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Windows 7: how to remove windows live messenger 9?

10 Feb 2009   #11
drazenn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Studulike View Post
Wow great you are using Windows 7 and all that but sorry to ask this and don't mean to be rude or anything but don't you think you are taking a big risk running a beta opperating system on your machine when you are not 100% confident on how to remove programs from your system?
Uhh...that hurts ,but I don't think you're right bacuse of two things.
First,I believe that,in this case Microsoft,gives beta to see how an average user deals with it,how it fits and what do other people think about it,and to got feedback about what to improve,maybe add,and about eventual bugs to fix them.
Second,I believe that he is an average user cos I think that he knows how to add or remove windows component.
I believe it because of simple reason and that is the fact that he is here,on new"windows7 forum" which means that he is regular visitor of different forums and he would already ask about adding/removing components in XP or even in Vista,and now he is asking about a command line which removes messenger from registry for good like it was in XP before(I don't know for Vista because I didn't use Vista even if I have enough good machine,but simply didn't like it because of amount of CPU power and RAM which it needed,and it was just beautifull but wasn't nothing faster then XP,which wasn't a fact with windows 7,even in beta version).So,in my opinion,I think that makes him(and who knows how many people more beside him) an average user,and without any intent to offens you,I also think that it is just such a profile of people the main goal of Microsoft is.
I'm sorry on my bad language,because english is not my native language but I hope you willl understand


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29 Apr 2009   #12
Rubaijat

Windows 7
 
 

I'd just ran into the same problem, so I thought I could write an quick reply on how to get it done.

Its true, that you have to go to 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a program' but what you are looking for is 'Windows Live Essentials'. When you click on that, messenger will be shown as a checkbox to uninstall.

Cheers
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29 Apr 2009   #13
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The Windows live "un-installer" is hidden in the Windows Live folder under programs files. Look in the install folder and find the .exe called "WLART" (I think....I don't have my system here at work)

Once you find the WLART, double click it and it will let you un-install any component of Windows Live. If the name if the file is not WLART please post back and let people know. I think that's it. This is not a well known fact.
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29 Apr 2009   #14
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
The Windows live "un-installer" is hidden in the Windows Live folder under programs files. Look in the install folder and find the .exe called "WLART" (I think....I don't have my system here at work)

Once you find the WLART, double click it and it will let you un-install any component of Windows Live. If the name if the file is not WLART please post back and let people know. I think that's it. This is not a well known fact.
its WLARP not WLART (it gives you the options of repair or uninstall when you double click)
and its in the install folder of the windows live folder in program files.
but for the normal user its much easier to hit up the control panel and do it that way
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29 Apr 2009   #15
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Am I missing something here? My Windows Live Messenger is version 14.
nah, thats the long version matrix.

It should more correctly be commonly known as Windows Live Messenger 2009 (or 09 for short).
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29 Apr 2009   #16
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Ah, thanks for the clarification.
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29 Apr 2009   #17
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
its WLARP not WLART (it gives you the options of repair or uninstall when you double click)
and its in the install folder of the windows live folder in program files.
but for the normal user its much easier to hit up the control panel and do it that way
Thanks for pointing that out. I think this is a useful tool not everyone knows.
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14 Nov 2009   #18
NanoSeven

Win 7
 
 

When using Windows 7, it's not as simple as just going into the Add/Remove programs and uninstalling the messenger when it's bundled with Windows Live Essentials.

All I would like to do is disble the Windows Live Messenger, and in spite of indicating on the drop down menu for its preferences that I don't want it to start, it still pops up every time I check my Live email and auto logs me in. Is there a more permanent way to simply disable it, rather than delete it? Because altering the preferences within the Messenger does NOT work.

Thx
Nseven
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17 Nov 2009   #19
tommyruff

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Guys
I have just done a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit ( from XP Pro 32 bit ) and have installed Windows Live messenger from the Softpedia site Windows Live Messenger 2009 Download - Softpedia.
I get the service is temporarily unavailable with error code 80040154 when i try running the install.
So I tried uninstalling it....its not listed in Control Panel Uninstall anywhere.
There is no WLARP in the Program Files.. Windows Live..Messenger install folder.
I tried re-installing hoping it would give me the option to uninstall...nothing happens
I tried running the microsoft wlsetup-custom.exe from the Microsoft site and it just says I have the messenger component installed.

Looking for some more suggestions?
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17 Nov 2009   #20
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Try downloading it from Microsoft: Home - Windows Live
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