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  1. #1


    David Guest

    Live messenger uninstall


    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.

    thanks
    david



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  3. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Live messenger uninstall

    Greetings David,

    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

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    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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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.
    >
    > thanks
    > david
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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