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Removing Windows Messenger?

by rene.devers / April 14, 2005 9:18 PM PDT

Is there a simple way to remove windows messenger from my Windows XP system?

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by jkp / April 16, 2005 10:55 AM PDT

I just found this recently and it works.

Open C:\Windows\Inf\Sysoc.inf in Notepad.

Find the line under [Components] that reads "msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7"

Change this to "msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,,7"
i.e. remove "hide" from between the commas.

Save the file and go to the Windows components portion of Add-Remove. Messenger will now show up as removable.

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Or. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 17, 2005 11:13 AM PDT
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