Uninstall Windows Live Messenger From Windows 7
By Stephen Bucaro
I found an interesting article "Make Video Calls With Windows Live Messenger". I thought this
might be an interesting thing to try, and very useful if it worked. So I opened Windows Live
Messenger on My Windows 7 PC and attempted to use it, however it required me to get an ID.
I was taken to a website to sign up for an ID, and next to the sign up button was the message
(paraphrased) "You Agree to Accept SPAM". NO WAY! So I closed the webpage and Windows Live Messenger.
After that every time I started my computer, Windows Live Messenger opened on the screen.
In my attempt to get rid of Windows Live Messenger, I learned that it's part of Windows Live
Essentials, which includes other Windows Live applications such as Photo Gallery and Movie
Maker. Windows Live Essentials has an uninstaller which lets you remove individual components
of Windows Live Essentials. To uninstall Windows Live Messenger:
1. In Control Panel, click on the Uninstall a program link.
2. In the list of programs that appears, scroll down and highlight Windows Live Essentials,
then on the toolbar at the top of the list, click on Uninstall⁄Change.
3. A window appears with the message "Uninstall or repair your Windows Live programs". Make sure
the () Uninstall radio button is set, then click on the [Continue] button.