Uninstalling Programs XP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Hey, I just reformated and installed windows. I havent done that for awhile so I forget how to do alot of things. I'm going to be asking different questions in here. The first ones that I can think of is these...

    How can I remove Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, and Windows Messenger. I am talking about totally gone from the computer, not hidden, not unuseable, I mean GONE!!! If it's not possible then how do I "hide" it..
     
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  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'd strongly advise against removing IE, even if you use an alternate browser.

    1) It can cause potential problems due to the tight integration with the OS.
    2) You'll almost surely need it somewhere down the line - Windows Update, Office Update...just about anything that needs ActiveX.
     
  5. muzikool

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    Agreed, I would leave IE alone to save you from future headaches.

    Here's the other one: Remove Outlook Express
     
  6. Bman

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    The outlook one didnt work, so I went into Add/Remove and did that, plus went to the folder and pressed hide. Everything else worked out..Thanks peeps, I'll be back with some more questions.
     
  7. muzikool

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    /waits ;)
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=312451 is only from 98/ME, you cannot remove IE, it is too tightly wrapped into the OS itself [one of the many reasons it is insecure].

    Just don't use them, they do no harm when they aren't being used.

    Windows messenger is esay to uninstall, go to start, run, type in:

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

    Reboot.
     
  9. muzikool

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    *wonders if j79zlr reads the replies* :p
     
  10. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I don't always click links :p