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installing a newer version of windows messenger

by rhodeyes1 / April 2, 2012 11:25 AM PDT

I want to download and install the latest windows messenger.I wanted to uninstall the version I have now first(version 4.7) but its not in my add/remove programs list and there is no uninstall from the start menu.If I download and install the newest version will it just replace the one I have automatically? Thank you

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I'd try that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2012 11:32 AM PDT

If that fails then and only then would I consider use of say REVO UNINSTALLER.

If you need an authoritative answer, you need to call the software's author.

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Link with similar answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2012 11:37 AM PDT
In reply to: I'd try that.

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windows messenger show up in add/remove program
by helppconline / April 2, 2012 3:09 PM PDT

window XP hides some system software like Windows massenger...but you can remove by these steps-

you said that this is not showing in add/remove program.
Navigate to C:'WINDOWS'inf (substituting the correct drive letter for your version of Windows) and open sysoc.inf.

You will see like that -

Change this to the following and Windows Messenger will appear in Add or Remove Programs, then Add/Remove Windows Components, then, and you can remove it for good:


Now you can remove it by go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel


Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator to remove promotional/advertising link which is prohibited in these forums on 04/03/2012 at 9:05 AM PT

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