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#1 silver threads

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 05:40 PM

:unsure: I have recently replaced my laptop with one running Windows 7 and am still finding my way around this new O.S I downloaded Skype last week and now have Windows Live Messenger appearing on the task bar and on the screen every time I turn on the computer. As I do not wish to use this program - never have used it - I would like to disable it at least, or better still, uninstall it. I am unable to find how I can do this and hope someone out there can advise. There were 43 updates installed a few days ago and I am wondering if this is why it is now so visible. The laptop is only a month old and there was no Live Messenger visible until the updates.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 07:01 PM

You can uninstall Windows Live Messenger.

From your start menu, click Control Panel.

From Control Panel, choose Programs and Features.

When the Uninstall panel opens, scroll down and look for Windows Live Essentials and click it.

You will then be given a choice to remove or repair, choose Remove.

A list of installed Windows Essentials applications will be presented. Check the box for Messenger, then click Uninstall. If there are any other Live Essential programs you want to uninstall, check those boxes also.

Not long ago, I received an update for Windows Live Essentials 2011, so it is possible that you did also and that's how it ended up on your computer. If this is the case, you may end up getting it reinstalled if you have Microsoft updates set to automatically install.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:49 PM

Thank you for that advice, I will uninstall that now. I believe it must have been installed with all those updates without realising it. There are probably other "updates" that I would prefer to do without, but I will leave them there for now and will change the automatic updates option.

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