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#1 bluesjunior


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Posted 24 March 2007 - 06:32 AM

As I only ever use MSN Messenger my son told me how to remove Windows messenger by unticking the box in the "Add/Remove Windows Components". Unfortunately I made a pigs ear of it by doing exactly the opposite ie I unticked all the other boxes and left the Windows Messenger one ticked I clicked apply and ok and imediately realised my mistake.

I went back and reversed what I had done but since then I worry that I may not have reticked all the boxes I should have. I have XP Home edition SP1 upgraded to SP2 and kept up to date via automatic updates installed on my PC. Can anyone tell me what should be ticked and what not.

Mine now looks as Follows;

Accessories and Utilities;---------Ticked.
Fax Services;-----------------------Unticked.
Indexing Services;------------------Ticked.
Internet Explorer;--------------------Ticked.
Management & Monitoring Tools;--Ticked.
MSN Explorer;------------------------Unticked.
Networking Services;---------------Ticked.
Other Network File & Print Serv;---Unticked.
Outlook Express;---------------------Unticked.
Update Root Certificates;-----------Ticked.
Windows Media Player;-------------Ticked.
Windows Messenger;---------------Unticked.

Is there anything I have left unticked that should be?.

To correct my mistake I needed my XP installation CDROM and found out that it had mysteriously got a crack in it. I managed to borrow one from my son-in-law to do the repair but would like to find out if Microsoft have any sort of repair / replace type of policy regarding accidental breakages or have I no other option than to buy a replacement?.

Thanks in advance for any help offered,
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#2 usasma


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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:11 AM

My default install of XP Pro has these boxes checked:

Accessories and Utilities
Internet Explorer
MSN Explorer
Networking Services
Outlook Express
Update Root Certificates
Windows Media Player
Windows Messenger

IMO, I'd uncheck MSN Explorer and Windows Messenger tho'

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#3 fozzie


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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:16 AM

How to Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Read Issues

Obtaining a Replacement Disc
If you bought the program in the last 30 days, you may be
able to return it to the store where you bought it to obtain
a replacement under the Microsoft 30-Day Money Back
Guarantee. Check the packaging for information on the
30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

To obtain a replacement disc call the Microsoft
Order Desk at (800) 360-7561 and request a replacement for
your damaged disc. If you are outside the United States,
contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area. To locate
your subsidiary, see the Microsoft World Wide Offices Web
page at:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:40 AM

If you REALLY want to be rid of Messenger, without any prompts in any associated software, you can also copy and paste this into you run line and enter - its gone:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

#5 fozzie


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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:46 AM

Or use Messenger removal tool

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