Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tips To Remove Windows Live Messenger Program

Windows Live Messenger is one of the chat tools that help you to connect with your friends and relatives around the world. This chat tool comes as a part of the program Windows Live Essentials. Now, if you have installed this program and found that it is not useful, you may remove it from your computer. However, according to Windows Live Help, the program is one of the Windows components and you may fail to uninstall it using the traditional methods.

The traditional method of removing a program installed in your computer is to go to the Add or Remove programs section in the control panel and find the program from the list, which you wish to uninstall. However, you will not find Windows Live Messenger in this list and therefore, cannot uninstall it by this method. So, how will you remove this program from your computer? There is a simple solution for you. You may manually remove all the files corresponding to Windows Live Messenger from your computer and thereby the program itself.

Removing files

Once you remove all the files related to Windows Live program, you can disable the program and thus remove it from your computer. The first step to remove the files is to go to the C: drive where the program is installed. Open the folder Program Files where you will find the folder for Windows Live Messenger. Right click this folder and choose the option Delete. Go to the Recycle Bin of your computer and open it. Select the Windows Live Messenger folder from the list and delete it permanently.

Once you remove the folders and files, it is important to remove the registry entries of the program. For this, open the Registry Editor. You may open the Registry Editor by selecting the option Start and then Run. In the Run window, enter regedit and click OK. Once the Registry Editor window comes up, press the keys Ctrl and F together, which will bring up the Search field. Enter Windows Live Messenger in the search field and press Enter. The program will take you to the registry entries associated with the program. Delete these keys. Repeat the steps until no more keys associated with the program are present in the registry.

Once you finish deleting the files and registry entries, delete the icons of the program. For additional assistance on this removal process, you may contact Windows Live help center or our technical support team.

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