Uninstall Windows Messenger

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

Windows Messenger is installed by default when you install Windows XP.  For those of you that have no use for Windows Messenger or prefer a different messeging program, there is a way to uninstall the program to free up disk space and stop if from loading automatically when windows starts.  Follow the directions below for your XP system.

On XP Systems without SP1:

Click Start / Run  Then type the following:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
Press ENTER
Restart Windows

 

On XP Systems WITH SP 1:

Control Panel
Add / Remove Programs
Click on "Add/Remove Windows Components" on the left
UNcheck "Windows Messenger"
Click "NEXT"
Click "Finish"
Reboot

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