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how do I uninstall Microsoft messenger from Vista

Just installed it but now I want to uninstall it and there is no entry in programs and features. I also went to the parent folder and there is no uninstaller there eighter?

How do I uninstall it?
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jtiernan2008
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scarsremainedCommented:
You have to go to Control Panel > Uninstall Programs > Then on the left pane there is an option at the bottom which says turn windows features on or off.  Click on that, accept the adminstrator control, and search for Messenger in that list and uncheckmark the box.  You can uninstall any other programs you might not use, just be careful you know what they are.  Good luck!
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tplaya07Commented:
In Add/Remove Programs, did you try clicking on the "Turn Windows features On/Off" button on the left?
Additionally, you should also be able to go to Start-->Run and type
services.msc
and scroll down to Messenger Service or Windows Messenger Service (not sure exact name as I'm still running XP), double-click on it and set the Startup Type to Disabled. This will prevent the service from loading on startup.

Additonally, you can also disable startup programs with CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com) under the Tools-->Startup button.
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jtiernan2008Author Commented:
Hi guys,

its not in 'turn windows features on or off'
there is also no 'Messenger Service' or 'Windows Messenger Service'
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scarsremainedCommented:
Which messenger is this? if it is microsoft windows messenger then it will be under Windows Meeting Space under turn windows features on or off.  Is that checkmark box checked? If it is, turn it off.  You will then have uninstalled messenger.
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tplaya07Commented:
Not sure exactly where in "Turn Windows Features On/Off" it's located, but scarsremind's suggestion of Windows Meeting Space sounds logical.

As mentioned before though, you could also use CCLeaner to disable programs from running at startup as shown in the attachment below.
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