msn and update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dreamss, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. Dreamss

    Dreamss OSNN Addict

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    A warning and a request for help. The update window came up and it reinstalled msn messenger. The sysoc.inf didnt change with the "hide" still removed but it is no loner in the ADD AND REMOVE PROGRAMS/WINDOWS COMPONENTS. If any one can help me to redelete this program it would be Thankfull.
     
  2. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I think you should take this as a warning that you really shouldn't try to delete messenger. Just disable it and forget about it. If you delete it again then windows update will see that you do not have a critical update installed and replace it every time you delete it. It doesn't take up that much disk space to go to that much trouble.
     
  3. Dreamss

    Dreamss OSNN Addict

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    That does not help me to remove the program
     
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Just remember that you can choose not to install all updates.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I got updates, without a reinstall of messenger.

    to uninstall messenger;

    windows key+r...paste the following

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

    Press ENTER
    Restart Windows
     
  6. Dreamss

    Dreamss OSNN Addict

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    TY the cmd line worked great. Thanks for the help.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    welcome Dreamss

    gotta ask...why'd you install the messenger update, if you dissabled messenger?
     
  8. Dreamss

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    the little bubble window above the systray said an update was needed. t didnt tell me what it was and just downloaded it. after the reboot it was back.
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you must dissable automatic updates, just visit the site once in a while
     
  10. Dreamss

    Dreamss OSNN Addict

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    I found where i went wrong with the auto updates. When the bubble window opens and you click on it you can hit the detail button and uncheck any messenger updates. Thank You again for your help. how i found this out is i deleted it again and it gave me another update notice for the same thing.