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Windows 7: windows live Messenger

18 Jan 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tony Zamboni View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
You can uninstall Windows Live Essentials if you don't use it. Alternatively, you can just uninstall Messenger.

Sorry, I assumed you used Messenger.
I see where I can uninstall Windows Live Essentials in the control panel "Programs and Features" but I am hesitant to go on from there because I use some of the Windows Live mail features. If I click on Uninstall will I have a choice of what I uninstall or will it uninstall all of Windows Live Components?

I have Win7 on a new computer and Windows Live Messenger bugs me all the time. It starts automatically if I go to the hotmail page or the Windows Live Mail page and then it places Windows Messenger in my startup items. I disable it using msconfig and it stays disabled unless I go to the Windows live Mail or Hotmail page. Reason enough to stay away from those pages. Or better yet if I use my Mac to go to Hotmail or Windows Live Mail I don't get invaded with Messenger.
Hello,

Yes, you will get a screen of components to uninstall. You can leave Mail, if you like.


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18 Jan 2010   #12
Ichi

Win 7
 
 

I followed the instructions of Jonathan King.

However there was no thing happens when I clicked on the program to uninstall/change. If I clicked again, I was told to wait for the the program uninstall of chance. The wait is forever.

I don't want to have the Windows Live Messenger pops up evry time I go to my hotmail.com email as I never use the Messenger.

My system is Dell XPS Studio with Win 7 Home Premium.

Please help.

Many thanks for your prompt response.

Ichi
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19 Jan 2010   #13
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Use this program to get red of any traces of WLM ~
http://download.softpedia.com/dl/129...pMessenger.zip
Extract the files and run the .exe file inside.
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26 Apr 2010   #14
Green My Eyes

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having the same problems with wanting to uninstall Windows Live Messaging. I don't use it, and I don't want to; I just want to get rid of it. I've tried Uninstall Programs, but I don't see it on the list of programs. I see Windows Live Essentials, but I'm concerned about uninstalling it because I have no idea what it does. I use Thunderbird and Firefox instead of the MS products, so perhaps I don't need Live Essentials at all?
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26 Apr 2010   #15
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Green My Eyes View Post
I'm having the same problems with wanting to uninstall Windows Live Messaging. I don't use it, and I don't want to; I just want to get rid of it. I've tried Uninstall Programs, but I don't see it on the list of programs. I see Windows Live Essentials, but I'm concerned about uninstalling it because I have no idea what it does. I use Thunderbird and Firefox instead of the MS products, so perhaps I don't need Live Essentials at all?
In Programs and Features, uninstall Windows Live Essentials. When it comes up, select Messenger to uninstall.

Windows Live Essentials is a collection of programs. Messenger and Mail are two components. You do not need to uninstall the whole program just to remove Messenger.
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26 Apr 2010   #16
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Green My Eyes View Post
I'm having the same problems with wanting to uninstall Windows Live Messaging. I don't use it, and I don't want to; I just want to get rid of it. I've tried Uninstall Programs, but I don't see it on the list of programs. I see Windows Live Essentials, but I'm concerned about uninstalling it because I have no idea what it does. I use Thunderbird and Firefox instead of the MS products, so perhaps I don't need Live Essentials at all?
In Programs and Features, uninstall Windows Live Essentials. When it comes up, select Messenger to uninstall.

Windows Live Essentials is a collection of programs. Messenger and Mail are two components. You do not need to uninstall the whole program just to remove Messenger.
Adding to this method, when messenger starts up you can do it without having to sign in.
In the top right of the sign-in window, there should be a 'help' icon (question mark) click on it and select 'Show menu bar'.
Once the menu bar at the top is shown, go to Tools --> Options.
Now, from there follow my first post at Step 5.
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26 Apr 2010   #17
Green My Eyes

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you both so much -- what a relief not to see that nuisance-y icon!
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27 Apr 2010   #18
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Green My Eyes View Post
Thank you both so much -- what a relief not to see that nuisance-y icon!
You are very welcome GME
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