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08-03-2005, 12:49 PM
Greetings from the Great White North.

A while ago I found instructions to uncover a hidden Windows Messenger checkbox in Add/Remove Windows Components. I didn't write the instructions down. Does anyone know the procedure?


Speedy Gonzales
08-03-2005, 01:03 PM
If you want to remove it completely go here


Go to the last menu / Utilities for XP. Select disable or remove Messenger
from Windows and OE. Download this and run it.

Voila Windows Messenger will be removed completely.

08-03-2005, 01:07 PM
Speedy's link is probably the easiest but you could have a look at the forum's FAQ (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=50217) for other ways of removing it.

Murray P
08-03-2005, 01:19 PM
If we are talking Windows Messanger Service and not MSN or some other messaging app, go the Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Services & Applications in the list tree > Services. Scroll down until you get to Messanger, double click and choose "Disable" from the Startup Type drop down list, "OK" your way out.

08-03-2005, 01:29 PM
Thanks All.

'Twas in the FAQ forum... Option 1.