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    how do you get rid of msn messanger completely with sp2? in sp1 you could get rid of in it add/remove programs by going to the add/remove windows components but in sp2 its not there. also can i plz have a link to the sp2 patch which would increase the # of connections of something like that for bt users. thanks

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    It's Windows Messenger


    Start > Run -> Type the following command (press OK when done):

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 04-09-2005 at 07:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    thx

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    Last edited by Snee; 04-09-2005 at 10:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    It's Windows Messenger


    Start > Run -> Type the following command (press OK when done):

    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    Hey {I}{K}{E}, That works like a charm. I even tried it on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. It works on that too.

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    Thanks, IKE!

    While I apreciate knowing now how to remove Windows Messenger, how about also removing those little traces (programs files, folders, registry entries, etc...) that are often left behind? Anyone have a list of what and where these items that have to be manually removed?

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    I dunno' about ike's method, but the one I posted uninstalls it, so it should get wiped (almost?) completely then.

    You'll find the option for removing it among the removable windows components, through add/remove programs.

    You can use it to get rid of the pinball game, wordpad and some other stuff that installs with windows too, in case that's interesting.
    Last edited by Snee; 04-10-2005 at 07:34 PM.

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