgrade to XP
> due to company policy.
> Can I reinstate my Messenger 5.0 and still use it?
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> To remove Windows Messenger 5.1, click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
>> msiexec /x {C3A6819F-62D3-4750-AF1C-28206DDF2C2E}
>> then click OK.
>>
>> It may report that the prduct isn't installed, if so, reinstall 5.1 and then remove it.
>> ____________________________________________
>> 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) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
>> You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
>>
>> "Fatgrass2003" <Fatgrass2003@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0980A4E5-16A1-4855-BE3F-4D540574A0A2@microsoft.com...
>> > How do you uninstall Windows Messenger 5.1, I would like to go back the
>> > previous version asap (messenger 5.0 xp).
>> >
>> > Unfortunately I am receiving the following error box when trying to
>> > downgrade from version 5.1 to messenger 5.0 -
>> >
>> > "your computer as a newer version of windows messenger 5.0 than the one you
>> > are trying to install. To install an older version, first remove the current
>> > version click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add Remove Windows Messenger
>> > 5.0 - and then run setup again"
>> >
>> > Firstly the add/remove option for Messenger 5.1 is not listed, also I have
>> > tried running the following scripts which does no work (although they
>> > physically remove messenger files, I still receive the same error when
>> > install messenger 5.0)
>> >
>> > Tried the following -
>> >
>> > Re-Applying XP SP2
>> > Removing SP2 and Reapply
>> > Downgrading to 4.7 then upgrading to 5.0
>> > RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
>> > Remove Messenger from Add/Remove Additional Components
>> >
>> > Tried all the above and still cant downgrade from messenger 5.1 to messenger
>> > 5.0, whats the trick guys - I'm stuck and out of ideas!!!!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>


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