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Thread: Getting rid of win messenger... again:(




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    I had previously removed win messenger by unhiding it in sysoc.inf, and then removing it via the windows components in add/remove software. After installing the most recent XP upgrade however, it's suddenly back, and now it isn't listed in the windows components. Anyone know how to get rid of it a second time?

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    Have you tried unhiding it from the syoc.inf again?

    Also don't worry about uninstalling it.....its nothing more then 120K. It'll disappear and you'll forget about it. Just go in the options and uncheck everything and it'll be bye bye.

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    If you want to get rid of it, you can do so by renaming Messenger in Program Files to something else, then if no issues occure just delete the folder entirely..
    At the request of wiggo ;)

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    Yeah that's what I ended up doing. It was still unhid in sysoc.inf, it just doesn't appear in the win components anymore. I renamed the folder and so far no problems. Although it gives me a warning message when I try to rename it now (I don't remember it doing that before).

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    try here win xp fixes to remove win messenger
    http://www.dougknox.com/index.html

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    Yohhan......Another thing that you could do is just disable it and keep it from attaching itself to other programs. You can do it by creating a .REG file with notepad. I have used this method, and it works fine.

    create this file with notepad. name it msnoff.reg.

    -------cut and paste------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F3A614D C-ABE0-11d2-A441-00C04F795683}\LocalServer32]
    @=""

    --------stop cut and paste-----------

    If you want to turn it back on....name this one msnon.reg

    --------cut and paste--------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FB7199AB-79BF-11d2-8D94-0000F875C541}\InProcServer32]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msgsc.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FB7199AB-79BF-11d2-8D94-0000F875C541}\LocalServer32]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe\""

    ---------stop cut and paste-----------

    Now save these two modules in a folder on your HD. Whenever you want msn on.......just double click "msnon".......... If you want it off....double click "msnoff".

    Hope this helps

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    well if you do not mind it sitting on your computer, but do not want it to start everytime you boot. Run "msconfig" and goto the startup tab and uncheck msmsgs.

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