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Getting rid of old MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'Software' started by flex22, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    This is starting to bug me now.How do I get rid of version 4.7, now that I have version 6.1.

    Version 4.7 doesn't show in Add/remove programs, but now and again it just shows up in the taskbar.

    Should I just simply edit the registry.Please advise before I do anything though.

    Thanks :!:
     
  2. Cartman

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    Flex,

    ...and hi m8 - hope you had a good one...

    If you have XP which I seem to remember you do, doesn't messenger come integrated with Outlook or Outlook Express on XP?

    I guess some registry hacking may be in order, if you don't have the old version in Add/Remove. Also, get rid of loadqm from the registry as well (and from the program files folder) - it's MS's version of spyware in case you didn't know.
     
  3. Jakamoko
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    By coincidence, I downloaded a wee util today that may be able to help.

    Try Magic Tweak - it's a free eval copy (fairly small download) - lets you Add/Remove with power. Also, you can alter Start Up options, and use Task Manager, all from one GUI.

    I was well impressed after using it.

    HTH
    :D
     
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  4. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    Yeah, me wishes :P

    Looks good Jak, thanks, will try it.

    Thanks :!:
     
  5. flex22

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    I managed to remove msn messenger from outlook express, which is great because it was annoying the heck out of me.

    Unfortunatley, can't find a way of removing msn 4.7.Anyway, still looking.
    Great utility though.

    Thanks :!:
     
  6. Cartman

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    Oh well, trust me to do things the hard way!

    Nice to know there is something easier out there, though.
     
  7. SimonV

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    Hi flex, go to start and then run and tye the following

    Code:
    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
    HTH, Si
    :D


    BLC.Remove
     
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  8. flex22

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    Good lord man, it worked, I tell you it worked

    Oh joy :cheers

    Ta :!:
     
  9. SimonV

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    Glad I could help Flex. :D
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    :respct We're all here to learn, but when you see a piece of genius advice like that, you just have to take your hat off :!:

    Nice one, Si :D
     
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  11. SimonV

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    Hey it was only a quick google away, I knew it existed as I've used it before but I'll take the compliment as I dont get many. :shtum
     
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  12. Jakamoko
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  13. Cartman

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    *icon for jaw dropping*

    Impressed - that's pretty damn cool!
     
  14. flex22

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    LOL :!:

    Would you believe it, it came back with a windows update, dear me.

    Don't panic though, zapped it again :snipersm:
     

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