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Windows 7: Trying to unistall Messenger

24 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Trying to unistall Messenger

When I try to uninstall messenger via programs and features>live essentials I click the"remove one or more
Windows live programs"
I don't get the window to choose what program to remove.
It flashes another window so fast I can't see it and then "The programs you selected have been uninstalled"

I selected the repair option ,it ran and added some "windows live active mesh remote or something" to programs and features
which I removed right afterwards.
Any ideas?
Thanks

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24 Mar 2013   #2

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

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24 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Tried everything in there but the messengergeek link
"run" gives me a can't find inf
I am running windows7 home premium not ultimate ,does that matter BugiMeister ?
Thanks for your help
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24 Mar 2013   #4

Win7-64
 
 

Microsoft is in the process of switching from Messenger to Skype. In most parts of the world Messenger will stop working later this month (March 2013.) If you download and install Skype it will also de-install Messenger. Then, if you do not want Skype you should be able to de-install it normally.
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24 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbinnard View Post
Microsoft is in the process of switching from Messenger to Skype. In most parts of the world Messenger will stop working later this month (March 2013.) If you download and install Skype it will also de-install Messenger. Then, if you do not want Skype you should be able to de-install it normally.
Thanks bbinnard,I don't want either skype or messenger.
So I have to upgrade to skype via outlook and then uninstall skype?
Is there a reason I can't uninstall messenger?
My wife just removed messenger(windows 7) out of live essentials with no problems at all
I don't seem to have the option of even removing all of windows live essentials
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24 Mar 2013   #6

Win7-64
 
 

Since the standard way of de-installing Messenger did not work for you the only other way I know of to uninstall it is to install Skype. When I did this it put up a message saying Messenger would be de-installed, Skye would be installed, and all my Messenger contacts wold get moved to Skype.

This is exactly what happened. I still have Skype installed (because I use it) but I presume you could use normal methods to uninstall it.
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