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    after I put sp1 update on win xp i can no longer install and remove windows components if I uninstall sp1 it works so I put sp1 back on and now it doesnt work again
    would be greatfull
    for any help
    thanks:confused:

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    come on guys! nobody has any idea's??

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    Sorry but I havn't had a clean install to try it on yet. :smokin:

    Really not sure if I want to at this point either but I would never put it on a well used os anyway. : peace2:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    You can try this and see if it works (I haven't tried sp1 yet, so I don't know):

    Microsoft don't seem to want you to be able to remove crap like Windows Messenger. It's installed by default, and it
    doesn't appear in the Add/Remove in the controlpanel.

    You can force the issue by editing the SYSOC.INF file, located in C:\Windows [or your Windows Directory]\inf folder.
    Open it in Notepad. Under the [Components] heading, there are parameters for various Windows applets. Some off them
    contain the word "Hide". Those particular programs, which include Windows Messenger (msmsgs), Terminal Server, PinBall,
    and others, are installed on your XP system, but their entries are hidden from Add/Remove Dialog.

    To remove Windows Messenger, edit Hide out of the line that reads: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
    So that it looks like this: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7

    Save the file, close it and open Add/Remove Program. Click on Windows Components button and you'll see Windows
    Messenger listed. Uncheck it and click Next to remove it from your system.

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    after I put sp1 update on win xp i can no longer install and remove windows components if I uninstall sp1 it works so I put sp1 back on and now it doesnt work again
    You have already answered your question.

    Cheers.

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    also you can donload reg cleaner from downloads.com and use this program there is a option to show all installed software you should be able to uninstall the programs yuo wish with no trouble . die ms die

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    thanks I have tried the hide opions but it when I click
    add and remove windows components it doesnt open
    and says it can't open MSM90CM.inf
    but when i remove SP1 it works fine
    any ideas?

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    That's because SP1 is overwriting things and that's the way it works, once you remove it everything goes back to before which is one reason why I will not put SP1 onto a used install, clean install only. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    As Davek said, "You have already answered your question"

    Just leave SP1 off

    .:hammer:

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