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Uninstall Windows Live Messenger in Windows XP or Vista

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#1 Union_Thug


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:07 PM



1. Press the Windows button on your keyboard, or launch the Start Menu using your cursor.
2. Select the "Run..." option.
3. In the prompted box, enter "RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove" (without "quotes")
4. Press the Enter button on your keyboard, or click "OK."
5. When you are prompted and asked to restart your computer, click "Yes."

This worked for me. I uninstalled Live Messenger through add/remove months ago, but FileHippo update checker kept finding traces installed in c:\program files\messenger. I tried deleting the file, but received an error message that deleting Messenger could make some programs not work

Hope this hasn't been posted already or that it helps someone. :thumbsup:

Edited by Union_Thug, 15 February 2010 - 07:08 PM.

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