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Search Enhancement Pack

C

chelaka

#1
Hi

Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
(does not say 'Beta').

Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"

Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
but still the window pops up (now empty).

Thanks
 
J

Jonathan Kay [MVP]

#2
Greetings,

Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.

You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
and clicking OK.

--
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
--


"chelaka" <chelaka@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:AF7CB990-A2EA-48EB-8666-7D0CF05989CC@xxxxxx

> Hi
>
> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> (does not say 'Beta').
>
> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
>
> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> but still the window pops up (now empty).
>
> Thanks
 
W

Walter Blanchard [Walter B]

#3
I saw the same thing on XP SP3. The Search Enhancement Pack gets
installed even if the Toolbar is not selected to install. That
opening window in explorer is really annoying. I did get it
uninstalled by using your suggestion. Thanks.

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:09:16 -0500, "Jonathan Kay [MVP]"
<msnewsreplies@xxxxxx> wrote:

>Greetings,
>
>Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
>
>You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
>msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
>and clicking OK.
>
>--
>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
Walter Blanchard [Walter B]
 
E

edjcox

#4
Have this problem. Running your solution I get message that say it only works
with products that have been installed... No joy... More help please...



"Walter Blanchard [Walter B]" wrote:

> I saw the same thing on XP SP3. The Search Enhancement Pack gets
> installed even if the Toolbar is not selected to install. That
> opening window in explorer is really annoying. I did get it
> uninstalled by using your suggestion. Thanks.
>
> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:09:16 -0500, "Jonathan Kay [MVP]"
> <msnewsreplies@xxxxxx> wrote:
>

> >Greetings,
> >
> >Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
> >
> >You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
> >msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
> >and clicking OK.
> >
> >--
> >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
>
> Walter Blanchard [Walter B]
>
 
J

Jonathan Kay [MVP]

#5
Greetings,

What's specified here is for the previous version, so it won't work.

Instead, do:
msiexec /x {9C9CEB9D-53FD-49A7-85D2-FE674F72F24E}

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
--

"edjcox" <edjcox@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:EB2E4D9D-CF3C-464F-AA4F-E0655993ABFC@xxxxxx

> Have this problem. Running your solution I get message that say it only works
> with products that have been installed... No joy... More help please...
>
>
>
> "Walter Blanchard [Walter B]" wrote:
>

>> I saw the same thing on XP SP3. The Search Enhancement Pack gets
>> installed even if the Toolbar is not selected to install. That
>> opening window in explorer is really annoying. I did get it
>> uninstalled by using your suggestion. Thanks.
>>
>> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:09:16 -0500, "Jonathan Kay [MVP]"
>> <msnewsreplies@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>

>> >Greetings,
>> >
>> >Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
>> >
>> >You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
>> >msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
>> >and clicking OK.
>> >
>> >--
>> >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
>>
>> Walter Blanchard [Walter B]
>>
 
W

widdlewabbit

#6
wohooo!
Johnathan you are the BEST!
that silly popup window has been driving me batty for 2 weeks!
thank yo thank you thank you!
I hope you have a most excelent day!

"chelaka" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> (does not say 'Beta').
>
> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
>
> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> but still the window pops up (now empty).
>
> Thanks
 
J

Jonathan Kay [MVP]

#7
Hi,

Glad to be of assistance ;)

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
--

"widdlewabbit" <widdlewabbit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:D0FCEB7B-EE5C-4AF7-AA3D-A8065A65D1C8@xxxxxx

> wohooo!
> Johnathan you are the BEST!
> that silly popup window has been driving me batty for 2 weeks!
> thank yo thank you thank you!
> I hope you have a most excelent day!
>
> "chelaka" wrote:
>

>> Hi
>>
>> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
>> (does not say 'Beta').
>>
>> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
>> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
>>
>> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
>> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
>> but still the window pops up (now empty).
>>
>> Thanks
 
J

John Weaver

#8
Hey Jonathan Kay,

do you have to have installed all the parts of the Search Enhancement Pack
in order to remove it. My dad's computer keeps popping up the folder
"Microsoft" I have used RUN with both codings and neither have erased the
pop up. What do we do next?

Can we just delete the microsoft folder?

John Weaver




"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> What's specified here is for the previous version, so it won't work.
>
> Instead, do:
> msiexec /x {9C9CEB9D-53FD-49A7-85D2-FE674F72F24E}
>
> --
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
> --
>
> "edjcox" <edjcox@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:EB2E4D9D-CF3C-464F-AA4F-E0655993ABFC@xxxxxx

> > Have this problem. Running your solution I get message that say it only works
> > with products that have been installed... No joy... More help please...
> >
> >
> >
> > "Walter Blanchard [Walter B]" wrote:
> >

> >> I saw the same thing on XP SP3. The Search Enhancement Pack gets
> >> installed even if the Toolbar is not selected to install. That
> >> opening window in explorer is really annoying. I did get it
> >> uninstalled by using your suggestion. Thanks.
> >>
> >> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:09:16 -0500, "Jonathan Kay [MVP]"
> >> <msnewsreplies@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Greetings,
> >> >
> >> >Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
> >> >
> >> >You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
> >> >msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
> >> >and clicking OK.
> >> >
> >> >--
> >> >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
> >>
> >> Walter Blanchard [Walter B]
> >>
>
>
 
P

pacotaco

#9
"chelaka" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> (does not say 'Beta').
>
> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
>
> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> but still the window pops up (now empty).
>
> Thanks
 
P

pacotaco

#10
Here this is what I did to get rid of problem. On run type msconfig then
press ok then go to service tab look for seago uncheck box restart computer.
when complete. Go to my computer double click on c drive. click on program
files and you will find somewhere. from there you can delete it

"chelaka" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> (does not say 'Beta').
>
> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
>
> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> but still the window pops up (now empty).
>
> Thanks
 
J

Jim Sanchez

#11
"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> What's specified here is for the previous version, so it won't work.
>
> Instead, do:
> msiexec /x {9C9CEB9D-53FD-49A7-85D2-FE674F72F24E}
>
> --
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
> --
>
> "edjcox" <edjcox@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:EB2E4D9D-CF3C-464F-AA4F-E0655993ABFC@xxxxxx

> > Have this problem. Running your solution I get message that say it only works
> > with products that have been installed... No joy... More help please...
> >
> >
> >
> > "Walter Blanchard [Walter B]" wrote:
> >

> >> I saw the same thing on XP SP3. The Search Enhancement Pack gets
> >> installed even if the Toolbar is not selected to install. That
> >> opening window in explorer is really annoying. I did get it
> >> uninstalled by using your suggestion. Thanks.
> >>
> >> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:09:16 -0500, "Jonathan Kay [MVP]"
> >> <msnewsreplies@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Greetings,
> >> >
> >> >Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
> >> >
> >> >You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
> >> >msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
> >> >and clicking OK.
> >> >
> >> >--
> >> >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
> >>
> >> Walter Blanchard [Walter B]
> >>
>
> This fixed the problem but does anyone know who thought this was reasonable behavior for an applicaiton. MS should fix this because it is their problem and is very annoying.
 
C

Chase

#12
Ok.. This is getting crazy... I've uninstalled all Windows Live Essentials,
including Writer, Messenger, Toolbar, etc. I've completed all of the
suggested "msiexec /x" keys and the dang folder STILL keeps popping up!!!
I've been working on this for three hours now and have read and completed all
of the suggestions here and other websites and the Search Enhancement Pack
still keeps popping up everytime I reboot.... What in the world????????




"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Glad to be of assistance ;)
>
> --
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
> --
>
> "widdlewabbit" <widdlewabbit@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:D0FCEB7B-EE5C-4AF7-AA3D-A8065A65D1C8@xxxxxx

> > wohooo!
> > Johnathan you are the BEST!
> > that silly popup window has been driving me batty for 2 weeks!
> > thank yo thank you thank you!
> > I hope you have a most excelent day!
> >
> > "chelaka" wrote:
> >

> >> Hi
> >>
> >> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> >> (does not say 'Beta').
> >>
> >> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> >> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
> >>
> >> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> >> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> >> but still the window pops up (now empty).
> >>
> >> Thanks
>
>
>
 
C

Carolyn

#13
Jonathan,
Thanks so much for helping me solve this annoying problem. I thought I (or
my son) had done something wrong. I must have spent hours trying to figure
out how to resolve this. Ofcourse the previous message contained the wrong
key so I continued to be frustrate until I re-read your message. This just
begun to happen about a month or so ago.
THANKS AGAIN!!!


"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> What's specified here is for the previous version, so it won't work.
>
> Instead, do:
> msiexec /x {9C9CEB9D-53FD-49A7-85D2-FE674F72F24E}
>
> --
> Jonathan Kay
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
> --
>
> "edjcox" <edjcox@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:EB2E4D9D-CF3C-464F-AA4F-E0655993ABFC@xxxxxx

> > Have this problem. Running your solution I get message that say it only works
> > with products that have been installed... No joy... More help please...
> >
> >
> >
> > "Walter Blanchard [Walter B]" wrote:
> >

> >> I saw the same thing on XP SP3. The Search Enhancement Pack gets
> >> installed even if the Toolbar is not selected to install. That
> >> opening window in explorer is really annoying. I did get it
> >> uninstalled by using your suggestion. Thanks.
> >>
> >> On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:09:16 -0500, "Jonathan Kay [MVP]"
> >> <msnewsreplies@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Greetings,
> >> >
> >> >Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
> >> >
> >> >You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
> >> >msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
> >> >and clicking OK.
> >> >
> >> >--
> >> >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
> >>
> >> Walter Blanchard [Walter B]
> >>
>
>
 
#14
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!! I have tried every single suggestion in this whole string of postings to stop this obnoxious "service enhancement pack" from opening on bootup. None of the links have worked (the ones I enter in "run"), and in msconfig>services tab there is nothing called "seago". I have tried going directly to Program Files>Microsoft>Search Enhancement Pack to try to delete the folders, and it will not let me do so.

It should NOT be this difficult to get rid of an unwanted thing like this. HOW DO I GET RID OF THIS HORRIBLE THING FOR GOOD???????? :sarc:
 
#15
I have also tried all of the suggestions and still have that irritating popup is there anything else that I can do? I have window's XP ....I appreciate any help to get rid of this! When I follow the instructions it tells me that the program needs to be installed. Whats up with that?
 
R

Ruthie

#16
"chelaka" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> (does not say 'Beta').
>
> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
>
> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> but still the window pops up (now empty).
>
> Thanks
 
R

Ruthie

#17
"chelaka" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> (does not say 'Beta').
>
> Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
>
> Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> but still the window pops up (now empty).
>
> Thanks
Hi. What you do is go into My Computer. Click on C drive. Click on Program
Files. Then delete the folder that says microsoft . And that is that.
Hope it helps
 
R

Ruthie

#18
"Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
>
> You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
> msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
> and clicking OK.
>
> --
> 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
> --
>
>
> "chelaka" <chelaka@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:AF7CB990-A2EA-48EB-8666-7D0CF05989CC@xxxxxx

> > Hi
> >
> > Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> > (does not say 'Beta').
> >
> > Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> > showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
> >
> > Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> > having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> > but still the window pops up (now empty).
> >
> > Thanks

FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO KNOW THE ANSWER, go to my computer. Click on C
drive. Then click on program files. Next, delete the folder that is called
microsoft. No other folders with microsoft in the mane, just the microsoft
one. It worked for me.
I hope this helps everyone out there.
 
#19
Removing MSN Tool bar also removes the enhancement pack.

"widdlewabbit" wrote:

> wohooo!
> Johnathan you are the BEST!
> that silly popup window has been driving me batty for 2 weeks!
> thank yo thank you thank you!
> I hope you have a most excelent day!
>
> "chelaka" wrote:
>

> > Hi
> >
> > Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> > (does not say 'Beta').
> >
> > Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> > showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
> >
> > Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> > having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> > but still the window pops up (now empty).
> >
> > Thanks
 
T

Tired of Bill's fun and games

#20
The "fix" below did not work for me. Instead this warning message popped up:
"Error deleting File or Folder. Cannot delete SeaPort.exe Access is denied.
Make sure the disc is not full or write-protected and that the file is not
currently in use." NOW WHAT??

SUPPOSED FIX > ...go to My Computer. Click on C drive. Then click on program
files. Next, delete the folder that is called microsoft. No other folders
with microsoft in the name, just the microsoft one.

"Ruthie" wrote:

>
>
> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
>

> > Greetings,
> >
> > Weird -- the Search Enhancement Pack is part of the Live toolbar, not Messenger.
> >
> > You can try removing the Pack itself by click Start, then Run, entering the following:
> > msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}
> > and clicking OK.
> >
> > --
> > 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
> > --
> >
> >
> > "chelaka" <chelaka@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:AF7CB990-A2EA-48EB-8666-7D0CF05989CC@xxxxxx

> > > Hi
> > >
> > > Installed XP SP3, followed by latest Windows Live Messenger - version 2009
> > > (does not say 'Beta').
> > >
> > > Everytime after booting the machine, a window called "Microsoft" pops up
> > > showing in (only) a folder called "Search Enhancement Pack"
> > >
> > > Could someone help me find a way to remove this pop up window (without
> > > having to uninstall WLM)? I moved the folder to My Documents and re-booted
> > > but still the window pops up (now empty).
> > >
> > > Thanks
>
>
> FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO KNOW THE ANSWER, go to my computer. Click on C
> drive. Then click on program files. Next, delete the folder that is called
> microsoft. No other folders with microsoft in the mane, just the microsoft
> one. It worked for me.
> I hope this helps everyone out there.

> >
> >
> >