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Windows 7: Uninstall problem

15 May 2010   #1
gepy7

Windows 7
 
 
Uninstall problem

"Uninstall a program" seems to include only a few programs - not all the ones I have installed. e.g. "Windows Messenger" - which I accidentally installed whilst trying to download "Windows Live Mail". How get rid?
Peter Young


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15 May 2010   #2
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 
Which Messenger

Rather than make assumptions as to - very specifically - what messenger to which you are referring, you might consider this article which seems to cover the gamut.

Monk
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15 May 2010   #3
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Revo Uninstaller might be an option too....
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15 May 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Many of the MS programs are included in windows live essentials.

In addition, you may want to use one of the best unintallers and not the one in the control panel.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs, Solve uninstall problems
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15 May 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Revo Uninstaller might be an option too....

I beat you the last one. Just fair that you get your turn.
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15 May 2010   #6
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Revo Uninstaller might be an option too....

I beat you the last one. Just fair that you get your turn.
Yes, very fair
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15 May 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have a 64bit Win7, you need Revo Pro. For a 32bit system you can work with free Revo - it will work in a 64bit system, but only for the x86 program files.
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15 May 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gepy,

It will be listed as Windows Live Esentials instead in Programs and Features. After you select it, you will have an opiton to select Windows Live Messenger to uninstall.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 May 2010   #9
raccoon19

 
 

Hi brink, thats a good post, i have been looking to uninstal messenger for weeks now. I will add to your rep.
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24 May 2010   #10
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Just to make things clear, I once had a problem removing Windows Live Essentials. When I try to remove it with add/remove programs, nothing would happen, it won't uninstall and it didn't show me anything that will make me choose which of the Windows Live applications I wanted to uninstall. I had to remove it with Revo Uninstaller but re-running the wlsetup.web, the setup still thinks that I still have the applications installed. Better get the large file setup for installation than the wlset.web which downloads and installs.
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