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I have windows messenger on my laptop and it's driving me nuts. I never use it and I can't remove it, and keeps trying to log in, even though I have no such address. I tried to remove it as a component, but it's still there. How can I get rid of it?

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open messenger, click contacts, than manage contact, than delete contact. it will bring up the party in your contact list and you can remove them... I understand how you feel... because I don't use it either but our email is built around it.

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remove it as a component
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removing windows messenger

1) Open a file named sysoc.inf with Notepad or another text editor. This file can be found in a folder named INF, which is a subfolder of the Windows folder (or in some cases the winnt folder, depending on how your OS was installed).

2) Look for the following line:


and remove the word "hide" while leaving the commas on place. Close and save the file.

3) Now open the Add/Remove Programs applet in the Control Panel, and you will be able to remove Windows Messenger like any other program.


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