Two Versions of messenger Installed although Control Panel

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by mcl, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. mcl

    mcl Guest

    I can't find it in the add remover programs but I seem to have both verion
    4.7 and 6.1 on my system. Under program files I have a MSM Messenger
    subdirectory with 6.1. There is also a Messenger directory which based on
    properties is version 4.7. My Add/remove programs just shows 6.1. I've
    thought about just deleting the messenger directory (or at least renaming it
    to see if it affects anything). What do you think?
    mcl, Jun 1, 2004
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  2. Greetings mcl,

    Actually you have MSN Messenger 6.1 and Windows Messenger 4.7, they are *not* the same

    If you delete or rename the \Program Files\Messenger folder (which is where Windows Messenger
    is stored), Remote Assistance, Whiteboard and Application Sharing will no longer function as
    well as applications which utilize Windows Messenger (like Outlook Express) may appear to
    "freeze" as they attempt to start Windows Messenger (but can't because you've removed/renamed

    Instead, assuming Windows Messenger isn't in your way, you can remove its shortcuts (and do a
    bit of disabling) by going into the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, choose
    Add/Remove Windows Components, and uncheck Windows Messenger.

    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Jun 1, 2004
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