Uninstalling windows messnger...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Streamer, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. Streamer

    Streamer Guest

    I followed the guide for removing this and I got to the point where it should have showed up in add/remove windows compnents. I do not see this. I went over this a few times trying to figure out what Idid wrong. Is their a chance since its been updated with all the microsoft messenger updates that the guide for uninstalling this no longer applies?
  2. kewell

    kewell Guest

    hi i had the same problem the thing is some of the windows items are hidden but if you open SYSOC.INF in the \windows\INF directory. remove the word HIDE from all the relevant lines. save the file. when you next use add/remove programs, it should now be possible to remove features that were previously hidden.
  3. Streamer

    Streamer Guest

    excellent. thanx kewell for that bit of informaiton.
  4. Streamer

    Streamer Guest

    well..I removed hide completely from the listings in the sysoc.inf file..but I still do not see winowds messenger :(
    I do see some others stuff did show up now though :)
    Any other suggestions anyone?
  5. gypise

    gypise Guest

    I have a file that will remove it with no trouble. If you need it let me know.
  6. Streamer

    Streamer Guest

    yes please :)


    icq 68504473

    anyway you wanna send is fine..those are just two options :)
  7. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Amongst the Native Ones
    To remove Messenger, here is the perfect trick, just click Start, then Run:

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

    It will uninstall Messenger just like any other prog., I tried it myself and it worked damn well, just had to reinstall it afterwards because I personally use Messenger and find it very useful !
  8. Streamer

    Streamer Guest

    haha..thats a good one to remember too. i will c&p that for later. thanx.