How to Uninstall Messenger ??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DrMetallica, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    I try to uninstall windows messanger to free up space on my HDD (i have 28 megs free on an 75 gig drive) and then the bloody thing starts up when ever i open outlook express

    how do i disable this fkin bloody program forever?
     
  2. seeme

    seeme Guest

    your not likely to be saving much space by deleting messenger..its a small program from memory.

    HOWEVER -> there have been many threads devoted to this topic..its too hot at the moment i coudnt be arsed looking..

    but if u do a search for getting rid of it your bound to come up with something juicy from the forums.

    jeremy
     
  3. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    ay m8 the only one i found you need winxp pro to disable it by using gpedit.msc or some damn thing.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    The easiest way is to go to program files/messenger. Rename it too MessengerOff. Done. :D
     
  5. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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  6. 2z

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    changed the title of this thread - it wasn't suitable

    Uninstall MS Messenger

    Click Start \ Run Then type the following:

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    • Press ENTER
    • Reboot

    Keep Messenger from loading with Outlook & Hotmail

    There are 2 known issues when you remove Windows Messenger. The first is when you load Outlook Express and use the Contacts pane. This causes OE to try to load Messenger, it can't and this causes a long delay. The Registry entry that corrects this is:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Hide Messenger
    A DWord value of 2 prevents OE from trying to load it.

    The second is that Hotmail's web site will load extremely slowly if Messenger is removed. It’s the same type of hang that OE experiences.

    The fix is to rename (leave the field blank)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Messenger.MsgrObject
    To
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Messenger.MsgrObjectOld

    This removes the reference to the object that Hotmail tries to load, it fails, but it doesn't hang.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    what is the problem with bloody arse?
     
  8. 2z

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    :eek:

    A couple of points to consider

    Before posting, please ensure you have accepted the [Forum Guidelines]
    http://www.xp-erience.org/forum/showthread.php?threadid=15979
    nuff said

    :cool:
     
  9. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    for the record i think "bloody arse" proper describes my dilema with windows messanger but now its fixed :D

    thx m8
     
  10. AyA

    AyA Guest

    after installing xp sp1, windows messenger can be uninstalled from the remove windows components thingy in the add or remove programs thingy, yeah u get me
     
  11. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    np

    just doing me job :D

    I've got 3 x kids here so my idea of obscene is a bit more definitive.

    regarding your first post

    that is one full drive :eek:

    your hdd will have terrible benchmarks :(

    couple of questions

    1 does your defrag still work ?
    2 does your system restore still work ?

    :confused:
     
  12. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    The removal of Messenger using the option in XP Add and Remove Window Components, just removes it from the Start-Program List. However, if you edit the sysoc.inf file, and remove the word 'hide' from the msmsgs entry you can then use Add and Remove Window Components to disable Messenger completely. Then it is easy enough to activate it again should you wish.
     
  13. allan

    allan Guest

    Good for you 2Z!!! And even if it wasn't your kids here, there are lots of youngsters on these forums who are somebody's kids.
     
  14. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    Re: Re: How to Uninstall Messenger ??

    1 i dunno
    2 no it gives me annoying pop up messages even after i turned system restore off
     
  15. 2z

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    @ DrMetallica
    :D

    I thought it would
    XP likes to have plenty of free space to operate

    can you not backup some of your files ??
    you'll see an increase in performance if you can create 20% free space

    this might be worth a look at
    its a really good program for seeing exactly whats on your drive
    SequoiaView (freeware)
    http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

    ...........................

    @ Allan

    Thanks Allan

    I try not to be too heavy handed

    it can be a fine line when it comes to moderating, as you know ;)

    but rules are rules

    :cool:
     
  16. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    1) Unhide all files
    2)search for "sysoc.inf"
    3) Open with Notepad
    4) remove the word"hide" from messenger file and any other file you like, but leave the "commas" alone.
    5) Go to "Add/remove" and delete the Messenger entry that now shows.
    This info or part, has appeared before.
     
  17. allan

    allan Guest

    That will not help remove Messenger. 2Z's post on the prior page is the correct method.