How do I uninstall Messenger?

  dalglish 21:40 09 May 2005

I wish to uninstall/ disable Windows messenger but it does not seem possible from the Add/ Remove Programs tool - is there another way?

I have tried msconfig but this seems not to be effective and Messenger fires up when a contact comes on-line.

  Chris Webster 21:50 09 May 2005

If you're running XP then you can disable it through 'services'.

(I think sp2 should disable it automatically)

  Eastender 21:56 09 May 2005

In 'Add/Remove Programs' click on 'Add/Remove Windows Components'

  Chris Webster 21:59 09 May 2005

Ive just found this while searching the forum for posts on windows messenger.

Start, Run, type or paste in

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

and click OK.

  dalglish 22:16 09 May 2005

sorted - thanks guys

  lotvic 22:18 09 May 2005

make messenger appear in Add Remove progs by editing hide

click here

messenger can then be removed easily

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