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uninstall windows messenger and windows mail in vista


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#1 supertramp

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:45 AM

is there a way to get rid of all these ridiculous windows programs that I don't use but came packaged with vista? (Calendar, Messenger, Mail, in particular...)

thanks.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:21 PM

Start...Control Panel (Classic View)...Programs and Features...Turn Windows Features on and off (in the left hand sidebar).
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:14 PM

thanks for your help.

none of these components appear in that list...or perhaps I am missing something?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

Well, that's what I get for assuming it would behave like XP :huh:
So, I went out and searched on this and found that there's no easy way to remove it.
So, then I searched the registry for Windows Mail and found that it's wrapped into the OS as tight as Internet Explorer. If you try to manually remove it you're likely to cripple the OS. Most of the suggestions that I found were to ignore it - although you may be able to delete the shortcuts to them without any adverse effects.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

boooo.

thanks for your help. any other comments on removing the other applications would be appreciated.




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