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Is the default MSN Explorer software that came with XP a critical part of the system or can I uninstall it as I do not use it at all.

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MSN Explorer Is Not Required ...

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....and can be uninstalled from the Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs.. If you're using MSN as an ISP software, you might think twice though.. Internet Explorer, the main browser supplied by Microsoft should remain after uninstalling MSN Explorer. MSN is NOT usually the default browser unless you've installed other MSN software such as MSN ISP software which allows you to use MSN browser doodads. Internet Explorer and MSN Explorer are two different things... On the other hand, although it's fine to use something other than Internet Explorer to surf the internet, it's usually a good idea to leave it installed for visits to the Windows Update site, et al.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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(NT) (NT): Thanks for the quick reply

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nooooooooo

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noooooooooooooooooo,, do not uninstall MSN...i did and it took away notepad and the games folder also paint...unless u dont need those then u can do it. I had to reinstall windows xp to get it all back..i wouldnt take the risk of uninstalling anything that originaly came with microsoft on windows xp except stuff that yur pc company put on there.

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(NT) (NT): Guess I'll just leave it to be safe

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MSN Explorer Is An 'Add On'..

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...and I've uninstalled it countless times without mishap.... Maybe your thinking of Internet Explorer which is something else. If you lost games and Notepad and such, then you uninstalled something more than the MSN Explorer browser. MSN Explorer is a bloated version of the Internet Explorer shell and generally only required for those that use MSN internet access..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSN_Explorer

Hope this helps.

Grif

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System Restore

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That's what I initially thought so too. Can system restore get it back in the event more stuff other than MSN Explorer is uninstalled?

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Maybe..... Is All I Can Say...

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Depending on System Restore to undo an "uninstall" doesn't always recover all of the files that were removed.. Still, if there is a problem after the uninstall, which there shouldn't be, you should be able to reinstall MSN Explorer from Microsoft.

http://explorer.msn.com/install.htm

Hope this helps.

Grif

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msn

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i went to add or remove progams then i clicked on add/remove windows components and i chose MSN Explorer and uninstalled that and those things i said earlier and system restore didnt restore them.

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The Only Way That Those Other Items Would Have Disappeared..

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...is if you also UNCHECKED the "Games" box in "Accessories and Utilities". Likewise, there is no uninstall procedure for Notepad so I'm not sure how it disappeared. It's fairly common for folks to lose the Notepad icon from the "All Programs" list but that's easily fixable as long as the "Notepad.exe" file is still on the computer. Although you correctly UNCHECKED the "MSN Explorer" box in the "Add/Remove Windows Components" section to uninstall it, I've never seen the issue you have mentioned when those procedures are used. I don't doubt what you're saying, but I certainly have never seen it.

In order to reinstall them, specifically MSN Explorer, the preferred way is to simply re-CHECK the MSN Explorer box again.. That should reinstall the program although you may need the XP disk in order to do it.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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omg

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well things happen the cant be explained just like this one. you came on agressive, my bad. do what you want to its your computer

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