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Windows 7: Windows Live Messenger

26 Nov 2009   #1
vernod

Vista
 
 
Windows Live Messenger

Hi Guys,

Any tips on how to remove/disable Windows Live Messenger in Windows 7? Its very annoying having it pop up every time I go to hotmail.


Thx,

Vern


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26 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Uninstall Windows Live Essentials...
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26 Nov 2009   #3
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vernod View Post
Hi Guys,

Any tips on how to remove/disable Windows Live Messenger in Windows 7? Its very annoying having it pop up every time I go to hotmail.


Thx,

Vern
Hello Vern,

As far as I know, Windows 7 does not come with Live Messenger by default.
I think you selected Windows Live Messenger (and possibly other Windows Live software) when installing Windows Live Mail.

You should be able to uninstall the Windows Live Messenger:
Go to the Start Menu-Control Panel-Programs and features- and uninstall it.

Best regards,

zx81
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26 Nov 2009   #4
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

- you can stop it from loading automatically via the start-up option in "msconfig"..
- it's also one of the options under the messenger's "tools":
Windows Live Messenger-messenger.jpg


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25 Jan 2010   #5
mosterholt

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
- you can stop it from loading automatically via the start-up option in "msconfig"..
- it's also one of the options under the messenger's "tools":
Attachment 38724
Call me dumb but I can't find the "tools" for messenger. I've clicked on everything about the stupid program that lets me do it but I'm having no such luck finding it. I'm going to try msconfig, maybe I'll have better luck with that.
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25 Jan 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zx81 View Post

Hello Vern,

As far as I know, Windows 7 does not come with Live Messenger by default.
I think you selected Windows Live Messenger (and possibly other Windows Live software) when installing Windows Live Mail.

You should be able to uninstall the Windows Live Messenger:
Go to the Start Menu-Control Panel-Programs and features- and uninstall it.

Best regards,

zx81
OEM's are shipping it as default, or at least i know Toshiba are
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06 Feb 2010   #7
haplyss

windows 7
 
 
Windows Live Messenger Uninstall

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x 64. I tried Zap Messenger, & it did the complete removal of Windows Live Messenger. Hope this info helps someone!

Haplyss
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07 Feb 2010   #8
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

to remove Messenger, go to the Control Panel and select Programs and Features
in the list, select Windows Live Essentials and then click on the Change/Remove option..

..opt to uninstall when the choice box appears, and you'll be given the list of programs that come with Live Essentials

- select Messenger from the list and proceed to uninstall - the remaining Live Essential programs will be unaffected..
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07 Feb 2010   #9
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

If you are removing it I recommend revo uninstaller. It is freeware and very good at it's job and will scan for leftovers when removal is complete.
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08 Feb 2010   #10
mosterholt

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
to remove Messenger, go to the Control Panel and select Programs and Features
in the list, select Windows Live Essentials and then click on the Change/Remove option..

..opt to uninstall when the choice box appears, and you'll be given the list of programs that come with Live Essentials

- select Messenger from the list and proceed to uninstall - the remaining Live Essential programs will be unaffected..
Sweet, that did it. Thanks!
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