How to uninstall MSN messenger (msmsgs)

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  1. whitejapboy

    whitejapboy Guest

    http://www.petri.co.il/uninstall_windows_messenger.htm

    If any of you use this info or concur with my distate of the MSN messenger, please reply. Thanks, Kirby

    If, however, you do want to uninstall it, there are at least 2 ways to do it:

    First method
    XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it show up everything.

    If you'd like Windows Messenger to show up in the list of programs you can add and remove from Windows, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\inf (substituting the correct drive letter for your version of Windows) and open sysoc.inf. You'll see a line that reads:

    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

    Change this to the following and Windows Messenger will appear in Add or Remove Programs, then Add/Remove Windows Components, then, and you can remove it for good:

    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7

    You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.

    Second method
    Make sure you close Outlook, Outlook Express and the Messenger client.

    Run this command in the CMD window (line may wrap, just copy/paste it):

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

    Note: This will prevent a long delay when opening Outlook Express if you have the Contacts pane enabled. To prevent this, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express

    Right click in the right pane and select New, Dword value. Give it the name Hide Messenger

    Double click this new entry and set the value to 2.
     
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  2. Moparx

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    you could also run xp-antispy & have it uninstall it for you too
     
  3. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    u can also uninstall it manual :o from add/remove under windows features!
     
  4. kingtoad

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    For XP users, they do not have the option to remove it. The default MSN that comes with XP, that is.
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    yeah i forgot about that. damn xp users. 2000 is much better!!

    (i can compile my asm code in 2000, but not xp!)
     
  6. Psycho

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    2000 owns XP
     
  7. kingtoad

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    :ugh2: And for what reasons?
     
  8. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    i can acctually compile my asm code. :slap:
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

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    No gay activation codes. No gay themes. In other words, less gay
     
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  11. crotchfruit

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    personally, i like the standard xp "bubbly gay theme" better than the standard gray win2k theme.
     
  12. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You also have a bunny in your av :fawk:

    In all seriousness, you can add on as much shit as you want but for someone like me who wants to get every ounce of power out of the OS and CPU, I turn everything off. More often than not, I don't even have wallpaper. Less shit to reinstall later.
     
  13. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    yeah and xp is a ram hog. after fresh install of xp pro with no software it wants a 2.5gb swap file (i got a gig of ram, so not too worried), and is using 350mb of my ram!

    2000 pro only uses 128 max!
     
  14. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :greddy:
     
  15. crotchfruit

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    might as well run DOS :fawk:
     
  16. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Hey, if they still made apps for it I would!
     
  17. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    i know someone who wrote a multi-tasking version of DOS! acctually it was my asm instructor. im trying to get a copy of it from him. it run's dos 6.22 apps too!
     
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    I actually like MSN Messenger better than AIM. We use it at work. I just wish the different systems could communicate between the clients.
     
  19. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    yeah.. cant icq/aol do it now?
     
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    Not that I know of. :dunno:
     

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