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Messenger

Upgraded to SP2 and now have Messenger 6.0, but my machine also still loads Messenger 4.7. Any idea as to just how I can remove the "old" version? This poses a problem when I log in - it closes one and loads the other. Tells me I am already logged in. Version 4.7 is a stand alone program in my "programs" group. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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messenger 4.7 comes with winXP - simply just go to add/remove windows components and uninstall
peter

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The only messinger listed in the add/remove panel is version 6.2. Can't find any reference to 4.7. Thanks

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This is an old and continuing problem with XP and Messenger 4.7. XP did not provide a simple uninstall for Messenger leaving it a part of XP. There are many ways some have used to handle this. Mine was as follows:

(1) In 4.7 uncheck all the "Sign-in" options under Tools|Options|General Tab and close Messenger 4.7.

(2) Win XP "Explore" go to "Program Files" and highlight "Messenger" folder. Then rename it to "Messenger {disabled}" or some other name. This will not allow it to load. Simply reverse these procedures if there is ever a need to revert to 4.7 but there should be no reason.

Now 4.7 and 6.2 will not be fighting for messenger rights. HTH

Happy

Glenn

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I said add/remove "WINDOWS COMPONENTS" u will find it in the add/remove programs folder in the column on the left hand side - in the windows components list it will be listed as "windows messenger" make sure u untick
peter

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