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How do I get rid of Microsoft Messenger popup on my Windows XP. I don't need it.
Latest post: Sampath, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:36 PM
Friday, March 11, 2011 2:21 AM
I don't use Messenger but it continues to pop up and block good info.  How do I put it to sleep!!!

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Friday, March 11, 2011 11:43 AM

Hi AL-Yankee,

 

As I understand you don’t want to receive messenger pop up’s. If you don’t use messenger then you may uninstall it.

 

Things to do:

 

To remove MSN Messenger

Windows Xp

1. In the notification area, right-click the MSN Messenger icon, and then click Sign Out. 

2.  Click Start, click Run, type CONTROL APPWIZ.CPL and then click OK. 

3.  In the list of currently installed programs, select MSN Messenger, and then click Remove. 

4.  If you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the program, click yes. 

 

Windows Vista or Win 7

 In the notification area, right-click the MSN Messenger icon, and then click Sign Out. 

a. Click Start, type programs and features in the Start Search box, and then click Programs and Features in the Programs list. 

b. In the list of currently installed programs, select Windows Live Messenger, and then click Uninstall. 

c. If you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the program, click yes.

 If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow. 

 

Then Restart the computer and revert back for further assistance.

 

Thanks!



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Friday, March 11, 2011 3:04 PM
Thanks for your help but it didn't work.  When I got to list of programs, I could not find MSN Messenger listed.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:36 PM

Hi AL-Yankee,

If you are referring to windows inbuilt messenger please follow the below given steps

  • In the run box type appwiz.cpl
  • In the left Pane, Click on Add/remove windows components
  • Under Components uncheck all the boxes except Windows messenger
  • Click on next, wait for the completion of the wizard and click on finish
  • Restart the computer.

Please revert back for further assistance
Thanks!



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