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Removing Windows Components


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#1 Tinwoodsman

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:47 AM

I am confused about removing certain Window XP components using the "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel.

I go to "Add and Remove Windows Components" and it showes a list of components such as I.E., MSN, Outlook Express, etc. Some have check marks and some don't. If I want to remove MSM, do I uncheck all except that one and then hit Add/Remove?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

start maintenance software
than choose the menu on the left side Windows parts add or removing ----scroll down until you see Windows Msm and remove the fink by Msn, then enter.
Windows remove Msn from your desktop.
The sub folder of Msn does stay exist in the menu Program Files, this maybe you will install Msn again in the future.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

HI,

NO I believe you just uncheck it and that will uninstall it. :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:21 AM

How to uninstall Windows components and programs that aren't listed in Add/Remove Programs

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Please read before removing. Specifically, pay attention to step 3 which states

3.Youíll notice that Windows Messenger is listed, but if you read the fine print, when you opt to remove it itís only actually removing the entry from the Start menu. Which is hardly useful. To really remove Windows Messenger (and other programs not listed) keep reading.


Edited by Queen-Evie, 23 May 2010 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 09:25 AM

The checkmark indicates which Windows components are installed. To uninstall a component, remove the checkmark. To install a new component, put a checkmark next to it. You can check/uncheck multiple items. When you click OK, it will uninstall those that are installed but not checked and it will install those that are checked but not installed. Clear as mud?

Edited by strolln, 23 May 2010 - 09:29 AM.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:06 AM

I was always confused by that it was not clear at all. thanks for adding to my post strolln and queen
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:57 AM

Thanks all. Great responses.




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