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 >. Note: this is only available if you've installed Windows XP Service Pack
1 -- if you haven't, visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com. This won't remove Windows
Messenger, but it will let it stay out of your way, and allow MSN Messenger 6 to work
properly. Also, you'll probably want to turn off the Windows Messenger integration in
Outlook and/or Outlook Express (there is no way to integrate MSN Messenger 5). To do so, for
Outlook, For Outlook (XP/2002), just open Outlook, click the Tools menu, then Options, then
the Other tab, and uncheck 'Enable Instant Messaging in Microsoft Outlook'. For Outlook
Express, close Outlook Express, and run this .reg file:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=330117 for more information on Windows Messenger 4.7 and MSN
Messenger 5.0 (also refers to MSN Messenger 6)
Windows MVP, Messenger
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> Can someone help please?
> I run Windows XP Home Edition. My Outlook version 6
> defaults to use MSN 4.7 when I launch Outlook. I've
> downloaded MSN version 5 and it runs on my system
> alongside version 4.7 !! I can't find a way to remove
> 4.7 or to get Outlook to recognise and use version 5 and
> to ditch version 4.7.
> Does anyone know how to do this ? I also tried to remove
> 4.7 through "Add, remove windows components" but that
> didn't work. 4.7 is still on my system.
> Dave UK.