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Windows 7: disabling instant messenger

14 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
disabling instant messenger

I never use IM and in XP I always disabled it. I would like to do the same in my new laptop running Windows 7 home premium but do not know how to do it in Windows 7. Can someone kindly advise?
Thanks

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14 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Which IM program are you referring to?
There are none installed by default, so just don't install one.
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14 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I just assumed Windows installed them by default. This is anew laptop and I think it had AOL trial installed on it but I quickly got rid of that.
What would I search for to see if IM is active because of some installation I am not aware of? I use Thunderbird for email.
Thanks.
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14 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

With the info you gave me I discovered that HP had installed Windows Live essentials and that included Live Instant Messenger, so I removed it. Any other IMs I should search for?
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14 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2 View Post
With the info you gave me I discovered that HP had installed Windows Live essentials and that included Live Instant Messenger, so I removed it. Any other IMs I should search for?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2 View Post
With the info you gave me I discovered that HP had installed Windows Live essentials and that included Live Instant Messenger, so I removed it. Any other IMs I should search for?
I suppose you removed it via programs and features in control panel, so look there.
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