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How To Remove Windows/MSN Messenger

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Actually, some of the newer versions of Messenger are easily uninstalled via Control Panel's Add/Remove Software applet: That'd be the first place to check.

Win9x/ME/2K users also can check

http://messenger.microsoft.com/support/hel...me.asp?client=1

while XP users can check

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...=FH;rid;WinMsgr

If you can't find what you need there, there are still several options.

For XP:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_messeng...nger_remove.htm

NT/2K:

http://www.ntcompatible.com/faq328.shtml

Win98:

http://www.pchelplive.com/article.php?sid=30

Further:

Remove WM Integration from All Versions of Outlook Express:

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/989/

Remove WM Integration from All Versions of Outlook Express:

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/1049/

Other ways/related info:

http://www.google.com/search?q=remove+MSN+messenger

And note: As part of its anti-trust settlement, Microsoft is developing a version of Windows without (or with the ability to make optional) Messenger, IE, and other "middleware." It's due out this fall, and it's not yet entirely clear whether this will be only available for new releases of Windows, or will be some kind of retroactive patch for previously-shipped versions. We'll have to see.

Credit for this information is Fred Langa of Langa List!

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Thanks for that. I hate that messenger. Hey, I think I am going to dl Trillian. 'Bout time I caught up with the 21st century.

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Don't use IM myself, I type to slow!

Theres an even easier way to get rid of Messenger from popping up in the sys tray all the time. Find the Messenger folder, rename it, Windows can't find it to load it! If you want it back just rename it to Messenger again. I think this only works with XP though!

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on the contrary, MSN Messenger can be a great asset to a computer user. I use it to connect to Netmeeting to aid in the remote repair of operating systems... Sometimes over the phone doesn't help people too much. It is much easier for them to watch their own screen as you fix, or teach them something remotely.

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I never said it wasn't useful, just that I don't need it. I can get it back if I ever want to! Most peeps I help are local so I just go to their house, or they bring me the comp.

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Speaking of XP, anybody use the "sticky notes"? You can place them on your desktop to remind you of things. Found an article on it in PCWorld magazine. PCWorld.com is the place, but it probably won't be there since the article was a few months ago.

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another overlooked feature of XP. I have to hand it to microsoft. They did do a lot. If you can.. find the article and post it under OS's.. would be a great thing....

or...

post a how to under OS's ..

That would be even better!

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Speaking of XP, anybody use the "sticky notes"? You can place them on your desktop to remind you of things. Found an article on it in PCWorld magazine. PCWorld.com is the place, but it probably won't be there since the article was a few months ago.
XP has "sticky" notes? Where?

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a feature that I would use to death... My desk is worse than yours Rbreb13.. especially lately..

covered in soda cans... papers.. disks, hardware...etc... due to the amound of coding I have been doing over the last couple of days...

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Hey, I resemble that remark! Actually I did a major reorganization a little while ago (still not done) and its much better now!

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