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MSN 4.5 removal

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Grandpaj, May 22, 2006.

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  1. Grandpaj

    Grandpaj Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have just installed MSN 7.5 and am wondering should I uninstall Windows Messenger I understand that Windows Messenger is different to MSN. In any event I am unable to uninstall MSN4.5 and I get the

    " Error Message. - Shutting Down - MSM has experienced a problem and can not continue. If you are running short of memory please close some programms and try running MSN again."

    Even just left clicking on the MSN Installer on the desktop, I get this error. I have tried to uninstall thru Add/remove pgms, but get the same message.


    Anyone got any advice please.

    Many thanks

    Grandpaj
     
  2. Dude044

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  3. Grandpaj

    Grandpaj Thread Starter

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    Hi DudO44

    Many thanks for that. Im not sure whether I should just leave MSN 4.5 on my computer.It appears that Windows Messenger needs to be there.

    Cheers

    Grandpaj
     
  4. Dude044

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    no problem Grandpaj. Just for the record i did uninstall 4.7 before i installed 7.5
     
  5. Rich-M

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    Shouldn't matter but safe to uninstall it too.
     
  6. Grandpaj

    Grandpaj Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,

    Many thanks, however am unable to uninstall thru Add/remove pgms.

    Cheers

    Grandpaj
     
  7. Rich-M

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    Then you either didn't do it right or are not on SP2. I do it all the time.
    Add/Remove Programs look on the left side of box and click "Windows Components" then scroll down there and uncheck Windows Messenger and hit apply. The ability to uninstall this was part of the Microsoft antitrust setllement 2 years ago so it has to be doable.
     
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