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Kevin Jul 15, 2004, 11:58am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I need to find it for a computer with Windows 98. There is no Administrative Controls when I go into control panel so I cant find it. Could anyone help?


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Mohawk Jul 15, 2004, 12:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
if you are trying to disable it in windows 98 i am afraifd to say that you cannot :S sorry

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Michael A. Jul 16, 2004, 02:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
Is Windows Messenger even in Windows 98? For some reason I don't think so - I just don't remember it in there.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jul 16, 2004, 02:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
No, Windows Messenger is not part of Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 i think came with an old version of MSN Messenger tho.

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Michael A. Jul 16, 2004, 02:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
Yah that's what I thought. To use a Mesenger service you will need to download MSN Messenger which trust me - is way better than Windows Messenger.

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Bits 'n' Pieces Jul 16, 2004, 07:57am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 16, 2004, 08:05am EDT

 
>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
Are you looking to removing it or using it? Use MSN Messenger. That is way better.

If you want to remove it, I forgot the program which I used but it's something like Anti-Spy something. Or something along those lines. Just search in google for Spyware remover comparisons and you should find a site comparing 10 different Spyware removing software. That Anti-Spy thing has an extra option to completely uninstall Windows Messenger. :)

here's a site of some ratings

http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/000004.html

Found the site for it.

http://www.xp-antispy.org/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=26

Michael A. Jul 16, 2004, 03:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 16, 2004, 03:15pm EDT

 
>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
I have a program that lets you completely remove Windows Messenger. It's stand alone and a very small download. (About 47 KBs, 8 KBs compressed.) Also, if you have MSN Messenger installed it will replace the links (in Windows services) that normally point to Windows Messenger with new links and names pointing towards MSN Messenger. (This is of course only if you want it too. Otherwise it can completely remove them.)

I've used this on dozens of machines without any problems. It's a great way to avoid stuggling with msmsgs.exe in msconfig.


Michael A.
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Josh Butler Jul 16, 2004, 03:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
I use aim/icq/irc myself. Does hwa have an irc chan?? If not, I would be glad to start one up.

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Jim Harr Jul 16, 2004, 04:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
Michael
I am pleased you have that program to remove messenger.
Would you like to share it with us, or do you want to keep it to yourself to make us envious?

jlobel Lobel Jul 16, 2004, 07:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
ok why do u want such a crummy annoying program, it took me like for ever to realize i could get stuff to uninstall it, just use something else

I'm better then your kids.
Michael A. Jul 17, 2004, 03:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
Yah sure here's the link:
http://www.geocities.com/mikeulhill/public

The name of the file is "winxp_disablemessenger.zip". Geocities doesn't allow hot linking so I can't just post a link. Sorry.

Michael A.
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Joshie Versace Jul 17, 2004, 05:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
If you really want to uninstall windows messenger


Click Start > Run
paste this in the run box
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

If you have Windows XP Service Pack 1 installed, you'll receive this error message:
error unregistering the ocx 16422

Just click OK, Windows Messenger will still be removed

Bits 'n' Pieces Jul 17, 2004, 09:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
This is so gay. I post the program which can be used to remove Windows Messenger and you completely ignore me and ask Michael for his. Is it because he's a moderator so you guys trust him more then me? Or is it you guys just hate me?

Michael A. Jul 17, 2004, 10:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
People probably overlooked your message because of the program. It is a tad bit superflous for this need - including more then is necessary. All they need is a program to remove Messenger - not something to clean up the entire computer.

Plus that website is in German or Dutch or something like that.

Michael A.
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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jul 18, 2004, 01:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?

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Bits 'n' Pieces Jul 18, 2004, 04:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Where is Windows Messenger?
well, i'd still use my one instead because it also blocks spyware and such. instead of having 2 seperate programs, it's put into one. :)


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