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how uninstall the messenger

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Hello I have a windows XP and I want to uninstall the messenger, when I look in the control panel --> uninstall software I can't find it.

Any idea?

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Looks like this page tells you how to do it:

http://www.petri.co.il/uninstall_windows_messenger_in_windows_xp.htm
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add/remove programs---windows components--uncheck windows messenger and click next
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To prevent Windows Messenger from running on a Windows XP-based computer Refer below :-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302089

Or else I would also support above post where it says

Windows messenger will not appears in the "Add/Remove programs" menu, because it's hidden. To unhide the windows messenger please do the next steps:

1. Open the file C:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF in the any text editor, such as Notepad.

2. Find the line: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

3. Delete hide, and result should be: msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,7

4. Save this file ( with the same name ).

Now you can uninstall Windows messenger from Add/Remove programs.
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