Uninstall Windows Messenger & Use MSN Messenger

Uninstall Windows Messenger & Use MSN Messenger

Post by Paul » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 01:58:22



Is there a way to have only one messenger: uninstall
Windows Messenger and only use MSN Messenger 5.0?
 
 
 

Uninstall Windows Messenger & Use MSN Messenger

Post by Jonathan Kay [MVP » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 03:51:58


Greetings Paul,

You can remove Windows Messenger 4.7, but if you do, you will be preventing Remote
Assistance, Whiteboard, Application Sharing and any other applications that utilize Messenger
from working (or loading without problems).  You can just disable Windows Messenger 4.7, by
opening it up, click Tools, Options, Preferences tab and unchecking 'Run this program when
Windows starts'.  This won't stop it from being loaded by some other application though.  As
well, you can disable it further by going to Start, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs,
Add/Remove Windows Components on the left, uncheck Windows Messenger in the components list
and click Next >.  This won't remove Windows Messenger, but it will let it stay out of your
way, and allow MSN Messenger 5 to work properly.

Also, see:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=330117 for more detailed methods.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Windows MVP, Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com


Quote:> Is there a way to have only one messenger: uninstall
> Windows Messenger and only use MSN Messenger 5.0?


 
 
 

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