Windows Messenger Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by YellowSmileY, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. YellowSmileY

    YellowSmileY Guest

    Is it actually safe to uninstall Windows Messenger? I heard that it's somehow tied to the OS and that if it is uninstalled, it will ruin other components in windows.

    Anyone know?
     
  2. Uerschie

    Uerschie Guest

    Hello YellowSmileY,

    it´s very safe to uninstall the messenger after following steps:

    Make a backup copy of your sysoc.inf file from your windows directory
    Rename it e.g. sysoc.old
    Navigate to C:windows\inf Open sysoc.inf find
    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7 in the file
    and take out the word hide so the line would look like
    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7.
    Close the file and save it.
    Now go to the Add and remove programs applet in the control panel
    and you will be able to uninstall windows messenger.
    Make sure to click on the add remove windows components button.

    source: http://www.xp-erience.org/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=14
    (greaaat threat)

    Check this out & be happy,

    Uerschie
     
  3. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    Totally safe

    Yes if u have selected "do not remove system files on uninstall" (selected by default) it will not remove anything which is critical for the coputer.

    MdSalih
     
  4. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    picky picky picky :p
    how can such a small program bug u!