I assume you mean Windows Messenger 4.7, not Windows Live Messenger 4.7 (as there is no such
thing and as you already noted, is a separate a product).
To uninstall Windows Messenger, click the Start button, then click Run and enter:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
Then click OK.
Windows Messenger will then be uninstalled. For more detailed instructions see: http://messenger.jonathankay.com/problem.aspx?ID=7
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
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"David" <curvedball@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:tcednT7yGtuWZBraRVnyvwA@xxxxxx
> I had LM v4.7 running on my laptop and installed v7, thinking it would overwrite the v4.7.
> For ages I couldn't understand why, however I configure v7, LM always loggrd me on
> automatically. then I uninstalled v7 and discovered it was stil happning...of course v4.7
> was still running seperately in the background. Now I can't stop it. There is no option
> offered to stop it running from start up and no option to stop it from signing in. There;s
> also no way to uninstall the damn thing as it doensn't present itself in the unintall list
> in 'add or remove prgrams'. There nothing i can do it seems. Please will someone tell me
> how to get rid of this wretched parasite? I've even uninstalled .net but still cannot get
> rid of LM. Please help before i toss my laptop in the bin.