how to remove built in messenger

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by alphatoomega, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. alphatoomega

    alphatoomega Guest

    can anyone tell me how to remove the built in msn messenger for xp?
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Welcome alphatoomega. :)

    Simplist thing is to rename the messenger folder to something like MessegerOff. C:\Program Files/Messenger.
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Click Start / Run Then type the following:

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    Press ENTER
    Restart Windows
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator


    MessengerOFF works; and so does the registry entry; if you wish to remove it all together.
  5. i dont know about those registry and run things. for me simple delete that messenger folder works perfectly. it doesnt even say anything when i turn on outlook express :D
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    alphatoomega - Whatever option you choose, be assured this brilliant solution is not one of them. NEVER just delete the folder of an application that has been installed through MS installer.
  7. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

    I did it this way and it worked perfectly for me.
  8. allan have you tryed my method? i actually found it out by accident. it just annoyed me too much. so i decided to try to delete the folder and see what happens. nothing at all happened , except it doesnt start anymore. no problems at all.
  9. Well except all the files that will be in your system folders related to the application and all the invalid keys you have created in your registry.
  10. so? that makes any problem? i have not seen any errors from that .
  11. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    the run command is the best!